THOMPSON, Floyd 1910-1965
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/24/2015 at 08:01:50
Rites Sunday For Floyd Thompson
Floyd G. Thompson, age 54, died Friday, April 23rd, at the Grundy County Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for five days. He had been in failing health for the past year.
He was born near Kansas City, Missouri, December 18, 1910, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray M. Thompson. He came to Grundy Center with his parents when he was two years old and graduated from Grundy Center high school in 1920. He worked for Sanders Cleaners for 10 years, and later for Varsity Cleaners of Waterloo.
For the past 10 years he operated the Varsity dry-cleaning route in several counties, including Grundy. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from June 26, 1943 to March 5, 1945. He was overseas from January 1, 1944 to January 4, 1945.
He was married to Helen Heltibridle May 8, 1946, at Conrad, Iowa. They made their home in Grundy Center. He is survived by his wife and one brother, Harold Thompson of Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Maurell.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the Engelkes Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery, with Rev. Harold Sparks officiating.
He was a member of the American legion and the First Methodist church.
Friends and relatives from a distance attending the funeral were: Mrs. Ethel Haskell, LaPlata, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Heltibridle and Barbara, Alton, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Heltibridle, Coralville; Mr. and Mrs. Harris Vietor, Iowa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Little, Oskaloosa; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Heltibridle, of Steamboat Rock; Mrs. Rose Simpson, Hampton; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Nowell, Minneapolis; Richard Heltibridle, Charles City.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 April 1965, pg 2
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