Floyd A. Hedberg 1922 – 2015

HEDBERG, Floyd A., 93, of Glen Allen, died December 29, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond. He was born on January 29, 1922, in Kingsbury County, S.D. to Aron and Martha Hedberg. He graduated from Lake Preston High School and attended South Dakota State University, until leaving to join the U.S. Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served as a carrier pilot in the Pacific Theater, flying off the USS Lexington and then the USS Yorktown, to participate in the battles of Okinawa, Iwo Jima and others. After the war, he graduated from the University of Virginia. The majority of his career was with Philip Morris, USA in research, quality control and purchasing. After his retirement in 1984, he pursued his life-long interest in woodworking, making beautiful antique reproduction furniture. He returned to South Dakota every fall to hunt pheasant. He had been a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Ginter Park since moving to Richmond in 1952. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Helen Collins Hedberg; and grandson,…

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Published in Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home from Jan. 1 to Jan. 3, 2016.