Floyd Gaibler

Obituary of Floyd Douglas Gaibler

It saddens us to announce that Floyd Gaibler of Great Falls, Va passed away on January 21, 2021 after complications from heart surgery. He was born on August 9, 1950 to farmers Lester and Laura Gaibler of Farnam, Nebraska.

Floyd held a Masters and Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska. Floyd came to Washington, D.C. in 1975 as an Agricultural Economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Floyd was the Executive Director of the National Cheese Institute/American Butter Institute, Vice President of International Dairy Foods Association, Vice President of the Agricultural Retailers Association, Consultant for Lesher & Russell, Inc., Deputy (acting) Under Secretary Farm & Foreign Agricultural Services under the George W. Bush Administration. Floyd was a political appointee in the Reagan and Bush administration. Floyd’s service to the Agricultural sector spanned more than 30 years in both the Executive and Legislative branches of the U.S. Federal Government. Upon his death, Floyd was the Director of Trade Policy and Biotechnology at the U.S. Grains Council for the past 10 years working with government officials and the White House to address trade policy to the export of U.S. feed grains.

Floyd leaves behind a loving wife, Salome Howard Gaibler, a daughter, Stephanie Gaibler Sutton, a son-in-law,Nicolas Sutton, a son, Christian Gaibler, a Father, Lester Gaibler, a sister, Gwen Kotschwar, a brother-in-law, Rick Kotschwar, a niece,  Gretchin Heckenlively, her husband John and their two children Mason and Elle, a nephew, Derek Kotschwar, his wife Amanda and their 2 children Reid and Riley. 

Floyd was an active member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Great Falls, VA.
A memorial service will be held in Spring 2021. 

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