Jeri-Lee Ann Marie Taylor, of Antigo, passed away to her eternal home on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at her home under the care of her loving family and LeRoyer Hospice. She was 61 years old. She was born on February 12, 1955 in Mosinee, a daughter of the late Roland and Patricia (Janes) Evanson. She married Mike “T-Bone” Taylor on July 15, 1977 in Antigo. He preceded her in death on June 29, 2016.
She graduated with the Antigo High School Class of 1973. She received EMT training at Northcentral Technical College and taught CPR and first response classes at the Antigo Campus. Jeri-Lee also went through the WETA program with the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Jeri-Lee had a long career in the medical field beginning at Eastview Manor in Antigo in 1980 as a Ward Clerk, Central Supply coordinator and Social Worker Assistant. In 1988 she joined Aspirus, employed at VNA Home Health as a Branch Office Assistant in Antigo. She then went to work at the Aspirus Walk-in Clinic in Wausau as a receptionist until coming to Langlade Hospital in 2011. Jeri-Lee retired after 28 years with Aspirus on Monday, November 14.
She was a member of Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, Joy Fellowship, the Altar Guild and sang in the church choir. She also taught Vacation Bible School and Sunday School.
Jeri-Lee enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her family.
Survivors include three daughters, Tiffani (Adrian) Smith of Appleton, Cari Seis and Shane Gibbs of Deerbrook and Becki (James) Osmus of Appleton; seven grandchildren, Darian (Matthew) Gibbs, Emma and Jedd Smith, Austin Seis, Evelyn and Brayden Osmus, and a grandson on the way; niece she raised as a daughter, Michele (Brian) Meidl of Antigo; nephew and Godson, Josh Taft of Antigo; a brother, Jeff Evanson of Antigo; a sister, Janel Zoern of Antigo; step-mother, Dawn Evanson of Tomahawk; nieces and nephews; and special friend, Nancy (William) Lucht of Antigo.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Steven Smith.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Michael Spaude officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home and Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.