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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry Jennifer Castillo for the loss of your Dad he is know at peace and will always be with you

Posted by Rebecca Retherford - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   September 29, 2019

Prayers to family during this difficult time. Love you Aunt Jean.

Posted by Wayne & Kathy Jennings - Metropolis, IL - Family   September 27, 2019

Sending Prayers and HUGS during this difficult times and the months to follow. The time period I remember most about Mark is when we were children at Propherstown Camp ground for Family weekends during the summer months. We were all cousins 3 girls vs like 12 boys, but we still all spent time together fishing, riding bikes, playing sports, swimming in the river and floating on inner tunes from P-town State Park to the campground and of course eating tons of food!. It is memories like this and all the ones you have made in the years since that will get you through this time in your life. (Tooties daughter)

Posted by Twyla Neubauer - Mount Morris, IL - Family   September 27, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss!

Posted by Rhonda Crawford - Sterling, IL - Friend   September 27, 2019

Mark and I grew up together. I will remember Mark as a very kind person and will miss him. I will pray for all of you.

Posted by Becky Rhodes - Sterling, IL - Neighbor   September 27, 2019

Linda I am so sorry for your loss Sending prayers

Posted by Anne Rodriguez - Florence, AZ   September 27, 2019