Floyd Arnold Petersburg
Floyd Arnold Petersburg, 97, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Country Meadow Place Assisted Living, Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13, at Grace Lutheran Church, 302 E. 4th St., Hanlontown, with Rev. Linda Johnson-Prestholt officiating. Floyd’s family suggests and prefer that masks be worn at the church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City, with military honors provided by the Clear Lake VFW Post 4868 Honor Guard. Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church or International Messengers in Clear Lake.
Floyd was born Nov. 10, 1924, the son of Edwin and Mabel (Suby) Petersburg on the family farm near Joice. He attended country school and was baptized and confirmed at Beaver Creek Lutheran Church. He graduated from Joice High School in 1942. He entered the U.S. Navy and served for two years during WWII. After the war, he returned to Iowa to farm with his father.
Floyd was joined in marriage with Marian Maxine Roark at First Baptist Church, Mason City, March 22, 1952, during a classic spring blizzard. He and Marian were devoted members of various Lutheran Churches including Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, rural Joice, Galilean Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, and currently, Grace Lutheran Church, Hanlontown. Floyd had a beautiful tenor voice and enjoyed singing in church and at special events. He built a successful family farm near Hanlontown and loved working outdoors.
After retiring from farming in 1998, Floyd and Marian moved to Clear Lake. During retirement, he enjoyed golfing, spending winters in Texas, and most of all, spending time with (and teasing) their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Floyd is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marian; children: Fred (Paula) Petersburg, Galena, Ill.; Brad (Lauri) Petersburg, Hanover, Ill.; Kevin (Tannis) Petersburg, Ankeny; Sharon (John) Richardson, Coon Rapids; daughter-in-law, Michele (Dan) Petersburg-Versteeg, Fertile; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, David; parents, Edwin and Mabel Petersburg; father and mother-in-law, Guy and Helen Roark; and siblings: Donald (Eunice) Petersburg, Muriel (Oswald) Rognes, James (LaVone) Petersburg, and Marlin (Shirley) Petersburg.