Floyd W. Nesbit Creston

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 11:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 1:58 p.m. CDT

Floyd Nesbit, 78, of Creston died Oct. 6, 2012, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Salem Lutheran Church in Creston. The Rev. Ben McIntire will officiate. Burial will be in Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. A Masonic service will follow visitation at 7 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Crest City Lodge No. 522 or Salem Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left at

Floyd Wallace Nesbit, son of Marie Augusta (Henze) and Willis Russell Nesbit, was born June 12, 1934, in Waterloo.

Floyd graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1952 and attended the University of Iowa, graduating with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1958. After graduation, Floyd joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in San Diego, Calif.

On Nov. 8, 1958, Floyd married Janet Evelyn Skeie at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames.

After briefly living in San Diego, the couple settled in Creston in 1960. Floyd was a practicing dentist there until his retirement in 2001.

Much of his adult life, Floyd was involved in the Masons. He was a Past Master of Crest City Lodge No. 522 in Creston, as well as a long-time secretary there. Floyd was a past High Priest of Al Gabil Chapter No. 121 Royal Arch Masons, Hiram Council No. 30 Royal and Select Masters, and Bethany Commandery No. 29 Knight Templar. He was also a member of Za-Ga-Zig Shrine.

In 2007, Floyd received the highest award Iowa Masonry can bestow, the T.S. Parvin award. In September 2012, he was honored by receiving the Knight of the Royal Arch award and the Knight Commander of the Temple award.

Floyd was a past president of the Creston Kiwanis, past Exalted Ruler of the Creston Elks Lodge, and past board member of the Creston Chamber of Commerce and Creston United Way. He was a life member of the Iowa Dental Association.

Floyd is survived by his wife Janet Evelyn of Creston; children, Scott Nesbit of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Susan (husband Paul) Nesbit-Fisher of West Des Moines; grandchildren, Sara and Justin Nesbit and Sydney and Will Fisher; and brother Harry Nesbit of Waterloo.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents.

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