Floyd Mount

Thursday, October 5, 2023 4:37 pm

Floyd E. Mount passed away unexpectedly on July 4, 2023 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after complications from a stroke
A private Celebration of Life was held by his immediate family on July 9, 2023. A burial memorial will be held at Lycurgus Cemetery at a later date.
Floyd was born in Waukon, Iowa in 1952 to Floyd Sr. and Viola (Knickerbocker) Mount. From a young age Floyd was tasked with daily chores on the Mount family farm, which instilled in him the values of hard work and humility. As a boy, his free time was spent playing baseball with the neighboring farm kids and exploring the woods and pastures of the family farm. Floyd attended elementary country school at Lycurgus and graduated from Waukon High School in 1970.
Floyd’s entrepreneurial spirit and propensity for risk-taking was evident from a young age, traits that certainly contributed to Floyd’s success with his many business ventures and his love of aviation. After graduation, Floyd worked alongside his brothers operating and eventually owning butcher shops. He married his soulmate Susan in 1977 and from that moment on, life was an adventure lived to the fullest. Floyd and Susan founded Super Cooler in 1983 and by 1986 it had evolved into Iowa Rotocast Plastics (IRP) headquartered in Decorah, Iowa. What started as a one-product business grew to become IRP/Grizzly Coolers, a top-rotational molder and fabrication plant in North America, with hundreds of products and clientele that include Fortune 500 companies. Floyd’s other businesses include partnerships in Reel Core and Advanced Engineering Technology (AET), both headquartered in Waukon, Iowa. Another notable business venture included the completion of Meadow Crest, a 211 acre/41 lot real estate development located on the outskirts of Deadwood, South Dakota. Being a former farm kid, Floyd stayed true to his roots and never lost his zeal for farming. For many years he continued to run beef cattle throughout his properties in Allamakee county.
When Floyd wasn’t inventing new products, tinkering with mechanical projects, or operating heavy machinery, he could be found at the Decorah Municipal Airport. His mainstay interest was aviation. He was an accomplished hobby pilot, earning a Private Pilot License for fixed wing aircraft with a certification in Instrument Rating, as well as earning his Private Pilot License to fly helicopters, a hard-earned accomplishment he took immense pride in. In later years Floyd and Susan spent considerable time traveling, primarily to the Black Hills in South Dakota. When not traveling, they devoted their free time to their children and many grandchildren.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Susan; his children Luke (Heather) Mount, Samuel (Kristy) Mount, Sarah (Justin) Mount-Blair, Clark (Barb) Lewey, Greg (Mari) Lewey, and Christine (Troy) Dixon; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother Doug Haas, sisters Elaine Doyle, Edith (Richard) Bloxham, and Rose Kessel; brother-in-law Greg (Dee) Whalen, sister-in-laws Jackie (Leonard) Bulman, Debi Peterson, Vickie Steward, and Colleen Whalen; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Floyd Sr. and Viola; brothers Charles Haas and Earl (Bev) Haas, sister Violet Kingsbury, brother-in-law Richard Bloxham, sister-in-law Joyce Haas; nephews Kevin Haas and Charles Haas Jr.; and mother-in-law Dorothy (Gallagher) Whalen.

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Beverly Haas
6 months ago

Very well written! This was his life, being busy and coming up with new ideas and products!! He is missed by so many!!

Jay Jermier
6 months ago

He was a Great Man!

Jeanie Berger
6 months ago

He was a great. Guy was good to many people. He will be greatly missed.

Kathy Elsbernd
6 months ago

I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Floyd has definitely lived a good life and has a wonderful family to carry on his legacy.