Florian “Floyd” Leo Goranowski, age 94, of Winsted, formerly of Cokato, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.
Visitation will take place Friday, Nov. 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.
A Mass of Christian burial will take place Friday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Burial will follow at Bohemian National Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Serving the family is Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, 320-327-2417, www.mareshfuneralhome.com..
Floyd was born June 12, 1926, the son of Anthony and Clara (Bachinski) Goranowski.
At age 17, Floyd started working for the Stockholm Township Board, building and maintaining all the roadways, but his dream was to become a farmer.
He began farming by renting land, equipment, and animals from a retiring farmer. Floyd saved up enough money to purchase his own 80-acre family farm in Stockholm Township. Over the next 60-plus years, the farm operation grew to almost 500 acres of crops, and had dairy, beef, pigs, and chickens.
Floyd and Harriet (Peterson) were united in holy matrimony Sept. 9, 1947, at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with three sons: Norman, Ronald, and Larry.
Floyd and his wife, Harriet, were a great team on the farm, and their sons also helped. In 2016, Floyd and Harriet moved to Winsted.
Floyd was a dedicated member of St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church, and Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. He worked many annual bazaars and fish fries.
Floyd was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Silver Lake.
He enjoyed camping, playing cards, dancing, restoring old tractors and driving them in parades, going to threshing shows, snowmobiling, going out to eat, and spending time with his family and friends.
Floyd was a hard worker and great mechanic. He was very giving, and always willing to lend a hand. By example, he instilled the value and rewards of working hard onto his sons and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Goranowski; parents, Tony and Clara Goranowski; and sister, Marcella (Jim) Esenrich.
Floyd is survived by his wife of 73 years, Harriet Goranowski; sons, Norman (Nancy) Goranowski, and Larry (Marla) Goranowski; grandchildren, David Goranowski, Bonnie Goranowski, Shannon (Aaron) Hendrickson, Chad (Gillian) Goranowski; great-grandchildren, Logan, Colton, Mila, Hayes; and many other family and friends.