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Birth date: April 16, 1913
Death date: May 28, 2015
Floyd was born April 16, 1913 in Howard County to William and Ella (Kleiboer) Foote. Floyd married the love of his life, Eva May Nicoll in Logansport, Indiana on February, 20, 1937. Together they farmed their entire lives until 1978. At age 18 Floyd started hauling cream with a horse and sleigh, he continued to haul cream and milk until 1972. In 1939 he bought a new John Deere A tractor that was his pride and joy for many years, the tractor is still in the family. In his spare time Floyd enjoyed following boxing and high school wrestling. Floyd and Eva wintered in Donna, Texas for 37 years and returned to the family farm to live every summer until entering the Cresco Care Center in September of 2011.
Floyd is survived by four children: Elinor Taylor of Ionia, IA, Roger (Donna) Foote of Lime Springs, IA, Connie (Roger) Ihrke of Elgin, MN and David (Vickie) Foote of Fate, TX; 12 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren. Floyd was preceded in death by his wife Eva in 2012, a son-in-law, Rod Taylor, a daughter-in-law, Carol Foote; a brother Howard Foote and a sister, Morna Lewis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Lime Springs United Methodist Church.
10:00 am on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Lime Springs United Methodist Church.
11:00 am on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Lime Springs United Methodist Church.
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lime Springs followed by a luncheon at the Lime Springs Community Center.