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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • Floyd Lindbeck

  • Floyd Lindbeck, age 67, of Chowchilla, California passed away April 11, 2013 after a short illness.
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  • Floyd Lindbeck, age 67, of Chowchilla, California passed away April 11, 2013 after a short illness. Floyd was born November 2, 1945 in Vallejo, California. He was the youngest son of Lester and Ruth Lindbeck. Floyd was raised in Bangor, California by Ruth and step-father Joe Tisserye and graduated from Oroville High School and Yuba College. While in college, Floyd met and married his first wife and worked as a bus driver for the college. Floyd then moved on to work for Kilby MFG in Gridley, Ca., where he lived until 1985. In 1985, Floyd went through a divorce and moved back to Chowchilla to take over his father’s business. Floyd enjoyed serving his community and was actively involved with the Chowchilla Rotary Club (where he became president) and the Elks Lodge of Madera, California. Floyd married his best friend, Sandra Rutter, on June 10, 1995. Later on, he started a small business, L & H Backflow Testing, with long-time friend and partner Richard Herman. Floyd enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing with his grandchildren, and going to the races. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Ruth; step-father Joe; and sister Vivian Melbard. Floyd is survived by his wife of 19 years, Sandra Lindbeck; son, Michael Lindbeck and his girlfriend Leslie Goodhue; daughter, Cindy Moenich and her husband Roy Moenich; stepdaughters: Rhonda Briggs, Wendy Judd and her husband Steve Judd, Jennifer De Falco and her husband Andy De Falco. Floyd is also survived by eight grandchildren; brother Melvin Lindbeck; and sisters Helen Smith and Lillian Mastelotto. Floyd was dearly loved by all and will be greatly missed. A service for Floyd will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3 p.m., at Farnesi’s Steak House, located at 230 E Robertson Boulevard, Chowchilla, CA.
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