Michael ‘Jack’ Taylor


Michael “Jack” Taylor, 20, of Monticello, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City following a short illness.

Due to the current health pandemic, private funeral services were held for the family Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 at United Church in Monticello. Rev. Ed Moreano officiated.

The family greeted friends from 1- -4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.

Burial: Olin Cemetery, Olin.

Michael Johnathan Taylor was born Nov. 26, 2000 in Cedar Rapids, the son of Mike Taylor and Mindy Martin. He attended Monticello schools and was a member of the Monticello High School Class of 2020. He enjoyed video games, especially Guitar Hero, watching You Tube, going to the movies, listening to heavy metal music, fishing, all kinds of electronics and eating at Culvers, Burger King, and the Cone Shoppe. He also volunteered at the Animal Welfare Friends shelter in Monticello.

He is remembered by his parents Mike Taylor, Monticello and Mindy (fiancé Chad Paulsen) Martin, Monticello, siblings: Samantha (Jimmy Williams) Taylor, Davenport, Alexandria (Matthew) Crane, Mechanicsville, and Grace Taylor, Waterloo, his girlfriend Alexis Gaal, Indianola; grandparents, Pam Martin, Oxford Junction and Don and Kathy Martin, Burlington; and by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents J. Clifford and Doris Taylor.

Memorials, in his name, can be directed to the Animal Welfare Friends Shelter,22407 Bus. Hwy 151, Monticello, IA 52310.

By visiting Goettschonline.com you may share your thoughts, memories and condolences with Jack’s family.

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