Floyd K. Vesely

  • Born: April 22, 1919
  • Died: November 9, 2015
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Floyd K. Vesely, 96,longtime resident of Iowa City,died Monday, November 9, 2015, at Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City.

Graveside Services will be held at 2pm Thursday, November 12, 2015, at Memory Gardens Cemetery, with military honors provided. Following the services everyone is welcome for a time of light refreshments and fellowship at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. A memorial fund has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.

Floyd was born April 22, 1919, in Belle Plaine, Iowa the son of Joseph and Anna (Konvalinka) Vesely. He attended and graduated from University High School in Iowa City in 1938. During World War II, he served in the United States Army being stationed in the Philippines and New Guinea. During this time he was wounded in combat, receiving the Purple Heart. Returning to Iowa City following service he went back to work for the University Hospitals where he worked prior to the war, in the linen department, a job he held for over 35 years before retiring. He was united in marriage to Ruby L. (Nephew) Shank on March 1, 1956.

Floyd was a member of the I.O.O.F, he enjoyed working in his garden, going to the casino (always a winner!) cheering on the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawks, but most of all, he loved his family and friends. Everyone that ever knew Floyd, knew a nice gentle soul that simply loved life.

His family includes his sister, Phyllis Vesely of Iowa City; step-son, Robert Shank (Donna) of Iowa City; step-daughter, Janet Mellecker of Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ruby; brothers, Harold and Kenneth Vesely, and sister, Maxine Vesely.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. (James 4:8)

Posted by Mario    November 24, 2015


Our prayers, love and sympathy goes out to your entire family during this time. Wish we could be with you today. We will all miss him and his contagious smile! Deepest sympathy, Melanie and Bob Stutzman and Karen Jehle

Posted by Melanie Stutzman - Wellman, IA - friend   November 12, 2015

It has been many years since I last visited with my grandfather, but I have several good memories of time spent with him. I fondly remember his slow way of talking (always with a twinkle in his eye), the gigantic bowls of ice cream he would fix for my sisters and me, and his always present laugh. 96 years is a long time to live. I am grateful to have had him as my Grandpa.

Posted by Piper Anderson - Greensboro, NC   November 11, 2015

I'm going to miss our Sunday chats, rehashing the Hawkeyes football, basketball and a little bit of wrestling. Oh we can't leave out the Cubs, they were oh so close this year on winning it all. I will remember all the gardening tips you gave us, as you were the master gardener. I was lucky to have you as part of my family, you will be greatly missed, rest in peace dear friend.

Donna, Bob and Family

P.S. Start a card game up there.

Posted by Donna Shank - Iowa City, IA - step daughter-in-law   November 10, 2015


I'm gonna miss you Grandpa. You were a kind and gentle soul. May you rest in peace. Love, Carrie

Posted by Carrie Hogarty - Hamilton Township, OH - Granddaughter   November 10, 2015

What a great laugh and kind eyes. Will be missed.

Posted by Sara Shank - Iowa City, IA   November 10, 2015

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