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Floyd L. Franssens

Floyd L. Franssens, 91, of Platte, SD passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at his home. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Platte City Cemetery. Visitation with the family will follow at Mount Funeral Home in Platte. Memorials in Floyds honor may be directed to the cemetery of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through

Floyd Luther Franssens was born on February 11, 1923 in rural Platte, SD to Henry and Anna (Luther) Franssens. He attended the Koster Signal #3 Country School and went on to work for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, WA during WWII. Floyd returned home to a career in farming and raising cattle. On March 2, 1949 he was united in marriage to Sylvia Mellema in Mitchell, SD. Floyd built their home and all the out buildings on their farm. He also served as a member of the Township Board, Rural Water Board and the Hospital Board.

Grateful for having shared in Floyds life: his son, Randall Franssens; a brother, Dale (Bertha) Franssens; a sister-in-law, Lois Franssens all of Platte, SD; along with several nieces and nephews.

Floyd was preceded in death by: his wife, Sylvia (Nov. 13, 1992); his parents, Henry and Anna; three brothers: Alvin Franssens, Raymond Franssens and Arthur Franssens; a sister, Marjorie DePaoli; and a brother-in-law, Gerrit (Gladys) Mellema.