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Danny Wayne Floyd

 

May 19, 2020

WHITE PINE, Mich. - Danny Wayne Floyd, 69, of Ontonagon, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at his home in White Pine, with his wife Dawn by his side.

Danny was born at the Ontonagon Memorial Hospital to Lempi Foeller and Roy Floyd on Aug. 8, 1950. He attended school in Rockland until he came to Ontonagon to graduate as a Gladiator in 1969, and what a Gladiator he was.

He earned a sports scholarship to Northern Michigan University, but decided school wasn't something he enjoyed. Shortly after leaving NMU, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Vietnam as a forward observer.

Danny was very accomplished in anything he felt passionate about. He earned countless athletic trophies, medals and awards throughout school and the service. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to bowl, play softball and golf, and arm wrestling. He also shot pool for many years and let's not forget about one of his favorite places camp FUBAR!

Danny was a volunteer fireman in Ontonagon for numerous years and volunteered all over the map for many different purposes. He was well known for his cooking, quick wit and just being a fun-loving soul to be around. He worked at the Ontonagon paper mill until the time it shut down and then attended Gogebic Community College as a 61-year-old freshman and graduated with honors and an associate degree, just so he wasn't forced to an early retirement.

Danny was known as a talented carpenter since a young age. He was always helping people in need. Along with side jobs building something, his skills were well known and highly sought for, along with his honest, humble and kind heart. He was a "mountain of a man, but a jolly and gentle giant."

Danny was a member of many clubs and organizations, including the American Legion, VFW, Eagles, golf club and many others.

Danny is survived by his wife, Dawn Peloso-Floyd; his daughter, Dana and granddaughter, Halle Floyd. He is also survived by a sister, Shirley Roehm; brothers, Dick and Toots Floyd; and many, many family-like friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers, Tommy, Bill and James (Whitey); and sisters, Donna and Janet.

Danny's wishes were to be cremated and due to the COVID-19 pandemic a celebration of life will be postponed until it is safe to attend gatherings. We will announce at a later date.

We would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming out pour of well wishes and condolences. Also, the Cane Funeral Home for the amazing support and service - very professional and compassionate and made the best experience out of a heart breaking transition. Your kindness will not be forgotten.

 
 

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