Frank “Floyd” Curtis Isaacson, age 85, passed away at his home in Cokato Friday, June 7, 2013.
Floyd was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Franklin, MN, to Hulda and Frank Isaacson, the ninth of 17 children. He was baptized Aug. 23, 1928, and was confirmed at Franklin Apostolic Lutheran Church in Franklin June 25, 1944.
Floyd attended school through the eighth grade. He was a farm hand, helping at neighboring farms until joining the service, and was assigned to Co. A., 838th Engineering Bn. He was discharged from the Army in 1952.
Floyd was married to Rosilyn Hanson June 13, 1953, and they lived on and worked a farm on the north shore of Cokato Lake. They left the farm and moved to Cokato in the early 1960s, and while working for Minnegasco, they moved to Howard Lake, Winsted, and finally returned to Cokato in 1966.
Floyd worked briefly for K&K Electronics, and Russell Morris Excavating, before going to work for the City of Cokato maintenance department. He retired with the city, but continued to work part time for a number of years after that.
Floyd and Rosilyn had three children, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, as well as many circles of friends and extended family and co-workers.
Floyd enjoyed hunting, and later in life became an avid golfer; much to the amazement of many who knew him.
He could always be counted on to help if someone was in a pinch, to share in a good joke, and when the opportunity presented itself, to be able to laugh for the simple sake of laughing. He could spend hours watching the birdfeeders outside his window, and would only pass on that opportunity to rub elbows with the “regulars” at the Iron Horse.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
He is survived by his children; Craig (and Susan) Isaacson of Eden Prairie, Gary of Cokato, and Connie (and Bruce) Isaacson of Dassel; five grandchildren, Stephanie (and Jeff) Ganser of Rosemount, Jeff (and Ashley) Isaacson of Montrose, Kirsten (and Mike) Lindsay of Chanhassen, Stacy (and Andy) Graff of Eagan, and Hallie Isaacson of Dassel. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Jackson, Carter, Griffin, and Sawyer Ganser, of Rosemount, and Camden Lindsay of Chanhassen.
A funeral service took place Wednesday, June 12 at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato. Interment followed at the church cemetery.
Visitation was Tuesday, June 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato.