TORRINGTON – Floyd Leroy Honstein, 90, died at his home on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Cremation has taken place and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Valley View Cemetery in Torrington with Pastor Cody Dyer officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
Floyd was born on June 14, 1931, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Henry and Elma (Rohrick) Honstein. When he was ten years old, they moved to Minatare, Nebraska and then to a farm in Lingle. He grew up working on the family farm.
He met Ruth Sterkel in 1950 and they were married on Feb. 24, 1952. Floyd worked for himself as a truck driver then bought a farm in Meriden in 1954. He also owned farmland in Hawk Springs.
Floyd loved polka music and could be found at local dances with his wife, Ruth. He, also, enjoyed trips to Blackhawk to gamble. Floyd was a great storyteller. He spent most of his time with his family telling stories from when he grew up. He was also a hard worker and provider for his family. If something needed fixed, he jumped right to it.
Floyd is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Ruth Honstein of Burns, his daughter Evelyn (Grover) Thompson of Cheyenne, his son David Honstein of Cheyenne, six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by both of his parents, two brothers, three sisters and his son, Daniel Honstein.