Floyd Melvin Baum, 95, of Keokuk, IA, died April 7, 2020 at Donnellson Health Center in Donnellson, IA. He was born June 19, 1924 in Clark County, MO. He was the son of Willis Edward Baum and Margaret Leora Wilson. He married Maxine Madge Warning in LaGrange, MO on March 23, 1947.
His survivors include his wife; Maxine, son; Stephen Baum (Deborah) of Keokuk, his daughter; Linda K. McCully (S. Michael) of Bloomsburg, PA, grandchildren; Patrick Baum (Carmalitta) of Keokuk and Erin L. McCully (Ian Jeffress) of Sylva, NC, great-granddaughters; Lia McCully Jeffress and Sophia Roberts, great-grandsons; Michael (Lilly) Carr, Komonnie Moody, and Zavier Moody. He was preceded in death by his brothers; Willis Leland Baum and Forest Franklin Baum and two sisters; Annice Jane Gibbs and Margaret WillaDean Price.
Serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Keokuk. He worked for many years at Electro-Metals, which later became Foote Mineral. As a charter member, he was very active in the Keokuk Coin Club.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the family will hold a private graveside interment at Keokuk National Cemetery.
A memorial service with full military rites will be held at a later date.
Memorials in honor of Floyd may be made to Keokuk First Baptist Church.
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