Woodbury County

Floyd Galen Bumsted





Floyd Galen Bumsted entered the U.S. Army, 9 June 1945, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was honorably discharged, 24 November 1946.

He was in several Army camps here in the United States before he sailed the 11th of December 1945 for Europe and arrived there on 22 December 1945.

He served in Germany as a jeep driver and drove an Army jeep carrying supplies and personnel. Drove in both the city and country. Made minor repairs, averaged 75 miles per day.

Floyd received the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and was also issued a Lapel button.

Floyd and Barbara lived on a farm near Climbing Hill from 1954 until they moved to Smithland in 1966. Floyd worked as a farm hand, but mostly worked on construction, for Booth & Olson Construction and Fred Carlson Construction from 1957 to 1986.

He was born 5 April 1927, to Charles and Nellie (Davis) Bumsted near Danbury, Iowa. Married Barbara Bueoy, 7 June 1953, in Mapleton, Iowa. They had no children. His siblings are Stella Fredrickson, Gaylard, Nellie Christopherson, Glen, Charles, Roy, Lucille Christopherson, Loyd, Mary, and Earl.

Floyd was a member of Leslie F. Seaton Post 666, American Legion of Smithland. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Climbing Hill. Floyd passed away 3 June 1986 with heart trouble. He is buried in Oak Hill cemetery in Anthon.

Submitted by his wife, Barbara Bumstead.