Floyd “Bud” Daniel Svean
June 29, 1927-December 28, 2017
Born in Virginia, MN to Carl Magus and Signe Matilda (Swanson) Svean. He grew up on farms in New Foldon, MN, Argyle, MN and Grafton, ND. Bud served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an air radio operator and mechanic in England and Germany from 1944-1949. He met Violet Darlene Nelson in Thief River Falls, MN and was married in the Zion Lutheran Church. They had two children, Ricky Floyd and Floreen Dawn. They moved to California in 1955, living in Indio, where Bud worked for Knudson Dairy for several years as a milkman. Floyd moved back to Crystal, MN and while working for a grocery store, he met Marge Mohler. They were married in 1969. Floyd and Marge bought their first motel in 1973 in Redwood Falls, WI. They sold that motel and had several other motels in Hayward, WI, Fargo, ND, Princeton, MN, and finally in Forest Lake, MN. Marge died in 1996. Floyd met Jo Dalberg and they were loving partners for sixteen years, until Jo died in 2016. Floyd is survived by his son, Ricky (Tami) Svean of Hemet, CA; daughter, Floreen (Paul) Coverstone of Amity, OR; stepchildren, Sharon (Tim) O’Malley of Phoenix, AZ, William (Mary) Mohler of Blaine, MN and Pat (Carmen) Mohler of Circle Pines, MN; 10 grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service 11 AM, Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake. Visitation 3-6 PM, Wednesday and 10-11 AM, Thursday at the funeral home. Interment in Scandinavian Cemetery, Forest Lake.