News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 7, 2013

Robert Joseph Taylen

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Robert (Bob) Joseph Taylen, 90, of Terre Haute, passed away at Southwoods Transitional Care & Rehabilitation Center at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2013.  He was born on June 29, 1922, to Elizabeth Wirshing Taylen and Joseph Robert Taylen.

Robert retired from Ethyl Visqueen after 27 years of service. He later retired from Vigo County School Corporation. His service in the U.S. Army during World War II included tours in Italy, Sicily and Germany. Robert was a life time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972 and a member of the American Legion for 66 years.  

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Leona M. (Talley) Taylen; daughter, Linda (Taylen) Mokrycki and her husband Michael of Bellevue, Neb.; son, Joseph W. Taylen and his wife Nora Chen of Redondo Beach, Calif.; two grandchildren, Laura (Mokrycki) Lahne and her husband Ryan of Papillion, Neb., and Joseph Mokrycki and his fiancé Emily Neve of Omaha, Neb.; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Allison Lahne.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home. The Rev. Mary Slenski from Saint Stephens Episcopal Church will be officiating. Burial will follow the service at Roselawn Memorial Park. Online condolences at: