Dennis L. Taylor

November 2, 1943 - January 14, 2019 

NEW BUFFALO — Dennis L. Taylor, 75, of New Buffalo, Mich., passed away at Franciscan Hospital on Monday, January 14, 2019. He died peacefully with friends at his side.

Dennis was born November 2, 1943 at St. Anthony’s in Michigan City to the late Max and Hazel (Westphal) Taylor. He graduated from New Buffalo High School and went on to a career in construction and trucking.

He married Patricia Volksdorf, the love of his life, and had 25 wonderful years together. She passed on ten years ago. They spent a beautiful life together and shared their love of country music and old television westerns. Elvis was an idol to Dennis and Pat and the King decorated their kitchen. One of Dennis’s fondest memories was the trip they took together to Graceland.

After Pat’s death, Dennis’s constant companion was Toby, his Grey African parrot. Dennis was well known in the neighborhood for keeping track on those who would come and go. He would lift his side window to give a shout-out and at the same window toss food out to feed the birds in the area. He built birdhouses for friends and was diligent about flying the American Flag in front of his house.

Dennis was an avid gardener and quite proud of his tomato crop. He was always happy to share his vegetables with others.

There will be a gathering of friends on Saturday, February 2nd, at 2 p.m. at the American Legion, 19129 U.S. Highway 12 in New Buffalo.

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