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Floyd L. Sellner


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Floyd L. Sellner Obituary
Floyd L. Sellner of Farmington, (formerly Rosemount) passed away peacefully, on Feb. 13, 2019 at the age of 88 years with his wife Mary at his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Floyd on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 11 A.M., at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 22120 Denmark, Ave. in Farmington with Father Benjamin Little officiating. Visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, in Minneapolis. Arrangements are with White Funeral Home Lakeville Chapel. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.whitefuneralhomes.com
Floyd was born at home on Nov. 23, 1930 in Tracy, as the fourth child of Wenzel A. and Barbara E. (nee Zangl) Sellner, Jr. After attending grade school in Tracy, his family moved back to Sleepy Eye. Floyd attended St. Mary's Catholic High School in Sleepy Eye graduating in 1948. Floyd was drafted into the US Army in 1951 and fought with the 3rd Infantry Division as a heavy weapons gunner (M2) during the Korean War in the "Iron Triangle", where he was wounded in combat, and earned the Combat Infantry Badge and 4 Campaign Battle Ribbons and numerous other awards. After the war Floyd, apprenticed as a Boiler Engineer at the City Steam Plant in Sleepy Eye. He earned his Chief "A" Boiler Engineer's License and moved his family to Rosemount where he operated the Steam Plant for Koch Refinery and then to the State of Minnesota to operate the State Capitol Steam Plant. Before retiring from the State in 1992, he operated and maintained the Steam Plant and HVAC System at Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights. Floyd married Mary T. Treml on Nov. 16, 1957 at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth. Floyd was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was an outstanding marksman. He enjoyed woodworking, remodeling and could fix almost anything. He was proud of his six sons and loved being with his grandchildren. Floyd was a life member of the DAV, VFW and American Legion. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in Rosemount.
Floyd will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Mary; sons: Mark (Julie), Jim (Vicki), Dan (Patti), Gary (Brenda), Floyd, Jr., and Pat (Angie Kline). Floyd will also be fondly remembered by his 12 grandchildren: Jennifer, Marissa, John (Katie), Joe (Shea), Katie (Greg), Claire (Andy), Wesley, Grace, Spencer, Mae, Kayleigh, and Carter. Floyd also leaves behind eight great-grandchildren: Jersey, Daniel, Victoria, Julia, Archie, Emerson, Theodore and Kaylani. He is survived by his sisters: Bernice Kirchner, Patricia (Edward) Soukup, and Barbara (Bill) Mielke, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marcella Suess, and brother Alex.
Published in Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch from Feb. 15 to Feb. 19, 2019
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