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Floyd G. Trew, 87, passed away May 19, 2014 at the North Platte Care Center in North Platte, NE. He was born January 20, 1927 near Cumro, NE to Leonard and Rose (Fortik) Trew. He attended grade school at Cat Creek District and graduated from Ansley High School in just three years. After graduation he worked during the haying season in the Nebraska Sand Hills region. He then enrolled in Kearney State College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. Soon after, by taking night and summer classed he received a Master of Science degree, also from Kearney State College. On August 25, 1957, he married Mary Sue Held. To this union two children were born, Terry Leon and Vicki Sue. During his teaching career Floyd taught in Oconto, Odessa, Grand Island and served as principal in the Loup City Schools. Later, Floyd married Margaret Corn and they had a daughter, Robyn Christine. Floyd also did carpentry, building and remodeling homes. He later moved to North Platte, where he did substitute teaching. Floyd enjoyed gardening and really had a green thumb; he could make almost anything grow and loved his lawn, flowers and plants. Floyd was a member of the German American Club and enjoyed dancing at the North Platte Senior Center. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Terry; three brothers, Glenn, Earl and Wayne Trew; and one sister, Bernice Peterson. He is survived by two daughters, Vicki Heath of Colorado Springs, CO, and Robyn Colgan of Omaha; two grandsons, Zane and Cade Colgan of Omaha; a brother, Larry (Claudia) Trew of Grand Island; four sisters, Vivian Reisser of Norfolk, Evelyn Catlett of Westerville, Margurette (Chuck) Johnson of North Platte, Laraine (Paul) St. John of Kearney; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his cat, “Kitty”. Cremation was chosen. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family. Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Gary Smith officiating. Private family inurnment will take place at the Ansley Cemetery. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.