Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home

Marilyn De`Vern Taylor , Age 89

January 23, 1932 --July 13, 2021

Marilyn De'Vern Taylor, age 89, passed away peacefully with family at her side on July 13, 2021 at Meadow Lane Assisted Living in Baraboo.

Marilyn was born at St. Mary's Ringling Hospital in Baraboo on January 23, 1932, to parents Arthur and Hazel Crary. She attended several grade schools in the Baraboo area before graduating from Baraboo High School in the Class of 1951. On June 6, 1953, Marilyn married her High School sweetheart Donald C. Taylor at the Advent Christian Church in Baraboo. Two children quickly followed as Marilyn spent her early years of marriage working as a traditional housewife.

A great adventure occurred in 1961 when husband Don's National Guard unit was called into active military duty at Fort Lewis, Washington, during the Cold War. The entire family moved to Tacoma Washington for one year where they enjoyed exploring Mt. Rainier and the great northwest. Upon returning to Baraboo, Marilyn had a successful career in banking which lasted for over 30 years. She was a charter member of the American Business Women's Association Baraboo Chapter. She was also a life-long member of New Life Community Advent Christian Church serving in numerous capacities.

Marilyn will be warmly remembered for her unconditional love of young children. She faithfully taught Sunday School to pre-school children for approximately 65 years. "GG" will be greatly missed by many young children including her adoring great-grandchildren.

Marilyn is survived by her son David (Charlotte) Taylor of Baraboo, her daughter Debra (William) DeGidio of Garfield Minnesota, grandchildren Kimberly (Brandon) Wegner, Jonathan (Jill) Taylor, Anthony DeGidio, Nicholas (Nicole) DeGidio, Nina (Mark) Haarer, and William (Amanda) DeGidio, Jr. She is further survived by 10 great-grandchildren, her brother Robert (Carol Jeffers) Crary, her brother Richard (Karla) Crary, and many other cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald in 1987, grandson Donny DeGidio, brother-in-law Duane Taylor, and sister-in-law Elaine Radel.

A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday July 22nd at New Life Community Church, 1919 Elizabeth Street in Baraboo with Pastor Jesse Stevens officiating. A visitation will be held at the Church prior to the service and will begin at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow the service at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo. Memorials in Marilyn's name may be made to New Life Community Church.

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers of St. Clare Meadows, Meadow Lane Assisted Living, St. Clare Hospital, and SSM Health Hospice for their compassionate care of Marilyn during her final months. A special thank you to Dr. Mathers and Dr. Carpio for their skillful care of our loved one.

"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."(Romans 8:38-39)


Jackie West July 14, 2021

Friend Vine Grove , Kentucky

Prayers are with you all. She was a wonderful lady.

Gail Barnes July 14, 2021

The “other” daughter Irmo , South Carolina

Dave and Debbie and families, I’m so very sorry for your earthly loss… yet so very happy for your Mom’s heavenly gain. Your Mom had such a beautiful spirit, and a sparkle in her eyes that showed she wasn’t quite as innocent as she appeared! She was so genuine and nurturing. I never wanted to disappoint her! She always welcomed me with open arms, I will miss her smile and kindness. Praying for a peace that passes all understanding for all.

Zinda Dills July 14, 2021

Friend Sparta , Wisconsin

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Marilyn was a wonderful lady. She will be missed.

Amy Bible July 15, 2021

Friend BARABOO , Wisconsin

Thoughts and prayers with your family. Had the pleasure of working with her at Baraboo National. She was such a nice person.