Florian (Floyd) Joseph Kuznia of Strandquist, Minnesota passed away at the age of 89 years old on November 5, 2013 at home with his family by his side.
Floyd was born on March 16th, 1924 to Benedict and Mathilda Kuznia. He grew up in Wright Township on the family farm near Florian with his seven brothers and two sisters. Floyd met and later married neighbor Nettie Donarski on June 27th, 1950. They were the first couple to be married in the newly built Assumption Church of Florian, where Floyd was an active and devoted member. Floyd served as a Florian Church trustee and a member of the Polish National Alliance.
Floyd was a farmer and shared his love of the land with his wife Nettie on their home farm, where they raised their eight children, and lived together for fifty years. Floyd and Nettie took joy in growing a large garden, generously sharing the vegetables with family and friends. Floyd enjoyed playing cards, reading, and watching sports. He was a loyal Twins fan.
Floyd was employed as a carpenter for most of his years with his final long-term position as foreman for Smith Construction Company in Grand Forks where he worked until the age of 70 years old. Floyd's greatest love was his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Floyd will be dearly missed by his wife Nettie; daughter Henrietta Linder of Strandquist, MN and grandchildren Carrie, Jerry and Justin; daughter Dorothy (Wyman) Hjelle of Karlstad, MN and grandchildren Tracey, Travis and Tarek; daughter Karen (Bruce) Clark of Watertown, MN and grandchildren Heather, Annie and Allison; son Michael of Ham Lake, MN and grandchildren Abraham and Lydia; son Kevin (Julie) of Big Lake, MN and grandchildren Kati, Cody, Cole and Kailee; daughter Kimberly (Todd) Dalsing Minneapolis, MN and grandchildren Izzi and Xavier; and daughter Garnette (Andy) Corson of Minneapolis, MN and grandchild Max.
Floyd is preceded in death by his parents, his son, Jerry, and his siblings George, Alphonse, John, Theresa (Jackson) and Eugene. Floyd is survived by siblings Ray, Irene (Kiesow), Rudy, Clarence and 18 great grandchildren, and many others nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Assumption Church of Florian. VISITATION: 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2013 at Assumption Church of Florian. Rosary: 6:45 p.m. Prayer Service: 7 p.m., followed by coffee and bars. Visitation will also be one hour before services on Saturday at the church. INTERMENT: Assumption Cemetery, Florian, MN