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Vandorn G. Floyd

April 17, 1926 ~ December 2, 2019 (age 93)


Vandorn G. Floyd Jr., 93 of Moline, formerly of Lynn Center, Illinois died Monday December 2, 2019 at home. Cremation has been accorded. Visitation is 4-7:00 p.m. Friday December 6, 2019 at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Graveside services are 1 pm Saturday December 14, 2019 in the Alpha Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be 1-5 p.m. Saturday December 14, 2019 at the Oxford American Legion Post #1197 in Alpha where memorials may be left to Bethel Baptist Church in Port Byron. Online condolences can be made at

He was born April 17, 1926 in Port Byron, Illinois to Vandorn G. and Ora Jaggers Floyd. Van graduated from Sherrard High School and attended DeVry Technical in Chicago. On July 6, 1947, he was united in marriage to Mary J. Barton.

Van farmed in the Port Byron and Sherrard area and was employed at Deere and Company Technical Center in Moline, retiring in 1986.

He was a member of Beulah Presbyterian Church and former member of the Masonic Lodge in Alpha and Preemption. They wintered for 26 years in Texas.

He enjoyed woodworking and golfing.

Van is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Teresa (Greg) Bell of Viola, IL; Joyce (Brent O’Malley) Briggs of Davenport, IA; two sons, Ron (Cindy) Floyd of Milan, IL; David Floyd of Joliet, IL; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

His parents, one daughter, Barbara, one great grandson and two sisters preceded him in death.

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 Service Program


December 6, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home Alpha
111 S. 1st Street
Alpha, IL 61413

Graveside Service
December 14, 2019

1:00 PM
Alpha Cemetery

Alpha, IL 61413

Celebration of Life
December 14, 2019

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Oxford American Legion Post #1197
211 West A. Street
Alpha, IL 61413


Bethel Baptist Church
27308 108th Ave N, Port Byron IL 61275

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