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Floyd Elton, Jr
Interment with Military Rites: East Swanton Cemetery
Floyd Elton, Jr., age 98, met his Lord and Savior face to face, Saturday afternoon, October 22, 2016. He was born September 13, 1918 in Swancreek Township to Floyd, Sr. and Anna (Schwyn) Elton. Floyd graduated from Swanton High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air-Corps and was a decorated WWII Veteran. Following honorable discharge, he married his beloved wife Marjorie Mohr on April 1, 1944. She preceded him in death on November 4, 1971.
Floyd worked for Jeep and was also an accomplished carpenter and woodworker. He was a long-time member of Wilkins United Methodist Church where he served as Trustee, and was a member of the Swanton American Legion Post #479. He had a love for airplanes and flight which led him to obtain his pilot’s license. He also enjoyed gardening, canning vegetables, and raising a variety of farm animals. He also received great satisfaction from reading letters mailed to him from his old service buddies.
Floyd is survived by his sons, Gary Elton, Arnold (Linda) Elton, Darrell (Joan) Elton and Leslie (Cindy) Elton; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; his sister, Kathleen Sperling and sisters-in-law, Norma Elton and Edna Mohr.
Besides his wife, Marjorie, Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Irene, John and Nancy.
The family would like to especially thank Floyd's son, Gary, for the loving care he provided dad the past year while living in Gary's home.
Visitation will begin on Wednesday, October 26th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, and will continue Thursday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Noon) in the funeral home, where services will begin at Noon.
Interment, with Military Rites, will follow at East Swanton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Bible Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Residence: Wauseon, Ohio; formerly of Swanton, Ohio
Visitation: Wednesday, October 26th from 6 to 8 pm and Thursday, October 27th from 10:00 am to 12:00 (Noon) at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton
Funeral Service: Thursday, October 27th at 12:00 pm (Noon) in the Funeral Home
I am truly sorry to hear of Uncle Floyd's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have so many fond memories of family times together with him and Aunt Margie and all the cousins. God bless him and may he rest in peace.
Cindy Fultz Nowacki Oct 26 2016 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for the loss of uncle floyd. He was a great dad and a true hero. I will always remember the family gathering at the old house. Such great times. He will be greatly missed. Today i salute a great american hero. Gone but not forgotten !!
Chris fultz Oct 25 2016 12:00 AM
Gary and family, I am saddened to hear of Floyd's passing. He was always so kind and pleasant when I saw him everyday. I looked forward to our brief conversations when I delivered his lunch. May you find comfort in knowing he's in God's loving arms.
Chris Sager Oct 23 2016 12:00 AM
My sincere condolences to the family and was well known by my mom and dad. May angel wings surround you and protect you as the many years of healing ahead.
Pam wozniak Oct 23 2016 12:00 AM