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Floyd Biondi Family

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Floyd Biondi, the son of Joseph and Ida Biondi, was born in Missouri on July 8, 1924. Both his parents were born in Italy, and came to Madrid from Missouri, in 1932. The elder Mr. Biondi was employed by the local mines.

Floyd married Rosie Galetich, the daughter of John and Katherine Galetich. Rosie was born in High Bridge, Iowa, and moved with her parents to Madrid in 1933, Rosie having been born two years earlier on April 21, 1931. Mr. Galetich, a native of Croatia, also was employed by the local mines.

Both Floyd and Rosie attended the Madrid Public Schools. They became the parents of two children. Joseph Alan, age 19, is presently with the U.S. Army, stationed in Hawaii. Joseph was very active in sports and played on the varsity level throughout his school years.

Their daughter, Tina Marie, age 13, is active in 4-H, band, chorus, sports, basketball, softball, track, and is a cheerleader during the football season. Tina Marie was born in the back seat of the family car on the way to the hospital. The doctor had told Rosie that the baby wouldn't be born for at least four or five days, and "not to worry." But, Tina had other ideas, and decided to be born the next morning after Rosie's visit to the doctor. She was born just as Floyd had driven up to the emergency entrance at the Iowa Lutheran Hospital, in Des Moines.

The Biondi family are members of St. Malachy's Catholic Church.

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