Floyd Heiser - August 22, 2011Floyd Heiser, 92, retired Hamilton County farmer, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at the Henderson Care Center, Henderson.
Funeral services will be held at the Community Bible Church, Lushton at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27. Burial will be at the FEBC Cemetery, Henderson. Visitation will be at Metz Mortuary, Henderson, from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday with the family greeting friends from 7-8:30 Friday evening. Memorials may be directed to the Living Water Rescue Mission or the People’s City Mission.
Floyd was born Sept. 30, 1918 at Eldorado, to Adam and Margaret (Heiser) Heiser.
On July 27, 1941, Floyd married Alma Friesen in Henderson, a union which lasted for more than 61 years when Alma died in September 2002. After working as a mechanic in Sutton for several months, they moved to their first farm northwest of Stockham. In January of 1945 they moved to a farm five miles west of Henderson where spent the next 38 years farming. In January of 1983 they moved from the farm to their retirement home in Henderson.
Floyd was a tireless worker and enjoyed farming and helping others. He served on the board of the Henderson Hospital for 13 years and was actively involved in church activities in the Henderson community. His passions were God, family, and others. Fixing things brought great joy-cars, tractors, lawnmowers or most anything. In his retirement he was still farming as he helped Marlin and Arlene for almost 20 years. Gardening also became a way to farm, sharing the fruits of his labors with friends and neighbors.
Floyd was a “people” person and thoroughly enjoyed connecting with those he met. His time at the Care Center was a great joy, visiting with the staff, residents and visitors.
Floyd is survived by four children, son, Dr. Raymond (Lanora) Heiser of Bartlesville, Okla. and granddaughters, Charlotte Fore and Christine (John) Norvell; daughter, Ruth (Fred) Ludwig of Aurora, Colo. and grandsons Fred (Monja) Ludwig, Steve (Stacy) Ludwig, Andrew Ludwig and granddaughter Sara (John) Donatelli; son, Allen (Dalice) Heiser of West Valley City, Utah and grandson Jeremy (Sonja) Heiser, granddaughter Allison (Justin) Bremer; daughter Arlene (Marlin) Rempel of McCool Junction and granddaughters Leah Rempel, Rebekah (Scott) Onnen, Anna Rempel and grandson Jonathan (Abbie) Rempel. Also surviving are 19 great-grandchildren and brothers, Clarence and Everett.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; wife Alma; and grandson-in-law Kirk Fore.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.metzmortuary.com.