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Edward George Sykora

September 4, 1931 — April 14, 2024

Tabor

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Edward Sykora, age 92 of rural Tabor, died Sunday, April 15, 2024, doing what he enjoyed most, working at his farm.

Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. wake led by Fr. Joseph Forcelle, Thursday, April 18 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor. 

Memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 19 at St. Wenceslaus, with celebrant, Fr. Darin Schmidt. Pallbearers are Dan Nachtigall, Cory Sykora, Jeff Sykora, and Joey Sykora. Honorary pallbearers are all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Inurnment will be in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery.

Ed Sykora was born on September 4, 1931 to George and Helen (Rada) Sykora on a farm near Vodnany, SD. Ed went through 8th grade in country school, later receiving his GED. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954, stationed in Germany.

He was united in marriage to Janet Hakl on January 17, 1955. To this union 3 children were born:   Roger, David, and Debbie. Following his time in the service, Ed returned to the farm and farmed all his life. In his free time, Ed enjoyed collecting and restoring antique tractors. He belonged to the Tri State Old Iron tractor club. He also enjoyed attending his grandkids’ and great-grandkids’ activities and sports. Without fail, Ed planted a large garden every year.

Ed is survived by his wife of 69 years, Janet; sisters, Marion Becvar, Agnes (Allen) Karolevitz, and Helen (Duane) Chladek; son, Roger (Sandy) Sykora, children, Carrie (Matt) Smith, children, Landon and Carter; Jeff (Megan) Sykora, children, Jax, Levi, and Drew; Jody (Steve) Settje, children, Asher, Luke and Rylie; son, David (Linda) Sykora, children, Cory Sykora (Haydee Torres), Joey (Camille) Sykora, children, Cambrie, Raegan, and Madelyn; Chad Sykora, Zach Sykora, and Camille Sykora; daughter, Debbie (Steve) Goossen, children, Dan (Amy) Nachtigall, son, Ian, Ben (Trista) Nachtigall, Katie (Tanner) Rupp, daughter, Sawyer; and Rachel Goossen.

He was proceeded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, John Becvar.


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Visitation

Thursday, April 18, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St Wenceslaus Catholic Church

205 N Lidice St, Tabor, SD 57063

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Wake

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

St Wenceslaus Catholic Church

205 N Lidice St, Tabor, SD 57063

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Memorial Mass

Friday, April 19, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St Wenceslaus Catholic Church

205 N Lidice St, Tabor, SD 57063

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Inurnment

Friday, April 19, 2024

St Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery

205 N Lidice St, Tabor, SD 57063

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