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AnnaMae Taylor

AnnaMae Taylor

Born:  December 17, 1925
Died:   September 6, 2019


Date:  Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time:  2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood

Funeral Service

Date:  Monday, September 16, 2019

Time:  11:00 a.m.
Location:  Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood


Location: Sunset Rest Cemetery


AnnaMae Taylor, 93, of Mason City, formerly Northwood, died Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Nora Springs Care Center. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood with Rev. Al Stoa officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 – 4:00 p.m. at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood. Burial will take place at Sunset Rest Cemetery.

AnnaMae (Albertson) Taylor was born on December 17, 1925, the eight child of fifteen to George Albertson, Sr. and Bertha P. (Hanna) Albertson in Forest City, Iowa.

AnnaMae married Kenneth (Bud) R. Taylor in 1943 in Tennessee while Bud was in the U.S. Army. They settled in Forest City after his honorable discharge. Three children were born to Bud and AnnaMae., two sons and one daughter.

Prior to Bud’s discharge AnnaMae lived and cared for her parents and siblings still at home, plus two of her own children. All of this at age 19.

After Bud was home to stay they purchased a home near where her parents lived. Bud worked for John K Hanson’s furniture store and funeral home. John and Bud were lifelong friends even to a point where John borrowed $5.00 from Bud and failed to ever pay it back.

After a few years Bud had an opportunity for carpenter work with AnnaMae’s uncle Andy in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. They sold their home and headed south. AnnaMae worked in a sock factory, no a/c in those days and summertime on top of it all. Wasn’t but a few short months and back up north they headed. They landed in Kensett, IA where Bud’s mother lived. His mother was ailing and soon passed away. Bud and AnnaMae took over the bar and tavern business that his mother owned.

Bud found carpentry work and AnnaMae took the helm at the bar. Eventually they bought a home in Northwood, IA. AnnaMae worked at Carroll George Mfg. for several years,

Bud passed away in 1996, AnnaMae remained at their home until 2007 when she moved to the Manor in Mason City, Iowa.

In 2014 AnnaMae became a resident at Nora Springs Care Center of which her grandson Bill Byerly was administrator.

AnnaMae’s hobbies included bowling, crocheting, cleaning and cleaning her home. Her sisters claimed that you could “eat off from her floors.”

Those left to remember her life and her exceptionally delectable Sunday dinners are Craig Taylor (Violet Walk), his children Jeanine, Paula (Bob) Wolfe, Christine, and Heath (Chad) Craig’s grandchildren Ian, Alec and Evan Wolfe, Olivia and Reed Washed and former wife Regina Taylor, all from the Duluth, MN area.

Diane (Taylor) Byerly and husband W. C. Their children W. R. (Bill) and Katie Byerly and son Joe Byerly, LeAnn (Byerly) and John Rodriguez, all of Mason City area.

Mark and wife Rhonda Taylor, his children Danielle (Andy) Carter and Clay of Ventura, IA, Rachel (Tim) Davis and Harper of Northwood, and one coming in November. Step daughters Ashley, Amber and Anneka and their families.

Siblings Tharon Steinmetz and George Albertson, Jr., Northwood. Sister-in-law Violet Albertson, Forest City, many nieces and nephews and special friend Michelle Kruger, Mason City.

Those waiting for AnnaMae include Bud, her parents and grandparents. Her father-in-law Charles H. Taylor, Sr. (Clara) and mother-in-law Amy Marie Olson-Taylor-Walk. Siblings Merle (Thelma) Albertson, Lorraine (Robert) Pletcher, Marjorie (Sidney) Ellefson, Reverend James E (Jean) Albertson, Elain (Sidney) Gunderson, Lois (Robert) Hanna, Janice Broome, Marlyn Albertson. Baby siblings Doris, Mardell and Herbert. Sister-in-law Ardyce Walk Nodvedt, Janice Taylor, Jeanette Taylor Padilla, Alvina Wright-Rossi, Lola Wright-Hall, and Jeanette Wright. Brother-in-law Charles H. Taylor, Jr. And lastly, very special companion Clayton Freeman and his family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to AnnaMae Taylor Memorials fund, 839 – 7th St. SE Mason City, IA 50401.

We are grateful for the care of AnnaMae from Nora Springs Care Center, St. Criox Hospice and our extreme appreciation goes to Dr. Joseph Behr, her primary physician.

Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood, 641-324-1121,







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