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Floyd B. Willemstyn
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A graveside service with military honors was held Tuesday afternoon at Ceres Memorial Park for Floyd B. Willemstyn, 82, of Ceres. He died of natural causes on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005 at Emanuel Medical Center.

The Ceres Chapel of Franklin & Downs was in charge of arrangements.

Born Dec. 5, 1922, Mr. Willemstyn was a native of New York and lived in Ceres for 39 years. He was a technician at Cravey X-ray for 13 years. Mr. Willemstyn retired as a first sergeant after serving 22 years in the Army, including tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam as part of the 25th Infantry. Mr. Willemstyn was stationed in Pearl Harbor during the outbreak of World War II. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and many combat infantry medals. He was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Willemstyn enjoyed fishing and camping.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Louise Willemstyn of Ceres; children, Michele Ottersbach of Ceres, Gayle Notarfrancisco of Washington, and Barbara Jean Montrosso of Modesto; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Remembrances may be sent to American Legion Post 491, P.O. Box 445, Ceres, CA 95307.