Taylor Watzel

Funeral services for Taylor Watzel were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Winner Armory in Winner. Burial was in the Winner City Cemetery. Mason Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Taylor Dean Watzel was born on January 10, 2000, to Dean and Barbara Watzel in Winner. Taylor is the second of three children. Taylor was our energetic, outgoing, friendly young man, from his crooked little grin to his full on smile that was very contagious. Although he was the second child he took on the role of “big brother”. Every day he would have rather stayed home to help out on the family farm and feedlot, walking side by side with mom and dad from feeding cattle to baling hay and caring for every animal wild or tame. Taylor could always be found carrying a baby kitten in his hood or a baby porcupine in his pocket, he was always a protector. Taylor also went above and beyond in his school activities. He received many academic excellence awards. Taylor was involved in so many activities. They range from 4-H, FFA, football and wrestling. He was also the best flag football coach any kid could ever ask for. He loved to go to 4-H and FFA camp, to meet new friends and catch up with old friends. He also made great connections with lots of people through wrestling and football and made sure to stay in contact with them. Taylor’s life was cut way too short….Taylor will never be forgotten and his generous spirit was his decision to donate life so that others may live on. Taylor Watzel, age 16, of Winner, passed away on October 19, 2016 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Taylor is survived by his parents Dean and Barb; brother Tristan; sister Mada; grandparents Gay Patmore, Ed and Bonnie Watzel; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Taylor was preceded in death by his grandpa Bob Patmore, great-grandparents Bud and Mildred Kemnitz and Charles and Madeline Watzel, Clare and MayJean Wical and Bill and Minnie Patmore.

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