Floyd George Schaible, 91
Floyd George Schaible, 91, a native of Morris, Ill. who operated a well-known meat market there for many years, died May 8, 2014, at Wings Home in Allegan following a brief illness.
Born Nov. 12, 1922, in Morris to Fred G. and Pearl (Bryant) Schaible, he attended Morris public schools.
Schaible entered the United States Army in 1942 and served during World War II attached to the 94th Army Field Hospital kitchen, stationed in England and later France after the D-Day invasion.
While in England he met Doris E. Whillock of Edmonton, London. The couple was married at All Saints Church in Edmonton on March 31, 1945. After the war the couple returned to Morris.
Floyd remained in the Army Reserve, attaining the rank of Sergeant and received an honorable discharge in October 1952. He worked as a butcher and eventually built Circle S Foods meat market in Morris. He and Doris owned and operated the store until 1971.
The couple moved with their family to a farm near Allegan in 1973, and Floyd worked as a supervisor at Murco and later in the meat department at Town & Country in Allegan. They moved into Allegan in 2000.
Floyd is survived by his wife Doris; daughters Jane Rios, Joy Clay (John, deceased) and Judy Tice; and a son James (Georgene Agnich). He also is survived by grandchildren, Whillock Rios Koester (Ron), Lucia Rios Steele (Tim), Pearl Rios and Jacob and Natalie Tice; as well as great-grandchildren, Collin and Elliot Rios and Woodrow Floyd Steele. He is survived by a sister Anita Middleton (Charles) of Morris and a sister-in-law, Marian Schaible (Wayne) of Grand Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, David (Lilian) and Wayne; and sisters, Anna Louise Benson (John) and Shirley Akre (Lawrence).
The family also wishes to thank long-time dear friend Sandy Coffey for her constant support and friendship.
Cremation rites were afforded.
A memorial ceremony will be at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan, on Wednesday, May 14, at 11 a.m. Friends may visit with the family prior to the ceremony from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Floyd will be inurned at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice, Allegan.
Arrangements are being provided by Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com.