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Todd J. Taylor-Niemann, 40

Todd J. Taylor-Niemann, age 40, died Feb. 23, age 40, after a valiant battle with depression.

Todd was born July 30, 1972, in Baldwin, Wis., the son of Bonnie and Jim Niemann. He graduated high school from Baldwin-Woodville High School in 1990. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls where he earned his bachelor's degree in economics, graduating in December 1994. Later, he attended the Master of Management program at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, where he earned his master's degree, graduating with honors in December 2004.

Todd was married to Sara in June 1995. His son Cole was born in August 2003 and Reeve in May 2007.

Todd loved the outdoors. He spent much time on and near local rivers canoeing, river camping, and hiking. He enjoyed sailing and had fond memories of his sailing trips to Bayfield as well as many canoe day trips and canoe camping with friends and family. Todd also enjoyed philosophy, writing, and music.

Todd is survived by Sara; his children, Cole and Reeve Niemann; his parents, Jim and Bonnie Niemann; sister Michelle Jaeger (Niemann); brother-in-law Tom Jaeger; niece and nephew Anne and Matthew Jaeger; grandmother Anne Bonneville; as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Thank You -

We would like to thank everyone for the cards, words of comfort, prayers, food, visits, flowers, and many other expressions of love at this time of the loss of our loved one.

- The family of Todd J. Taylor-Niemann