|Birth: ||Oct. 20, 1926|
|Death: ||Apr. 13, 2012|
Floyd was born to William and Faye (Burger) Small on October 20, 1926 in Dedham, Iowa. He grew up in southwest Iowa. Floyd served in the US Navy during the WW II years of 1943 to 1946. He was on a minesweeper in the South Pacific, the second ship to enter the Tokyo Bay at the time of the signing of the peace treaty. Following this period of service he returned to Guthrie County, Iowa and farmed. Then from 1953 to 1956 he served in the US Marine Corps in Kodiak, Alaska and Oceanside, California. He and his wife, the former Shirley Molgaard whom he married on August 2, 1954, remained in California for 2 years following his discharge from the Marine Corps.
They returned to Iowa where Floyd was on the police force in Audubon until 1962. He also was with the Volunteer Fire Dept. in Audubon. Then they moved to Fremont in 1962 where Floyd was with the police force until he went with the Dodge County Sheriff's Dept. where he became the chief deputy and investigator. Later, he worked for the Fremont Dept. of Utilities until retiring.
Floyd was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Fremont. He was also a member of VFW Post 854 and American Legion Post 20 in Fremont. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge in Audubon, Iowa, the Masonic York Rite Bodies in Audubon, and Tangier Shrine Center of Omaha, and he was a Past Patron of Arbor Vitae Chapter 92 Order of Eastern Star of Fremont.
Survivors: wife - Shirley
2 daughters - Lalani Morris of Fremont
Ilana and husband Paul Heybrock of Norfolk
2 sons - Rick and wife Christine Small of Lincoln
Gale and wife Kimberley Small of Surprise, Arizona
29 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren
3 sisters - Darlene Myers of Perry, Iowa
Gloria and husband Dean Horning of Audubon, Iowa
Shirley and husband Bill Shaw of Audubon, Iowa
1 brother - Lloyd and wife Colleen Small of Atlantic, Iowa
3 sisters-in-law - Marilyn Hansen of Manning, Iowa
Kathleen Hansen of Ankeny, Iowa
Jolene Duvall of Audubon, Iowa
Floyd was preceded in death by a brother, and infant daughter, a grandson, and 2 sons-in-law.
The committal in Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors by the Fremont Honor Guard of VFW Post 854 and American Legion Post 20.
Infant Small (1969 - 1969)*
Created by: Jeannine (Booton) Hall
Record added: Apr 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88452133