Floyd L. McGrew, 84, longtime Coralville resident, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial, with military honors, was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Floyd’s memory.
Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com .
Floyd Leonard McGrew was born Jan. 16, 1925, in Balta, N.D., the son of Roy L. and Violet M. (Hamers) McGrew. He enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17 to serve during World War II. On Aug. 30, 1958, he married Shirley Murschel in Mason City. The couple made their home in Coralville for the past 40 years. For many years Floyd owned and operated General Tree Service in this area. He was a member of the Coralville American Legion and a life member of A.A. Floyd enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and he loved spending time with his family and friends.
His family includes his wife, Shirley; children, Jeff McGrew and wife Lynn of Park Ridge, Ill., Mick McGrew and wife Sarah of Tiffin, Carol Curran and husband Dennis of St. Paul, Minn., and Jerry McGrew and wife Laurie of St. Paul, Minn.; grandchildren, McKenzie, Madison, Kyla, Chelsie, Chris, Mike, and Teresa; daughter-in-law, Tammy McGrew in North Liberty; and a brother, Rich Brown and wife Bernadine of St. Paul, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, George Brown; and two sisters, Rosalie and Shirley.
Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Floyd’s family and his services.