Taylor Ziolkowski


Private family services will be held at a later date for 34-year old Taylor Ziolkowski, granddaughter of Crazy Horse Memorial sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski.

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Taylor Shea Ziolkowski was born July 31, 1988 and was called home on October 31, 2022.

She graduated from Custer High School and attended Chadron State College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Science for Criminal Justice. 

She was a cheerleader in both high school and college, and loved playing softball with her dad as her coach.  

Taylor had a special love of animals and she collected many stray dogs.  She was also an artist and loved to do crafts. Taylor had a big compassionate heart to go along with her big smile.

Taylor was preceded in death by her father Casimir Ziolkowski. 

She is survived by her mother Deiadra (Person) Ziolkowski; sisters Cheyanne (Ryan) Bailey; Sonja (Justin) Bakonyi of Spokane, WA; brother David (Rayna) Larson of Colbert, WA; nephews Ryder Bailey; Relic Bailey; and Taison Bakonyi; nieces River Bailey; AvarLee Larson; Annalynn Larson; and Learic Bakonyi; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements have been placed under the local direction of  Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Custer, SD.