Todd Robert Taeger, 45, of Burlington, died at 6:13 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his home of natural causes.
Born October 13, 1966 in Burlington, he was the son of Bud and Sharon Zang Taeger.
Todd was a 1985 graduate of Burlington High School and was a welder at a local manufacturing plant for 25 years.
He was a motocross and sprint car driver for sprint car 7A. He also was a self taught culinary artist, loved all rock and heavy metal music, attending live concerts and was an avid sports fan, especially of the New York Yankees and Giants and Los Angeles Lakers. Todd adored his granddaughter, "Doodle Bug".
Todd is survived by his son, Alec Taeger (Kylie Wehrle) of Burlington and Alec's mother, Susie Dahl; son, Dez Broeg of Buena Vista; special friend and companion, Stephanie Mowray of Burlington; granddaughter, Laila Taeger; mother, Sharon Taeger of rural Burlington; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Todd was preceded in death by his father, Bud Taeger and his grandparents.
Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 25th, in Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.
The memorial funeral service for Todd will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 25th, with the Rev. Cindy Johnson officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date in Prairie Grove Cemetery.
Todd gave the gift of life through the Iowa Donor Network.
A memorial has been established in Todd's memory.
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Everyone knew you as the motor cross guy and the driver of sprint car 7a. I knew you as just Todd! The sweetest guy I ever met. Your infectious smile and your loving brown eyes.I will cherish the short time we were toget... more
Todd was my moms best friend but from what i know he left an impact on everyone
Todd will be greatly missed. I spent many wonderful times with him. Love you Todd!
Sending prayers your way. I have known Todd since we started school. What a great guy, he always had a huge smile on his face no matter what. He will be missed greatly.