Harlin Ralph Taylor — Lanesboro

Harlin Ralph Taylor, 64, of Lanesboro, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at home under hospice care, of a lengthy battle with cancer.

Harlin was born Nov, 10, 1948, in Lanesboro, to George and Kari (Soma)Taylor. He graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1966, and received a ME degree from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology.On Aug. 14, 1971, he married Kay Rash in Eldora, Iowa. He lived in Minneapolis for college and work prior to moving to Lanesboro. He was a Mechanical Engineer, R&D at Strongwell Corporation of Chatfield. Kay is a retired dental assistant.

Harlin was a member of the Lanesboro Arts Council, Lanesboro City Council, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Fillmore County DFL. He enjoyed woodland management, growing Shiitake mushrooms, maple syruping and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Kay, of Lanesboro; two brothers, Ed (Verna) Taylor, of Lanesboro and Lewis (Monica) Taylor, of Chatfield; and one sister, Alice (Dr. Kent) Frydenlund, of Richland Center, Wis.; five nieces and seven nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Kari Taylor.

Funeral service for Harlin will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial are preferred to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, or to Hospice Services of the donors choice.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro is in charge of arrangements. 507-867-4310.