Ronald Scott Taylor

Ronald Scott Taylor

December 1, 1968 – May 29, 2022

VISITATION: Saturday, June 11th from 11am to 12noon at the West Center Chapel, followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE at 12noon.  Graveside Service: Saturday, June 11th at 3pm at Whiting City Cemetery in Whiting, Iowa (20236 15th St., Whiting, IA 51063), followed by a lunch at the Onawa Community Center (320 10th St., Onawa, IA 51040).  To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Service, please visit and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.

On the first of December, 1968, Joan and Robert Taylor brought Ronald Scott Taylor into the world. Born and raised in Omaha, he was the youngest of his siblings. As a child, he loved spending time in Okojobi and would later share his adoration for Arnolds Park Amusement Park with his daughter, Bella. He probably had more fun there than even she did. He would graduate Omaha West Side High School in 1987, and his passion for cooking would lead him to a career as a chef. He worked at FarmHouse Cafe for many years until he inevitably met the love of his life, Tammy Roberts. They would marry on August 23rd of 2008 in front of the big old oak tree at Blue Lake State Park, and they would welcome Isabella Marie Taylor into their lives on November 15, 2009, making their family complete.

Ron worked as a head chef and kitchen manager in Onawa, IA at a number of restaurants, including Green Lantern, Country Cafe, Warrior’s Bar and Grill, and Aggies Catering. In 2019, he decided to follow in the footsteps of his brother, Bob, and go into the fiber tub repair business. He missed being a chef, but he was more grateful for the time he now had with his family—as well as more time to talk politics, listen to music, and root for the Hawkeyes. Ron was a good man who always had your back; he was an astounding artist and a hard worker. His life was full and joyous.

Ron passed on May 29th of 2022 at the age of 53. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Taylor; father, Robert Taylor; sister, Donna Taylor; brother, Rodney Taylor; paternal grandparents, Pearl and John Taylor; maternal grandparents, Virginia and Nunzio Lazzaro; brother- and sister-in-law, Thomas and Michelle Roberts; and step-brother-in-law, Quentin Heistand.

He is survived by his wife, Tamara Taylor; daughter, Isabella Taylor; brother, Bob (April) Taylor; sister, Annette Taylor; mother-in-law, Kathy Roberts; father-in-law, Rolland (Beth) Roberts; brother-in-law, Tim Roberts; grandmother-in-law, Alice Conway; six nieces: Carlie and Cayden Roberts, Lilly Taylor, Tiffany Leach, Hailey Bahntge, and Scarlett Roberts; five aunts; one uncle; a variety of cousins; and several step- and in-law siblings.

A service will take place at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries (7805 W. Center Rd., Omaha, NE 68124) on June 11th; it will include an 11 am visitation and noon service. There will be a 3 pm graveside service at Whiting City Cemetery (20236 15th St., Whiting, IA 51063), followed by a lunch at the Onawa Community Center (320 10th St, Onawa, IA 51040).



  • Barbara Miller Posted June 4, 2022 2:56 pm

    You are in my thoughts & prayers. I enjoyed working with Ron at Aggies and he was such a nice person. He was always there to listen and lend a hand. He was a hard worker and he will be missed. The Lord give you & Bella comfort and protection. 🙏🙏

  • Wade & Jodi Hall Posted June 7, 2022 10:03 am

    Tammy, our thoughts & prayers are with your family.
    May he rest peacefully in the arms of angels.
    We love you ❤

  • Adrianne (Gabby) Burnikel Posted June 8, 2022 10:23 am

    I wish I could have known him.

  • Michael Saklar Posted July 31, 2022 11:51 am

    I just learned of this, had no idea. Condolences to Tammy, Isabella, Bob, Annette and the family. Being the oldest I never had a big brother, Ron was that in High School and beyond. He always had my back and introduced me to many friends, took me to concerts and got me into aquariums. RIP.

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