GARNER – Floyd R. Jump, 93, of Garner died Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the VA Central Iowa Healthcare System in Des Moines.
Private graveside services will be held at Concord Township Cemetery in Garner with full military rites by the USMC military honor guard and the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit.
A public visitation will be held from 10 A.M. to 12 noon on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner.
Floyd Richard Jump, the son of Walter and Helen (Harshman) Jump, was born August 8, 1921 in Wheeler, Wisconsin the eighth of twelve children. He attended country school near Riceville, WI and helped on the family farm. Floyd enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served his country during WW II in the south Pacific. Floyd took part on the assault of Iwo Jima and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received during the battle. Following his honorable discharge he returned home to Wisconsin. On June 14, 1947 he married Amy L. Kazemba in St. Paul, MN. They lived in many communities throughout Iowa and Minnesota eventually settling in Waterloo, Iowa where they resided for many years. Floyd worked several jobs until becoming an insurance adjuster for General Casualty. He worked for General Casualty in Waterloo for 23 years until his retirement in 1983. Floyd and Amy then moved to Harrison, AR and in 2005 to Garner. He enjoyed reading, gardening and serving God by volunteering at nursing and retirement homes, jail ministry and sharing his love for God and our country with all he met.
He was a lifetime member of the Purple Heart Association.
Floyd is survived by five children, Michael (Patricia) Jump of Rice Lake, WI, Kathy (Fred) Jones of Missoula, MT, Colleen (Michael) Ottum of Junction City, WI, Cindy (Brian) Bloomberg of Muskegon, MI and Jan (Larry) Young of Garner; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nina Stoner of Kelso, WA.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Amy Jump; daughter, Susan Van Ootegham; grandson, Michael Stevens; six brothers; four sisters; and many brothers/sisters-in-law.
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