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Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home & Cemetery

11333 South Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL

OBITUARY

Floyd Deyo

June 8, 1939March 13, 2020

Floyd left a legacy of hard work, humor and generosity. He will be greatly missed.

Floyd Joseph Deyo was born in the small town of Belvidere, Illinois. His parents were Corydon and Beulah Deyo.

Floyd spent his formative years living at Mt. Carmel Faith Children’s Home. He often told tales of “life in the orphanage” involving his childhood antics, adventures and hardships.

An accomplished athlete, Floyd’s future trajectory was altered when spotted by a college scout. Floyd was offered a football scholarship to Northern Illinois University. He graduated from NIU with a BS in Education; he later earned his MA from the University of Illinois.

During college, Floyd met and married Heather Coyle. After graduation, the couple settled in Worth, Illinois. Floyd taught mathematics at Argo Community High School for thirty-seven years. He also enjoyed coaching football, wrestling and track & field.

Besides teaching, Floyd would keep busy working construction, plowing snow and repairing cars. A great problem solver, Floyd could fix anything. Floyd readily shared his know-how and time with those who asked. If one was looking for Floyd, chances were he’d be in the garage.

Floyd took his family on many cross-country camping trips – but his favorite vacation spot was Sunset Lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In addition to fishing, Floyd’s hobbies included golfing, vegetable gardening and feeding the squirrels. Following a trip to Maine, Floyd began baking popovers.

Floyd rarely complained, tended to look on the bright side of things and was good-natured. He was well respected and liked.

Floyd is survived by his wife Heather (nee Coyle) and five daughters, Kimberlee (Kurt) Ruckersfeldt, Kelly Deyo, Tracey (Christopher) Haack, Jennifer Deyo, and Stephanie (Michael) Fronczak. He also leaves behind eleven grandchildren, Frederick (Mary) Ruckersfeldt, Emily (Randy) Berg, Anton Ruckersfeldt, Galina Ruckersfeldt, Julianna Ruckersfeldt, Yulia Ruckersfeldt, Sarah Ruckersfeldt, Charles Ruckersfeldt, Madison Haack, Nathaniel Haack, Alexander Haack and three great-grandchildren. Floyd was the brother to the late Charmaine Steve, the late Charles (Paula) Deyo, the late Joyce Linscott, the late Joni Wilcox and Jimmy Nicholson. Floyd was the brother-in-law to the late Sharon (late Ray) Hamrin, Harry (Mary) Coyle, and the late Joseph Coyle. He was an uncle to many nieces and nephews.

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Karen Leonchik

March 24, 2020

My sincere sympathy to the family of Mr. Deyo. I was fortunate to have him for my math teacher for two years at Argo in 1970 and 1971. He was absolutely, by far, my favorite teacher . He made learning fun and I looked forward to his classes. He always had a twinkle in his eye, and sometimes pretended to look stern.. ..........but never was. I'm so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace . Sincerely, Karen Leonchik

Tom Donohue

March 24, 2020

Coach Deyo was my sophomore wrestling coach at Argo High School in 1969. He was a great coach and a great influence on me way back then. Rest In Peace Mr. Deyo.

Ruth Ann Perry

March 23, 2020

I had the privilege to teach with Floyd at Argo High School. He was an example and mentor to all of us. The world has lost a wonderful man.

Judi Ploszek

March 22, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Deyo and his family.

While I had limited interaction with Mr. Deyo during high school, he became my go-to car mechanic during my early professional years. He once drove with my dad to Lincoln Park to retrieve my Dodge Aspen, and drove it back to his garage. By the way, the brakes were not working!

Rest In Peace, Mr. Deyo. Thanks for giving so much to so many.

Shannon Shaughnessy

March 22, 2020

Mr. Deyo was my most favorite teacher at Argo. I often thought of him over the 37 years I have been out of highschool! Rest In Peace!!!!

Mike Ploszek

March 22, 2020

So sorry to hear of Coach Deyo’s passing. He was a wonderful, caring person who made a positive impact on many lives, including many members of my family. Thank you, Coach, for helping me become all I could be.

William Schoenig

March 22, 2020

Mr. Deyo was the best teacher I had. He made Math fun to learn and you remember what he taught you. With the joking around between him and Mrs Christy on who was better boys or girls. Because of him I excelled in math and was able to help so many other people the same way he helped me. Rest In Peace Mr. Deyo and prayers for the family.

Leslie Conforti Webber

March 22, 2020

When my kids asked what my favorite subject was in school, my response was always math. I truly believe it was only because I had the honor of having Mr. Deyo for all my algebra & geometry classes. He certainly loved what he did & definitely loved teaching, especially loved teaching those that wanted to learn. He was funny & kind & overall a fantastic teacher. One of a kind as you can see from reading all the stories he made an impact on a lot of lives of young learners! ACHS was lucky to have him for so many years! Rest In Peace! ♥️

Leslie Conforti
Class of 1991

Keri swanberg

March 22, 2020

God bless Mr. Deyo as he rests peacefully.. He was my math teacher in the very early 90's.. He was friendly, compassionate,& funny.. He made math fun( my hardest subject to understand).. He definitely left his mark in the world & will be deeply missed... Keri LoCoco c/o 1995

Danielle Griffin (Adame)

March 22, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to his family. I enjoyed having him as a teacher. He was one of my favorites still to this day.

FROM THE FAMILY