Douglas L. Taber, age 46, of rural Alta (Hanover), passed away on Sunday, August 12, at his residence. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 17, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church of rural Alta (Hanover) with the Rev. John H. Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery of rural Alta (Hanover). A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.
Douglas Lee Taber was born on April 17, 1966 in Omaha, Neb. to Max and Kathy Taber. He was baptized on May 15 of that year at Bethany Lutheran Church in Omaha and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church of Hanover, in 1980. At the age of 7 the family moved to the Hanover community with the encouragement of his grandparents, Orville and Lola Radke.
He graduated from Alta High School in 1984 with many friends his parents were proud of. During his years in school he was involved in 4-H with both hogs and lead calves. After graduation, he attended Fort Dodge Community College and Iowa Lakes Community College with an interest in playing football, something he enjoyed in high school.
He moved to Reno, Nev. and worked as a parking valet and bellhop for 20 years. He liked people and that was what he enjoyed about his work. While living there his interests became hunting and fishing with his friends in many of the wide open lands and waters of Calif., Pyramid Lake in Nev. and Emerald Bay, a part of Lake Tahoe, Calif.
After good and bad times in Reno, he moved home three years ago. He lived with his parents and had part time trucking jobs and a fix-it-up house in Galva. He still yearned for his friends as they were difficult to find after being away for so long. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and relatives very much.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Wesley and Hilda Taber and Orville Radke.
He is survived by his parents, Max and Kathy Taber of Alta; sister, Cheryl McCauley and nephew Braden McCauley of Ankeny; grandmother, Lola Radke of Alta; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
On-line condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com.