Floyd John Brehm, 88, rural New Town, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Trinity Hospital in Minot.
Floyd was born March 4, 1924, near Sanish, to George and Lena (Krumm) Brehm. He was raised on the family farm north of Sanish. Floyd realized his calling in life at an early age. He began farming at the age of 14, eventually taking over the family farm. Floyd and his brother, Lawrence, bought the farm from their parents. They worked to expand the operation over the years until Lawrence's passing. Floyd married Marilyn Olson in New Town on June 4, 1972. The newlyweds soon built their new house next to the home where Floyd was raised. They later welcomed son Curtis and daughter Alyson into their family. Floyd continued farming and ranching for many years. He decided to retire this year at the age of 88. Marilyn died Jan. 21, 1996.
Floyd was an active member of the Gospel Tabernacle Church in New Town. He spent many years on the church's board of directors. He enjoyed playing his violin for church services as well as attending the monthly birthday parties at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home and later the Lakeside Community Living Center, both in New Town. Floyd was on the township board for Knife River Township for many years, receiving the Mr. Township award for Mountrail County in 1999. Floyd greatly enjoyed spending time on his farm, watching over his dogs, horses and cattle. He was always happy to share his love for the land with his friends and family.
Floyd is survived by: his son, Curtis Brehm, New Town; daughter, Alyson (Wes) Johnson, New Town; sister, Irene Forman, Watford City.
Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; parents, George and Lena; brothers, Lawrence, Roy and Walter; sister, Mabel.
Floyd's funeral service will be Saturday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m., in Gospel Tabernacle Church, New Town.
Burial will be at Sanish Riverview Cemetery, New Town.
Visitation is today, Nov. 30, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Springan Funeral Home, Stanley.
Online condolences may be shared at (www.springanfuneralhome.com).