Mark L. Taylor

  • Born: November 22, 1959
  • Died: September 25, 2019
  • Location: Dixon, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Mark L. Taylor, age 59, of Dixon, died Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling surrounded by his loved ones.

Mark was born November 22, 1959 in Sterling the son of Donald Taylor and LaDona (Akridge) Stevens. He served in the Air Force. He married Linda Kaehler on August 10, 1996 in Rock Falls and was self-employed at Boss Carpet One in Dixon for many years. Mark was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls and enjoyed playing golf and disc golf.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Taylor of Dixon; his mother, LaDona Stevens of Rock Falls; his father, Donald Taylor of Rifle, Colo.; his children, Jennifer (Rick) Castillo of Sterling, Janice (Rich) Echebarria of Rock Falls, Julie (Rob) Charleston of Florence, Ariz., Jill (Brock) Taylor of Sterling, Jessica (Kole) Jonaway of San Tan Valley, Ariz., Chelsea (Tommy) Ryan of Palm Coast, Fla., Evan Kelly of Sterling, and Kristelin Ragland of Rock Falls; two sisters, Ellen Simmons of Ullin and Theresa (Mark) Glass of Portland, Ore.; six brothers, Garry (Jan) Stevens of Dallas, Texas, Larry (Susan) Stevens of Denton, Texas, Terry (Dawn) Stevens of Mt. Morris, Mike (Jodi) Taylor of Cobb, Calif., Eugene (Jose) Taylor of Rock Island and Kevin Steinburg; and twenty grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his step father, Aaron Stevens and one grandson.

Visitation will be Monday, September 30, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. The funeral will be Monday at 6:00 PM at the church with Pastor Dalmus Meeks officiating. Military honors will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mark Taylor Memorial at Sauk Valley Bank.