Floyd Joseph Storey, 80, handed away peacefully in his Coon Valley residence, surrounded by family members, on Thursday, June 9, 2022.
Floyd was born to Sylvester and Emma (Emery) Storey on February 10, 1942. He spent his early years having numerous adventures together with his six brothers and two sisters on the fringes of the Red Cliff Indian Reservation close to Bayfield, WI. He and his household later moved to La Crosse, the place he attended Logan High School earlier than enlisting within the Army and serving in Korea.
In his memoir, “Stinkin’ Pig Anyway,” Floyd described his 8-year-old self as “a doer, a dreamer, and an artist” — an apt description of the extraordinary man he would grow to be as nicely.
Floyd studied artwork and design at Viterbo University in La Crosse. He went on to grow to be an internationally acknowledged pioneer within the automotive interiors and design business, holding government management positions at Northern Engraving Co. in Sparta, WI. and Angel Corp. in Dayton, OH.
After retiring from the company world, Floyd absolutely immersed himself in his art work. In 2018, he opened the Central Park Gallery in Coon Valley, the place he created and showcased his visionary steel wall sculptures and nature-inspired work and in addition featured works by his expensive pal, famend artist Elmer Peterson. Floyd went on to broaden the gallery’s choices by that includes different native artists as nicely. Central Park Gallery will proceed to face as an exquisite reminder of Floyd’s life work and fervour for artwork.
Floyd beloved and was adored by his household past measure, particularly his loving spouse, Gloria (Strangstalien), to whom he was married for 45 years.
In addition to Gloria, Floyd is survived by daughters Shelly (Jessie) Velasquez, Cindy (Eric) Shook and Wendy (Lester) Hall; sons Adam Storey and Curt Wheadon; 9 cherished grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Floyd leaves behind his trustworthy canine companion, Cooper, as nicely.
He was preceded in loss of life by his mother and father, 5 siblings, and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will likely be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, on the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley with a reception to comply with. Visitation will likely be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday on the funeral residence. Condolences could also be given at selandsfuneralhome.com.
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