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Sylvia Ginder

d. September 17, 2016

Sylvia Ann Ginder, 81, of Austin, Minnesota died September 17, 2016 after a brief illness with Myelodysplastic Syndrome related Leukemia. Sylvia was born July 2, 1935 in Claremont Minnesota to Dora and Joseph Renchin and was raised in Hayfield, Minnesota. She attended Winona State University and worked as a teacher in Leroy, MN before starting her family. Sylvia later worked as a Paraprofessional in the Austin school system for 24 years. On August 11, 1956 she was united in marriage to Vernon Ginder and lived in Meyer, IA before moving to Lyle, MN where they raised their family. Sylvia was an active member of Queen of Peace Church in Lyle for many years, and was a founding member of the Lyle Lioness Club and a Lyle Library volunteer. She enjoyed birds, flowers, gardening, fishing, crafts, sewing along with family travel and bus trips across the country and to the casino. Survivors include husband Vernon, children Jeanne (Mark) Urban, Karen (Greg) Thorsheim, Don (Patricia Plucker), Deb Mattick (Wendell Schilling), Becky (Jeff) Watkins, 13 grandchildren and 9 great children. She is also survived by sisters Theresa Kasper, Frances Blakestad, Margaret Koziolek, Alice Arnold, Rosemary (Jerome) Besch, brother & sister in laws Roger Ginder, Clarence (Ruth) Ginder, Paul Ginder, Marie (Bob) Donner and Sister Edna Ginder along with many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Austin, MN with Father James Steffes officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Grandview cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Ronald McDonald House, Rochester, MN or the donor’s preferred children’s charity given Sylvia’s love of teaching children. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Service Information


Cemetery

Grandview Cemetery
US 218
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Tuesday, September 20 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Wednesday, September 21 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Saint Edwards Catholic Church
2000 Oakland Ave West
Austin MN 55912


Service

Wednesday, September 21 2016
11:00 AM

St. Edward's Catholic Church
2000 West Oakland Avenue
Austin MN 55912

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