Ida F. Taylor gently gathered from this life after 91 years into the presence of God on Feb. 21, 2013. She and her husband Jack have resided at American House (Sunnybank) Assisted Living since 2011.
Ida was born on her family’s farm in Moltke Twp. near Rogers City on March 30, 1921 to Paul and Amanda (Voss) Lietzow. On March 30, 1942 she married her best friend Jack Taylor and they were a loving team for almost 71 years. They made their home in St. Clair Shores and raised their two daughters there until retirement in 1978 when they moved to Alanson. They wanted to be near their grandchildren and to be a part of their growing up. Ida enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting and playing pinochle. She also enjoyed bowling and was recently pleased and proud to receive the 2012 Wii bowling trophy at Sunnybank. Being raised on the farm, gardening was in her blood and she extended that passion to her involvement with the Alanson Hillside Gardens. Ida was very involved with her church, from teaching Sunday School and being in the choir to being a part of the ladies’ projects. Jack and Ida travelled throughout the U.S. and Europe and built lasting relationships with distant cousins in England and Germany. Ida was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and homemaker.
Ida is survived by her husband Jack, daughters Carol Laniewicz and Janet (Thom) Blanck, grandchildren Kristie Dickinson, Thom Blanck Jr. (Carrie), John Blanck (Cathy), Tinh Nguyen (Melissa), great grandchildren Jack and Jenna Blanck, Finnigan, Colin, and Declan Blanck, Brook and Brandon Nguyen. Also surviving are sister Margaret Dyck, brother Rodney Lietzow, sisters in law Lois Lietzow and Ruth Lietzow and brother in law Garvie Locklear and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceeded in death by her siblings Martha Woodruff, Adolph Lietzow, Emil Lietzow, Herbert Lietzow and Ruth Locklear.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to Zion Lutheran Church of Petoskey or Alanson Hillside Gardens. Envelopes will be available at Zion Lutheran Church where the funeral service will take place on Monday Feb. 25th at 12:00 noon. Friends may call at the church beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will take place on Monday May 3rd. at 11:00 AM at Rogers City Memorial Park.
The family offers their appreciation and deep gratitude to the wonderful and caring home care aides and staff of American House.