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Floyd Eldridge Moreland

December 20, 1935 ~ February 20, 2022 (age 86)

Obituary

Floyd Eldridge Moreland, 86, of Elkhart, IN, passed away on Feb. 20, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Floyd Moreland was born in Greeley, CO on Dec. 20, 1935, to the late Dr. Jerre Floyd Moreland of Oklahoma and Ella Pearl Scruggs of California. He grew up in Florence, NJ, along with two sisters, the late Dr. Eleanor Peiffer of Colorado Springs and Geraldine (Fred) Brockett of Doylestown, PA, and nephew/brother Rick (Lynn) Siler of Selinsgrove, PA. Floyd is also survived by his Elkhart brother and sister-in-law, David and Lorraine Evans.

Floyd graduated valedictorian from Florence Township High School. Having grown up alongside the Delaware River, Floyd loved all water activities, such as sailing and swimming. He received a full Navy ROTC scholarship to Purdue University for Aeronautical Engineering. Later he earned his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the DOD Monterey Institute in California. 

While at Purdue he met and married the love his life, Carolyn Grace Evans of Elkhart (deceased 2002). During the start of their 44-year marriage, they lived in New York, New Jersey, California and Thailand for Floyd's service. His final posting was as USN liaison to the Royal Thai Navy, Bangkok. In later years the couple traveled the world visiting their family.  Together they loved history, science and art.

After leaving the Navy in 1970, Floyd and his family settled in Elkhart, where he worked for Dearborn Fabricating as a general engineer and then for National Standard in Niles, MI, as an environmental engineer retiring in 1998 with 24 years of service.

Floyd's memory will be cherished by his four daughters, Jennifer (Jim) Miers of Rockford, IL, Ginger (Jim) Consani of Torrance, CA, Carol (Steve) Weld of Elkhart, and Mary (Nevin) Dulabaum of Elgin, IL. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Ben (Courtney) and Anthony (Kacy) Miers; Cliff, Ellen, Evan (Aley) and Daniel Weld; Maddie, Haley and Allison Dulabaum; Jack and Ava Consani; and two great-grandchildren, Kalvin and Aurora Miers. He loved his many nieces and nephews.

Floyd's Christian faith was a driving force throughout his life. His family enjoyed his steadfast love, snappy humor, and sage advice. Infamous for loving short phone calls, he embraced the philosophy of “no news is good news.” As a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Floyd held various leadership positions within the congregation. In the community Floyd helped many individuals; some to start a new business, others with prison visitations, and financially providing to those in need.

Floyd greatly enjoyed his membership in the Sons of the American Revolution, Cotillard Chapter. He marched in the Memorial Day and July 4th parades in the surrounding communities. He was a long-time member of the Mason's Tyrian Lodge of Elkhart.

Floyd's visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 26th at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 226 W. Lexington Ave., Elkhart.  A Requiem Mass will immediately follow in the church sanctuary. Pastor Terri Peterson will be officiating. Memorials may be given to the Grace Endowment Fund of Heifer International, P.O. Box 727, Little Rock, AR 72203. The Grace Endowment, established to honor the memory of Carolyn Grace, benefits families living in poverty around the world.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 26, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
St. John's Episcopal Church (Elkhart)
226 W. Lexington Ave
Elkhart, IN 46516

Requiem Mass
Saturday
February 26, 2022

1:00 PM
St. John's Episcopal Church (Elkhart)
226 W. Lexington Ave
Elkhart, IN 46516

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