Floyd Totten

Born in Hartman, CO
Born on Mar 10, 1928
Departed on Mar 7, 2023

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Floyd Mervin Totten, 94, of Cedar Rapids born March 10, 1928, to Alfred and Lora Totten in Hartman, CO died March 07, 2023, at Summit Pointe, Marion. His family moved to Ottumwa, IA in the early 1930’s due to the “Dust Storms”. He graduated from Ottumwa High with his teachers saying that he had math abilities “rarer than hens’ teeth”.  He actually skipped a grade in high school, graduating a year ahead of his classmates. 

After leaving home at 18, he became a Radar Instructor in WWII, 1946 Kessler USAF base. He married Glenna (Pat) Humble from Bladensburg, IA in 1948 and graduated from MSOE college in Electrical Engineering in 1951.

He went to work for Collins Radio in 1955 and retired after 37 years of service. He loved gardening and feeding all the wild animals and birds that visited his backyard, especially the deer.

Survivors include two children, Charles (Linda) Totten and Robert Totten; four grandchildren, Amy (Thomas) Kortemeyer, Kim Kohl, Laurie (Jim) Rummells and Marshall Totten; five great-grandchildren, Kolbi Kohl, Ryan and Morgan Kortemeyer and Macie and Kohl Rummells and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife Pat, 62 years, his daughter Diane (Larry) Kohl and his only sibling Shirley (Charles) Bauer.

Floyd suffered from Alzheimer’s at the end of life with his family staying close by his side.

Visitation: 2-3 PM, Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Funeral Service: 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. A livestream of the funeral service may be accessed on the funeral home website under the obituary for Floyd Mervin Totten, under the video tab starting at 3:00 PM, March 12, 2023. Interment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.