Thomas Taylor Obituary, Death – On May 26, 2023, Thomas F. Taylor, MD, age 82, passed away from cancer. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 23, 1940, to parents Lloyd F. and Helen Taylor. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie, of 18 years; son, James (Kris) Taylor, Scottsdale, Ariz.; daughters, Julie (Derrick) West, Aurora, Colo., and Jennifer (Lawrence) Kaufman, Northbrook, Ill.; Jeffrey (Melanie) Burow, Ashippun, and Michael (Suzanne) Burow, Sussex; grandchildren, Jackson, Taylor, Zachary and Alex West, Claire and Will Kaufman, Jasmine, Eric, Sara, MiKaela and Kathryn Burow; and great granddaughter, Braelynn Martin.
John (the late Susan), Louisville, Kentucky, and sister-in-law Debby (the late Mark) Taylor, Kansasville, Wisconsin, Alice (Alan) Fredrick, Thomas (Mary) Schulz, and Randall (Tammy) Schulz also survive. Others include nieces, nephews, cousins, and acquaintances, particularly those residing in the Lake Terrace Apartments. Susan F. Taylor, the mother of his three children, also survives him. She was predeceased by her sibling Nancy Taylor.
In 1967, Tom earned a B.S. with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.D. from the same institution. He then completed an internship in medicine at Milwaukee County General Hospital. After this, he served as a captain in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1970, where he was assigned to Special Operations duty and served as a medical officer. He graduated from the Counterinsurgency School in Florida and the Thai Language School in Washington, D.C. After completing his military service, he completed a residency in ophthalmology at The Medical College of Wisconsin. He was a member of the active medical staff at Memorial Hospital of Oconomowoc during his 40 years as a sole practitioner of ophthalmology in Oconomowoc. He retired at 72 years of age.
Tom was a devoted patriarch, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Tom and Marie cherished their retirement and existence in Wisconsin and Scottsdale, Arizona. They were eternally newlyweds. Special thanks to the Rev. Nick Slater, the Lake Terrace Apartments staff, Agrace Hospice, and longstanding friends Harry Herslof and Amy Webslof. Monday, June 12, from 3 to 5:45 p.m., the Krause Funeral Home, 21600 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, will be open for visitation. Service begins at six o’clock. Private interment on Forest Hill. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Shorehaven Campus.