Sylvia Bengtsson of rural Ogilvie, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the Cambridge Medical Center. She was 86 years old.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 at the Siloa Lutheran Church. INURNMENT in the Siloa Church Cemetery at a later date.
** Memorials Preferred to the Siloa Lutheran Church**
Sylvia Elizabeth Bengtsson of Ogilvie, Minnesota went to meet the Lord on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the Cambridge Medical Center. She was 86 years old.
Sylvia was born January 16, 1922 to parents John and Anna Wallskog near Bock, Minnesota. She grew up on the family farm along with six siblings. She went to county school also near Bock. She met and married Iver Erickson and together they had four children. They were busy raising their children, but enjoyed over twenty five years of marriage. Iver suffered from heart disease for many years and passed away in 1968.
Sylvia later met and married Carl Bengtsson and together they resided on a farm south of Ogilvie. She loved living on the farm and being a “farmer’s wife”. Sylvia and Carl retired from farming in 1996 and moved to their home on Lewis Lake.
Sylvia enjoyed gospel music, bird watching, hunting, fishing, cross-stitching, reading, playing cards, and she loved visiting with family and friends. Faith and family were very important to Sylvia. She felt blessed that she got to watch her grandchildren grow into adulthood and enjoy two great grandsons and a great granddaughter.
Sylvia is survived by her husband Carl; children: Nancy Holst of Minneapolis, Connie (George) Dunyan of Fairfax, VA; Donald Erickson of Princeton; and Karen (George) Carlson of Braham; grandchildren Matthew Erickson, Wade (Sarah) Erickson, Derek Erickson, Durand Erickson, Dana Carlson, and Cory Carlson; great grandchildren Bryce, Tristan, and Isabelle.
She is preceded in death by her parents John and Anna (Sanborg) Wallskog, son Ronald Erickson, and six brothers and sisters.
A Memorial service was held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the Siloa Lutheran Church of Braham with Rev. David Beety presiding. Music was provided by Judy Windorski and Veronica Johnson, and Dolly Brown and Pat Schonhardt. Honorary Urn Bearers were Sylvia’s six grandchildren. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Siloa Lutheran Cemetery.