Carl James Taylor, 67, of Walker, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Onigum with the Rev. Harold Eaglebull and the Rev. John Rock officiating. A visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the Onigum Community Center and continue until the time of services. Burial will be in St. John's Episcopal Cemetery in Onigum.
Dennis Funeral Home of Walker assisted the family with arrangements.
He was born on June 18, 1941, to George and Lucy (Fairbanks) Taylor in Cass Lake. He grew up in Onigum and attended school in Walker. Following his schooling he worked at Brindley's Resort on Leech Lake, and in 1969, moved to Duluth and worked at the Duluth Arena where he helped in the setup and takedown for events. He also spent many years in the Twin Cities working for Cleaning Systems, Inc., and as a driver for PPL Industries. In 2001, he returned to the Walker area and was a driver for the Leech Lake Public Health Service up until his death. He enjoyed fishing and cooking traditional foods, watching sports on television and playing basketball. He enjoyed driving and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Carl Taylor Jr.; daughter, Beverly Jean Villafuerte; seven grandchildren; brother, Joseph Taylor; a nephew; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers and two sisters.