Elvin Floberg of Lakebay died at home June 16, three miles from the place he was born Nov. 26, 1925. He was 94 years old.
He attended grade school in Longbranch and Lakebay, and graduated from Vaughn Union High School.
Elvin enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1944 and was honorably discharged May 7, 1946. He served as a combat infantryman and a military policeman. His decorations and citations include the European African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, Occupation of Germany, Good Conduct Medal and Presidential Unit Citation.
After returning home, he joined the Evergreen Workers Union for Huckleberry Pickers, where he was a general laborer.
Elvin spent many hours building Volunteer Park in Lakebay. He was a hard worker with a can-do attitude and would help anyone who asked. He was a wonderful and caring brother, son, friend and neighbor who will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guttorm Floberg from Lillehammer, Norway, and Julie Jensine Alexanderson from Hvaler, Norway; brothers George, Richard, Ray and Jay; sisters Hilda Market and Irene Wooldridge; and his niece Marilyn Strand.
Elvin is survived by nieces and nephews Joyce Olson, Roxyanne Wooldridge, James Wooldridge, Jack and Gail Wooldridge, Robert Floberg, Linda Floberg, Allen Floberg and Carl Floberg, in addition to many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
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