Williamsburg- Floyd W. Baethke was born April 19, 1929 near Victor, Iowa, the son of August and Bertha (Koehn) Baethke. He served in the United States Air Force. Floyd was united in marriage to Phyllis Jane McCay on December 28, 1952 in Keswick, Iowa. He worked for Dusenburg Construction until retiring in 1991. They lived most of their life in the Montezuma area until Phyllis passed away and Floyd moved to Williamsburg to reside at Highland Ridge. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and spending time with his family. Floyd passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, with his family by his side at the Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg at the age of 88 years.
He is survived by three sons: Mark (Liz) Baethke of Urbandale, Larry (Denise) Baethke of Montezuma and Greg (Dawnetta) Baethke of Nevada; a daughter-in-law: Karen Baethke of Montezuma; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and a brother: Tobe (Marilyn) Baethke of Sigourney. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son Eugene Baethke, four children in infancy, two brothers Merlin and Maul Baethke and a sister Viola George.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 am Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the St. John Lutheran Church near Victor. Pastor Jan Horne will officiate. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Memorials are for Highland Ridge Care Center. Messages and tributes may be left
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Greg and Family, So sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I can imagine you have many special memories of your dad. Continue to share those who surround you. We will keep you in our prayers.
Scott and Kathy Rettey
We want you to know we are sorry to hear of your Dad'a passing!! We know it is never easy! We also know that God loves all of us so much and wants us to live eternally with him!
Please know we are thinking of all of you and wishing you peace!!!!!
Bev and Norm Dudziak
My thoughts are with your family.
I would like to give my deepest condolences to the family for the passing of your love one. I hope your family and friends been able to find comfort from the God of all comfort. I know losing a loved one is not easy; although, I was able to find much hope in God's word the Bible. Jehovah our heavenly father knows our pain, Psalms 34:18 tells us Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted and saved those who are crushed in spirit. He also promises death and sickness will be done away with completely. Isaiah 33:24 states, And no resident will say:" I am sick" The people dwelling in the land will be pardoned for their error; and we look to the fulfilment when death, the last enemy will be brought to nothing stated in
1 Corinthians 55:54-58. I hope these scriptures will bring you a measure of comfort during this time.
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