Floyd, James “Jim” Allen
James “Jim” Allen Floyd, 77, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital following complications from open heart surgery. He fought courageously for nearly two weeks before succumbing; he passed away peacefully. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, by the Rev. Ivan Nienhaus. Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may visit Sunday at Teahen Funeral Home from 4 to 5 p.m.
Jim was a loving, caring, devoted, and honorable man who adored his family, especially his wife, Marlys; his children, Jeff of Cedar Rapids, Cindy (Rodney) Crow of Luzerne, Becky (Doug) Pippert of Keystone and Gary of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Shawnda (Levi) Wagner, Eric Floyd, James, Melissa and Monica Crow, Jason (Lydia) Pippert, Grant Pippert and Chaney Floyd; great-grandchildren, Logan, Hunter, Tucker, Colburn, Ivy, Breanna, Kyle, Mason and Luke; and two sisters, Shirley Stoner of Cedar Rapids and Phyllis (Art) Schrader of Dysart.
Jim was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Chuck, two sisters, Betty Floyd and Jean Hassel; and granddaughter, Chelsea Floyd.
Jim was born Oct. 12, 1935, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Paul and Ella (Steuber) Floyd, and attended the University of Iowa. He joined the Marines in 1954. James married Marlys Crummer on March 21, 1958, at St. Matthew Catholic Church. He retired after 35 years from Chicago NW- Union Pacific Railroad as an engineer.
Jim was a devoted Catholic who enjoyed helping not only his family but others who were in need as well. His second love after his family was sports. He was a huge Iowa Hawkeye fan and Chicago Cubs fan. James embraced life and truly understood what was important in it. His bright flame has not been extinguished for he was a Marine for good in life and now he will spend eternity as a soldier for God in heaven.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.teahenfuneralhome.com
Published Feb. 22, 2013 in The Gazette
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