Hamilton County


Floyd Wayne Guthrie




Floyd Wayne Guthrie was born Feb. 11, 1917 to Harleigh Neal and Vera Iona Erskine Guthrie. He died Aug. 22, 1970 and is buried in Cass Center Cemetery, Webster City IA.

Petty Officer Guthrie served with the U.S. Navy in World War II.


Set rites for F. W. Guthrie

Floyd W. Guthrie, 53, longtime resident of the Webster City community, died early Saturday morning at the Hamilton County Hospital. Mr. Guthrie suffered a stroke Friday afternoon at the farm home of Martin Bige where he had been working.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin E. Brewer officiating. Burial will be made in the Cass Center cemetery with military graveside rites.

Floyd Wayne Guthrie, son of Harleigh and Vera Erskine Guthrie, was born Feb. 11, 1917 at Milford, Iowa. When he was twelve years old he moved with his parents to Long Beach, Calif., where he completed his education. He later returned to the Webster City area where he had been engaged in farming.

In 1942 he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during World War II with the SeaBee division in the Aleutian Islands. Following his discharge in 1945 he returned to Webster City.

He was united in marriage May 7, 1955 to Della Johnson Greenfield. The couple resided in the Webster City community until four years ago, moving then to rural Woolstock.

He is survived by his wife and eight step-children; Mrs. James (Lois) Weldon, Omaha, Neb., Duane Greenfield, Aurora, Colo., Keith Greenfield, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Kenneth (Pamela) Nelson, Slater, Iowa, Mrs. George (Ardis) Casbon and Mrs. Jerry (Maureen) Bratland, both of Webster City, Morris Greenfield and Roxy Greenfield, both at home; eleven grandchildren; his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Olson of Long Beach, Calif.; three brothers and three sisters; Royce Guthrie, Lakewood, Calif., Donald Guthrie, Long Beach, Calif., Robert Guthrie, Harper, Kan., Mrs. Mark (Dorothy) Smoot and Mrs. Evelyn Martin, both of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Bill (Jackie) Jacobs, Harper, Kan., also several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Aug. 24, 1970