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Floyd Dale Magers was born in Silver City, Iowa, to William LeRoy and Lena Mass Magers. He grew up in Iowa and was the baby of 10 kids and proud of it. He finished school after 8th grade to help his family farm. He was then drafted in the U.S. Army for two years, 1952-1954. Floyd met Mary shortly after the army and married her in 1956. They were married for 66 years. Floyd and Mary then made their home in Omaha where he worked for Omaha Bakers Supply. He then started his own lawn service, Magers Lawn Service, one of the first in Omaha, and he worked hard for 30 years. Floyd also raised pigs and Angus cattle.
He was a hard worker, thinker, golfer, dancer, card player, traveler, and good friend. Floyd got a hole in one while golfing in Phoenix, AZ, and had to buy a round of beer for friends. He said it was the most expensive hamburger he ever had. He loved supplying friends and others with his garden produce and even sold his vegetables at the farmers’ market in Bennington, NE. After he retired, Floyd would pull out his green lawn service business card and ask anyone he talked to, “Have you seen my green card?” Of course, he would show it to many because he was a man who was proud of what he accomplished.
Floyd always had a joke that you might have heard several times and had the heartiest laugh that could be heard from across the room. He also loved to dance and did so even into the last year. Floyd would always grab a young girl and hit the dance floor with a “whoop, whoop” to the fast songs but Mary was the love of his life and he danced the slow dances with her.
He is preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings. Most of all Floyd loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son Jeff; daughters Monica (Jeff) Vincent, and Rita (Mike) Lavelle; grandchildren Jeffrey Magers, Steve (Katie) Breci, Michael Breci (Marissa), Brandon Lavelle, and Michelle Lavelle. He also had five great grandchildren which he loved dearly, Harley, Carter, Ellady, Sayla and Adalee.