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Floyd Allen Johansen, 77, of Big Rapids

Floyd Allen Johansen, 77, of Big Rapids, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital.

He was born February 8, 1944, in Big Rapids, the son of Carl and Nina (Martiny) Johansen, and graduated from Barryton High School in 1962  During the Vietnam War, Floyd served with the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1967.  He returned to Big Rapids, and on June 29, 1968, married the love of his life Mary Olson. 

In his younger years, Floyd worked for Wolverine World Wide and Hanchett Manufacturing. He then worked at Casanova Lanes/Big Rapids Bowl for many years, and later at Ferris State University in the custodial department before retiring.

Floyd was an avid bowler, and enjoyed fishing, golfing, and playing softball as well.  He loved his flower garden, and also enjoyed photography.   Floyd was also a longtime member of the Big Rapids Aerie Eagles #2535, and former member of the Big Rapids American Legion Post #98.

Floyd and Mary celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary this summer. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Floyd is survived by his wife; their daughter Karmen (Perry) Douglass; grandchildren Britani and Alyssa Douglass; four sisters, Ida Mae Maneke, Ruth (Don) McCarthy, Josephine Ottobre, and Barb (Glen) Dalton; two brothers, Carl “Sonny” (Betty) and Charlie (Judy) Johansen; sisters-in-law Betty and Doris Johansen; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ray, Bob and his wife Adele, Norman, Ed, Gerald and his wife Pat, and Glenn Johansen, sister Arlene and her husband Herb Wilson, and brother-in-law Jim Maneke.

Per Floyd’s wishes, cremation has taken place, and family services with burial will take place in the Martiny Township Cemetery in Rodney in the spring of 2022. Memorial contributions in his name may be made for ARC (Animal Rescue Coalition) of Mecosta County. Care and arrangements are entrusted to the Mohnke Funeral Home in Big Rapids. Share a memory or express condolences at

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