Wendell- Floyd Allen Fiet, 93, passed from this world on February 23, 2016, at his home with his wife and one daughter at his side. He was born December 23, 1922 in Roy, Utah; the 2nd child and first son of Garrett and Isabelle Fiet. They moved from Roy to Nampa, Idaho when he was a young man. He enlisted in the Air Force during World War II and was learning to be a flight engineer on the B-29 Bomber when the war ended. He received an Honorable Discharge and returned home to Nampa where he met and married his life-long companion, Elaine Hanks. They were married on August 19, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple (69 1/2 years ago). During the homestead lotteries of the 1950’s, Floyd drew a farm north of Rupert, Idaho. The hardships and joys of the hardy farming pioneers fosterd a kinship that endures today. They survived the early difficulties of breaking in the raw land by sharing and supporting each other. Floyd farmed in Nampa, Rupert, Hazelton and King Hill before moving to Wendell where he custom stacked hay. He drove his hay stacker until he was 92.
Floyd was an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as Bishopric Counselor, Sunday School President, Scout Leader, and Ward Finance Clerk. He also served a Stake Mission. Floyd’s favorite activities included hunting, fishing, reading, gardening, exploring new country, and meeting people.
Floyd is survived by his wife, Elaine, son Clair (Leslie) Fiet, Bountiful UT, and three daughters: Leslie (Gayden) Nelson, North Logan UT, Shirley (Rocky) Metts, Kimberly ID and Jenness Fiet, Wendell ID, 13 Grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Janet (Mel) Scrivner and brother, Bill Fiet. He was preceded in death by his parents, Garrett and Isabelle Fiet, two sons, Dennis and Layne Fiet, and two sisters, Marian Mathewson and Elva Murray.
A visitation will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016 , at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome, ID, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday at 9:00 a.m. at the Church before the services. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. , Friday March 4, 2016 , in the Wendell LDS 1st Ward Chapel, 605 North Idaho Street, Wendell, Idaho, with Bishop Don Egbert, officiating. Interment will follow at the Kohler Lawn Cemetery in Nampa, Idaho at approximately 2:00 p.m.