Floyd G. West, 91 of West Burlington died Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Great River Klein Center.
Born March 7, 1927, in Saskatchewan, Canada, he was the son of Robert and Irene (Smithburg) West.
Floyd attended high school in Lockridge, Iowa. He served in the United States Army as Corporal during WWII. He owned West Texaco, Nira Tavern and Donna’s Lounge for several years.
He was of the Christian faith. He was an NRA member, VFW member and Lifetime Moose member. He had many hobbies including fishing, hunting, playing cribbage and pitch. He especially enjoyed watching his granddaughter play Iowa Hawkeye softball. He was the type of person that never knew a stranger.
Survivors include two sons, Jeff (Tracy) West of Burlington and Craig (Lori) Upton of West Burlington; two daughters, Becki Hill of Davenport, IA, and Susan Ballenberger of Des Moines, IA; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Bernice Towne of Wichita Falls, TX and Hazel Moses of Fair Oaks, CA; and one brother, Bob (Barb) West of Mt. Sterling, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Steve Upton, four sisters, one brother, and one grandson.
The memorial funeral service for Mr. West will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 9th at First Assembly of God Church, 1809 Agency St. Burlington, Iowa. Pastor Scott Collier will officiate. The Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military rites. Inurnment will be at a later date.
A memorial has been established for the Mississippi Valley Veterans Memorial.