Early on July 7, 2019, our mom, Proxida Rose “Pat” Taylor completed the last leg of her journey into the arms of her loving God. Her journey began on August 9, 1921, where she was the first daughter of John and Agnes (Brusky) Tucholski born on the home farm near Hofa Park.
Nine years later she was followed by sisters Naomi and Anne and two brothers Myron and John. After attending Elm Lawn School and helping her parents on the farm, she felt the call of service to her country as her father had previously and joined the Army finally stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia where she met and married her husband of over 51 years Estel Vern “Don” Taylor.
As dad's career in the army continued, mom became an army wife and mother to her first four children in different states and even in Germany before both left the service and returned to Green Bay where their next three children were born. Tired of the city they moved to the suburbs of Rose Lawn and their last two children came along.
Caring for nine children and a husband was a full-time job, but she always had time to help many others who needed her along her journey. She lived her faith by prayer and actions and made a point to not only feed our mind and bodies, but our souls with example. It was her goal to make sure we had the tools to stand on our own two feet in our own journey in life but always was there to lend a hand or two as we needed it. This extended to her grandchildren and great grands as she shared her time with them and many other youngsters over the years.
She was proud of her service and affiliation with many fine service men and women and often reminded us of their sacrifices for us and their kindness to her after dad died. Thank you to AMVETS Post 160 of Pulaski, PLAV Post 178 of Krakow and the Madelyn LaCaine American Legion Post 539 of Green Bay for your visits and kind thoughts and actions over these many years. It meant a great deal to her and was proud to be a member with you. Her last few years were spent at Emerald Bay Assisted Living and she enjoyed her time there. Thank you for welcoming her into your family and helping her along her journey. Her parish family at St. Sebastian never let her down with many visits, kind words and deeds over this long journey of faith. Her brother Myron always took her grocery shopping until he couldn't anymore, and her brother Johnny visited with her weekly and kept her bird feeders full and her sister Naomi called weekly from Texas to check in with her and pray for her. We could not have finished the last leg of this journey without help from Heartland Hospice helping us to navigate those last few steps.
Her many nieces and nephews visited and prayed with and for her over these many years. One of her last requests was to tell her family young and old that helped her through her life and especially in this last leg of her journey she loved you dearly, prayed for you daily and don't forget to help each other as did for me!
Mom is survived by her children Pat and Dave Posbrig, Seymour; John and Eileen Taylor, Pulaski; Larry and Mary Taylor Stanwood, MI; Don and Bonnie Taylor, Pulaski; Cathy Taylor-Webb Green Bay; Linda and Tom Haase, Shawano; Jim and Teena Taylor, Longmont, CO; and Jeff and Amy Taylor, Green Bay. Her sister, Naomi Ebert of Austin, Texas; and brother, John Tucholski, Seymour. Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a great-great-grand child; nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sons: David and baby Taylor; brother, Myron Tucholski; sister, Anne (Tony) Jurecki; brothers-in-law: Bob Ebert, Alan (Nellie) Taylor, Bob (Joann) Taylor; sister-in-law, Ave (Dick) Charles; mother-in-law, Helen Taylor; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a parish prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Isaar, on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Bob Kabat and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery with military honors.
Online condolences may be expressed to Pat's family at www.muehlboettcher.com
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