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Floyd Linus Sayles 1924 to 1-6-2021


Posted By: James E Mincks (email)
Date: 1/15/2021 at 12:50:46


Floyd Linus Sayles, 97, passed away peacefully, January 6, 2021, in his home overlooking Lake Panorama. He was surrounded by his loving family while comforted by the ambiance of a crackling fire.

Floyd, affectionately known as "Nobby", was an active and long time member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Panora. He was a member of the 1942 class of Dowling High School. Additionally, he was a former president of the Izaak Walton League and a member of Pheasants Forever and Ducks Unlimited.

Floyd, a WWII veteran, served his country as a PBY Bombardier with the Navy. He often said he lived a lifetime before he was twenty. Upon returning home from military service, Floyd married Patricia Ann Bloomburg. Together they raised their family of five children in a home lovingly referred to as "601".

Floyds childhood passion for hunting and shooting lead to a successful career, 10-X Manufacturing Company in Des Moines, specializing in hunting and shooting apparel.

Retiring to Lake Panorama, Floyd spent countless hours with friends and family. Whether golfing, boating, water skiing or fishing, a good time was sure to be had. Special memories were made around summer campfires. Floyd enjoyed his winter months in warmer climates and was a frequent visitor to see his son, Bill and wife, Lorena in Maui, where he enjoyed blowing a conch shell at sunset.

Floyd is survived by his children, William Floyd Sayles (Lorena), Richard Alan Sayles (JoAnne), James Howard Sayles (fiance' Barbara Worrell), and Sheryl Mary Sayles-Begolka; son-in-law, Dr. Michael Friedman; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burton and Elsie (Fangman) Sayles; brother, Chester Sayles; his wife, Patricia Ann (Bloomburg) Sayles and daughter, Cynthia Ann (Sayles) Friedman.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, West Des Moines. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Internment with military honors will be held at Glendale Cemetery. The funeral will be livestreamed for those unable to attend. The link will appear at 10:15 am, (Prior to the service) on Floyd's obituary page at www.IlesCares.com where you may also leave online condolences.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Meals on Wheels of Stuart, Iowa and Kindred Spirits Hospice, Panora.

Floyd will greatly missed. Special thank you to Kindred Hospice of Panora, Iowa.

Love, prayers and thanks to friends that knew our Dad and made his life full.

published in the Des Moines Sunday Register;
January 10, 2021;
page 13c; columns 4, 5, &6.


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