Peter Taylor, age 63, of Isanti died March 20, 2012 at Del Sol Hospital in El Paso, Texas. A funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 27th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 PM on Monday, March 26th at our Isanti Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Peter William Taylor was born July 15, 1948 in Malta, Montana to Alfred and Dorothy (Lindner) Taylor. He graduated from Princeton High School where he excelled in track, setting a school record in the mile run. Pete served his country in the US Air Force from 1967-1971 and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam Conflict. He worked at Crystal Cabinets, Cambridge State Hospital, Isanti County Sheriffs Boys Ranch and most recently at Cummins in Fridley. On March 20, 1991 Pete married Kathandra Johnson-Carlson. They made their home in East Bethel and then Isanti. Pete enjoyed traveling, playing softball, collecting things, especially NASCAR items, concerts and going to auctions. He also liked watching sports on TV, especially the Vikings. Pete was a compassionate person who loved helping people. Family was central to Pete and his grandchildren meant the world to him.
Peter W. Taylor died March 20, 2012 at Del Sol Hospital in El Paso, Texas at the age of 63 years, 8 months and 5 days. He was preceded in death by his parents; Al and Dorothy; son-in-law, David Mertz; brother-in-law, Dennis Peterson and niece, Jenny Peterson.
Pete is survived by his wife, Kathandra; son, Jason Carlson of Isanti; two daughters, Kelly Taylor of St. Francis, Jessi Mertz of El Paso, Texas; two brothers, Rick (Linda) Taylor of Princeton, Al (Debbie) Taylor of Princeton; sister, Lorene Peterson of Moorhead; brother-in-law, Gerald Johnson of Pine City; three grandchildren, David, Kristina and Kelly; and by many other relatives and friends.