Lorin W. "Big Wick" Taden Sr., 71, of Sheldon, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was born on October 9, 1950 in Watseka, a son of Wendell and Eleanore (Beckman) Taden.
He is survived by his mother, Eleanore Taden of Watseka; one son, Lorin "Little Wick" (Anita) Taden Jr. of Fryeburg, Maine; one daughter, April Taden of Columbus, Georgia; two grandchildren, Tiffany Taden of Columbus, Georgia and Shawn Taden of Milford; four great-grandchildren, Brendan, Destinee, Kyndryk and Dreysyn Taden; two sisters, Cheryl E. Smith of Champaign and Candra B. (James) Renfrow of Lenox, Missouri; one special brother, Jerry Cahoe of Watseka; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Wendell Wade Taden.
Big Wick loved being on his boat and fishing, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka from 11:00 a.m. to the 1:00 p.m. funeral service. Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Autism Research.
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