Floyd Shipman, age 70, of Cresco, died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Hawkeye Care Center in Cresco. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco. Interment will be in Wacousta Cemetery, Lansing, Mich. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Floyd was born on December 26, 1946, in Lansing, Mich. He was the only child of Emmett and Vivia (Steward) Shipman. He attended a country school near his home in Michigan; his father died in 1965. A few years later he and his mother moved to Howard County, Iowa. Prior to moving to Iowa, he was caretaker of the Wacousta Cemetery, near Lansing. He loved talking about farming. He subscribed to many magazines that he enjoyed looking at. He sold his farm in 2011, when he moved to Hawkeye Care Center. He enjoyed spending holidays with his Iowa family. Floyd is survived by three cousins: Marsha Steward, Carolanne Steinke, and Joseph Steward, all of Michigan; and his adopted Iowa family of Shirley Bigalk, Sharon Solomon, and Kenneth Solomon and their families. Floyd was preceded in death by his father in 1965 and mother in 1970.