Leonard D. Taylor 79, of Evansville, died on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Evansville Care Campus, Evansville, MN.
Leonard Donald was born on September 23, 1941, in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Leonard and Lydia (Degan) Taylor. He graduated from Minneapolis North High School in 1959. Lenny joined the US Navy being stationed in Norfolk, Virginia where he served on the US Dominant Mine Sweeper. After his honorable discharge, he attended Technical College in Minneapolis where he obtained his Boilers License. Lenny worked as head of maintenance at River Towers Apartments in Minneapolis.
On March 10, 2004, he married Patricia Ellen Dosen in Anoka, Minnesota. The couple owned and operated Patty’s Restaurant in Brandon, MN. Lenny was a volunteer fire fighter in Brooklyn Park for 28 years. While there he taught the defensive driving course to trainees.
His hobbies included fishing, playing games such as cribbage and dominoes and driving pontoon on Stowe Lake. Lenny was a handyman who could fix anything. He loved bright colors and would keep his lawn and flowers meticulous.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Lydia Taylor; his late wife, Jere Lue (Stubbs) Taylor; and his son, Jeff Bjerksett. Lenny is survived by his wife, Patty Taylor of Evansville; children, Sandra Fitzgerald, LueAnn (Doug) Hinderaker, Greg Bjerksett, John Taylor, Robert (Loralee) Buelow, Thomas Buelow and Roni Kramer; twin sister, LaVonne (Chuck) Stendahl and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Memorial Gathering: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, from 4-5 P.M., at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Evansville.
Interment: Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
Online condolences at www.glendenilson.com
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