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Published March 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

MaryLou Syverson,

MaryLou Syverson, 74, passed away in her home under the care of her family and Hospice of the Red River Valley, March 9, 2013.

Mary Lou Hilde was born on September 14, 1938 to Amanda (Braseth) and Honard Hilde in Ulen, MN. Mary Lou was the only daughter with 5 older brothers. She attended Keene Township Country School until 1945, graduated from Ulen High School in 1956.

MaryLou Syverson,

MaryLou Syverson, 74, passed away in her home under the care of her family and Hospice of the Red River Valley, March 9, 2013.

Mary Lou Hilde was born on September 14, 1938 to Amanda (Braseth) and Honard Hilde in Ulen, MN. Mary Lou was the only daughter with 5 older brothers. She attended Keene Township Country School until 1945, graduated from Ulen High School in 1956.

In 1958 Mary Lou married Marlyn Syverson, son of Selmer and Cora (Morken) Syverson of Ulen. They lived on a farm near Felton, where their first 3 children, Becky, Barth and Kelly were born. They were members of the North Buffalo Lutheran Church. In 1966 they purchased a farm near Flom, Minnesota and began milking cows. Heidi and Carter were born there. They retired from milking cows in 1986, continuing farming in semi-retirement. She was a long time member of the Asplund Lutheran Church, Flom, Minnesota. In 1988 Mary Lou became the secretary of the Wild Rice Lutheran Parish, where she worked until her diagnoses with pancreatic cancer in January 2012.

Mary Lou enjoyed homemaking, gardening and traveling. She and Marlyn went to Europe twice and to see children, grandchildren and relatives throughout the country. Much of her spare time was spent going to all sporting events and dance recitals of her children and grand children and being an avid fan of the MN Vikings and MN Twins. Mary Lou’s passion was politics, which she followed religiously! Her homemade bread was well known and loved. During her last weeks she gave her family bread-baking lessons, so the tradition will continue.

Mary Lou had a great sense of humor and a heart that welcomed all people. Mourning her loss are her husband Marlyn; daughter, Becky Christensen of Twin Valley and children: Jon, Tony, Chelsey, Tyson, and Emilee; son, Barth of Flom; son, Kelly (Val-Jean) of Flom and children: Josh, Hannah, Nicholas, Nathanael, Adam; daughter, Heidi Yuhanna (Ivan) of Red Oak TX and children: Amanda, Andrew and Benjamin; son, Carter and children: Chase, Cora, Rylee, Reid, Connor; four great-grandchildren: Alayna, Abby, Bernice, and Jack Christensen; three of her brothers: Harry, Gisle, and James; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Lowell and Wallace (Philip) Hilde, and her grand daughter, Tabitha Christensen.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Aspelund Lutheran Church, rural Twin Valley. Visitation will be held at Aspelund Lutheran Church on Monday, March 12, 2013 beginning at 5:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:00, and will continue until the time of the funeral on Tuesday. Inurnment will take place at Atlanta Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Anderson Funeral Home of Twin Valley, MN.

Online guestbook: www.andersonmattson.com

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