Floyd Caster (1928-2020)

Floyd D. Caster, age 91, of Walker, Minn., formerly of Albia, passed away on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 at May Creek Cottages in Walker.

Floyd was born on a small farm in Monroe County to Ernest and Selma (Johnson) Caster on Nov. 13, 1928. He attended grade school in a one room country schoolhouse and graduated from Moravia High School in 1946. Floyd enlisted in the United States Army and served his country until his honorable discharge in July of 1948. In October of 1948, Floyd was united in marriage to Colleen Brooke, who had been his roller skating partner in Albia. In 1956, Floyd and Colleen moved to Walker, Minn., where they managed a resort on Leech Lake. In 1962, Floyd began working at Ah-Gwah-Ching as a chemical dependency counselor and worked there for many years. They retired in 1990. In 1994, after 45 years of marriage, Colleen passed away. Floyd married Deanie Fillman, who had been a life long friend, and they enjoyed nearly 20 years together. They spent winters in Arizona where Floyd enjoyed playing softball with the other “Old Timers”. Deanie passed away in 2014.

Floyd will be lovingly remembered by his four step-children: Vicki (Gary) Myers, Vern (Bobbi) Fillman, Dan (Beccy) Fillman and Bruce (Shawn) Fillman; eight grandchildren: Jason, Jamey, Stephanie, Christina, Patrick, Bailey, Leah and Thomas; eight great-grandchildren: Aiden, Brody, Avery, Brock, Mason, Levi, Remi and Quinn; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Joanne Dicks; as well as other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wives, Colleen and Deanie.

Due to Covid, a private family service was held on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at Evergreen Cemetery in Walker with Reverend Matthew Vrudny officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Immanuel Lutheran Church School in Walker, MN. Arrangements provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service of Walker, Minn. (www.whisperingpinesnorth.com).

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