Floyd Russell Tungsvik, 95, of St. Peter, Minnesota died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the Benedictine Court in St. Peter. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Norseland Lutheran Church, rural St. Peter. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the start of the service at the church. Burial will be in the Norseland Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Benedictine Court and Norseland Lutheran Church, rural St. Peter.
Floyd was born April 13, 1922 to Lewis and Clara (Dokken) Tungsvik in Golva, North Dakota: the far west central portion of the state, almost to Montana. Floyd was baptized June 11, 1922. He attended county school in Golva, and in 1939 he started his education at the University of Minnesota: School of Agriculture until 1941. Floyd enlisted in the Navy during World War II and he served on an ammunition ship on the Pacific side of the war until 1945. He married Signe Gustafson on September 20, 1947 at the First Lutheran Church in St. Peter, Minnesota. Floyd and Signe lived on the Lake Prairie Township Farm until March of 2013 when they moved to Benedictine Court. Floyd was a life-long farmer, a member of the Norseland Lutheran Church, and a member of the Nicollet Legion Post #0150. He enjoyed sports- especially baseball and the Minnesota Twins, old time and country western music, and gardening.
Floyd is survived by his sons: Byron (Sandy) of North Mankato; Kevin and Orrin of Le Sueur; daughters: Ronda (Randy) Schleeve of Le Sueur and Lorna (John) Luepke of Courtland; grandchildren: Sarah (Luke) Novak, Nathan (Ashley) Schleeve, Darren Tungsvik, David Luepke, and Kristen (Daniel) Schroeder; two great-granddaughters: Lauren Novak and Kennedy Schleeve; great-grandson, Graham Schleeve; sister, Ruth Carlson; sister-in-law, Fern Gustafson; and many nieces and nephews.
Floyd is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Clara Tungsvik; his wife of 67 years, Signe Tungsvik; sister, Cora Gunderson; and brother, Orville Tungsvik.