Floyd Duane Dunlop, son of Donald Archibald Dunlop and Mamie Rose Schuttler Dunlop, was born Sept. 22, 1920, in Hardin Township, Greene County, Iowa, on his parents’ farm. He died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the Greene County Medical Center Long-Term Care at the age 96 years, 5 months, 20 days.
Floyd’s funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16 at Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson. Reverend Sheldon Henderson of Central Christian Church officiated. Casket bearers were Edward Calvert, Donald Dunlop, Steven Smith, William J. Calvert, Wayne Juhl and Doug Fouch.
Sheilah Pound was the musician, and the hymns were “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” Floyd Duane was buried at the Jefferson Cemetery with full military rites provided by U.S. Army Honors of Camp Dodge, Iowa, V.F.W. Post #9599 of Jefferson, Iowa, and American Legion Post #11 of Jefferson, Iowa.
Floyd Duane Dunlop attended country school in Bristol Township and later at Hardin Township #7.
Floyd Duane was drafted into the U.S. Army Aug. 12, 1942. He was an anti-aircraft artillery crewman and saw service for nearly two years in the European Theatre and was stationed stateside in Washington D.C. until his honorable discharge Oct. 12, 1945.
He then started farming northwest of Farlin. In 1946 he helped build the John Deere building on Chestnut Street in Jefferson, working as a brick tender.
Floyd Duane was married to Maxine G. Calvert May 28, 1952, in Maryville, Mo. They were blessed with 64 years of marriage before her passing March 14, 2016.
Floyd Duane purchased his farm in 1964. The couple moved to the Harry Richardson farm, renting the land until 1968. At that time, they moved into Grand Junction.
Floyd Duane always stayed busy, working for Monsanto Fertilizer, part-time for Schmidt Corn Shelling, and then for Juhl Feed Store. He retired, and the couple moved into Jefferson to make their home.
Floyd Duane loved to work on the farm. Even in his later years, he would take drives out to his farm and up to Juhl’s, just to see what was going on. He loved visiting and could be seen at his favorite spots, “catching up” on the news at the bank and at Tammy’s office.
Floyd Duane also enjoyed reading and traveling. He loved his trip to Washington D.C. with the honored World War II veterans. Crocheting and rag punching were also favorite pastimes.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his beloved wife, Maxine; his brother, Ronald Dunlop, and his wife, Wilma; and his sister, Arlene Schmidt, and her husband, Merle.
His memory will be cherished by nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Billie Pevestorf of Jefferson; and brother-in-law, Robert William Calvert, and his wife, Margaret, of Charles City; other relatives; and many friends.
Lunch was served by the Central Christian Church Ladies at the church. Memorials in his name may be sent to Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson.