Kristopher E. M. “Kris” Taylor

Kristopher E. M. “Kris” Taylor

Kristopher E. M. “Kris” Taylor, age 34, of Dubuque, was called home unexpectedly on Monday, May 20, 2019, at home of natural causes. To honor Kris’ life, private family services will be held at Behr Funeral Home, with Pastor Jonathan T. Crawford officiating. To celebrate Kris’ life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street.

Kris was born on January 8, 1985, in Muskegon, MI, son of Kendra (Taylor) Doty.

Kris was born and raised in Muskegon where he graduated from high school in 2003. He was always an amazing athlete and was recruited right out of high school to play football for the University of Dubuque. After moving to Dubuque, Kris would meet the love of his life, Megan Schickel, and they have been together for 10 wonderful years. He was a hard worker, and was employed at several places including Diamond Jo Casino, Champps Americana, RIE Coatings and Texas Roadhouse for many years. Kris was an extremely loving dad and spending time with his family meant the world to him. In his free time, he enjoyed playing video games and spending time outside caring for his lawn, which was his pride and joy. Kris had a kind and loving nature and was a “life coach” for several kids throughout his short time here on Earth. Kris was also well known for his “shoe fetish”, he had a special pair for every occasion, and his family loved to tease him about it. He was an avid motorcycle rider and was part of the NuBreed group of stunt riders in Dubuque. Our hearts are truly broken today with the sudden loss of Kris in our daily lives. We will miss him more than words can ever express and will cherish all of the memories we have made throughout the years.

Those left to cherish Kris’ memory include

his fiancé,
Megan Schickel, Dubuque, IA;

his son,
Jaxson Taylor, Dubuque, IA;

his daughter,
Mackenzie Taylor, Dyersville, IA;

his mother,
Kendra Doty, Muskegon, MI;

his step-father,
Charles Doty Sr., Muskegon, MI;

his siblings,
Michael Williams, Muskegon, MI,
Kristian Taylor, Indianapolis, IN,
Kristina (Liam) Goodwin, Duncan, SC,
Kristal Taylor,
and Charles Doty Jr., both of Muskegon, MI;

his fiancé’s parents,
Wendy and Ray Schickel, Dubuque, IA;

and his fiancé’s brother,
Nick Schickel, Cambridge, MA.

Kris was preceded in death by his father, Michael Williams, and by his maternal grandparents, Herbert and Lucy Taylor.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to care for his children’s future expenses and help pay for Kris’ final expenses. A GoFundMe page has been established in their name, Kris Taylor & Family, for those wishing to help.


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
May 29th, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

2 condolences for Kristopher E. M. “Kris” Taylor
  1. Debbie, Dave, Joshua Zach says:

    Meg and Jax & family, you are in our thoughts and prayers

  2. Carol Kieffer says:

    your family
    are in our prayers….

    Jeff. Carol Kieffer

    worked with Ray

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