Stevie Wayne Taylor, 68 of Valparaiso, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2023. He was born December 2, 1954, in Newport, Arkansas to the late E. H. Taylor and Rachel (Matthews) Taylor. Steve worked for 41 years at Anco/Federal Mogul in Northwest Indiana, where his career spanned across nearly every division. He retired from Regal Beloit after 7 years with the company. Steve’s work ethic was unmatched, and his mentality was always to do it the right way. A hard worker and perfectionist on the job made him a valuable employee and coworker. Steve was raised with southern hospitality and liked to show it by helping others whenever he could. He was a friendly and generous man, who also had an affinity for old, classic muscle cars. He enjoyed keeping up with the daily news and cheering for the Chicago Cubs. Steve will be remembered as a loving family man who always kept his wife and daughters in the forefront of his mind. Steve will be dearly missed.
On August 29, 1975, in Valparaiso, Steve married Jane Woodworth, who survives, along with their daughters: Kerrie Taylor, Cassandra (Jesse) Taylor, Ashley (Norm) Henderson, and Stephanie Taylor, all of Valparaiso; grandchildren: Jocelynn (Joey), Taylor, Theo, and Addison; sister, Linda Robinson; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Randy Taylor.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso. The funeral service will begin on Monday at 10:00 a.m., with burial to follow at Angelcrest Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Lakeshore Paws.
As we were growing up as children down on The Hill and playing at Southside Park with Stevie and Randy it was all fun and games. Then teenagers we'd do all sorts of nutty things. He was an extrodinary fellow and friend. God Bless you Stevie and all of your Loved ones. -Debbie & Jerry Berry
Such a wonderful caring man. He will be missed. Steve was our neighbor and friend for years. Always willing to help when he was needed. Sincere sympathies to his wife, jane, and all his children. Always in our prayers. -Ruth Mertz
So sorry for your loss. -Karla Rogers
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great person with that funny laugh I liked. Great Husband and Dad. Very hard working to provide for his family. He is going to be missed by all. -Tom Sandberg
So sorry to hear of Stevie’s passing, glad I got to visit with him back in February. Condolences and comforting thoughts go to his wife Jane and his girls and their families, also to his sister Linda Kay. -Novel Taylor Poynor
So sorry for your loss. Last time I saw him was at Bob Taylor's funeral, and he was his cheerful self. We spoke of the old days and he was proud of his work ethics. Always told of his career at Anco. He will truly be missed. Our condolences and prayers, -Gregory Howard
I left Valpo. In 1972. That was the last time I remember him at the pool hall downstairs. Steve and Randy were just the kinda guys you want to hangout with. I asked about them when I was in Valpo. Since 4 or 5 times. Just when you think you should look someone up, it maybe to late. Missing them both. -John Sandberg/Bacia
Steve and I meet at the Chesterton roller rink and worked the floor. As we became friends and brothers in-laws our friend ship grow. I send my condolences to Jane and the girl. -Patrick Casey
I am so very sorry to hear of your dads passing. Please accept our condolences and prayers for you and your family. Sending a hug. -Jim and Mary Rowan
Sending my condolences. Randy was my Uncle. I have very fond memories of both Steve and Randy at the roller Rink in Chesterton when I was a kid. I always admired how great they could skate, especially Steve! Both very kind men. They certainly are both very missed. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. -Ronda Cook