Patricia ‘Pat’ A. Taylor

December 2, 1929 — April 23, 2021

Patricia “Pat” A. (Matzener) Taylor was born Dec. 2, 1929, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Harvey and Harriet (Jenks) Matzener. She grew up in Ledyard graduating from Ledyard Consolidated School in 1948.

She was united in marriage to Dean Taylor on Aug. 28, 1949, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale.

Pat enjoyed spending time with family and friends, dancing, listening to music, flowers and watching birds. She was an active member of the United Methodist Women group, the Pin and needles sewing club, the Eastern Star and an over 50 year member of the United Methodist Church. Her family was the most important thing to her along with her strong faith and her friends.

Pat died April 23, with her daughter Ann by her side at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. She was 91.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann Taylor- Christman of Trinidad Texas; grandchildren, Nicole Burlage of Marion and Nathan Taylor of Ankeny; great-grandchildren, Sydney Burlage of  Marion, and step-grandson, Rick S. Christman of Modesto, Cali., and wife Tami and many nieces.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dean in 2001; son Craig in 2009; son-in-law Richard Christman in 2020; two sisters and two brothers.

A funeral service for Pat was held on April 28, at the First United Methodist Church in Algona. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church Foundation. The funeral can be viewed on Oakcrest Funeral Services’ Facebook page. Online condolences may be left at

Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217

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