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Sylvia Ann Jezek

Syliva Jezek, unexpectedly passed away December 1, 2021 at her home in Kaylor, SD, having attained the age of 81 years, 7 months and 23 days.

A memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 9, 2022 at St. George Catholic Church in Scotland, SD. Inurnment will take place at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church Cemetery, Vodnany. 

Sylvia Ann (Tucek) Jezek was born on April 8, 1940 to Frank and Tillie (Plihal) Tucek on the family farm near Tripp, South Dakota. She attended Maag School #81 through the 8th grade. She obtained her GED later in life, of which she was very proud. 

She was united in marriage to Lars Jezek, October 24, 1961, at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, rural Tyndall, South Dakota. Sylvia was a hardworking farm wife, milking cows, spraying beans and raising ducks, chickens, sheep and pigs. She also worked as the activities assistant, for a year or two, at Tripp Good Samaritan Center in the 1980s. Sylvia then traveled with Lars, who was working as an electrician, to numerous states in the late 1990s until 2015.

Sylvia enjoyed sewing and patching, making baby quilts and in the past few years, enjoyed playing cards with her friends at Pep's Pub. In her early years, she enjoyed the polka dances, with Lars and their friends, at Groveland Park. She was also the Queen of Tripp's "Days of ‘86" in 1961. 

She is survived and remembered by her children: Tom Jezek of Kaylor, SD, Cindy (John) Herr of Tea, SD, Connie (Brian) Tinney of New Richmond, WI and Cheri (Barry) Strombeck of Farmington, MN; grandchildren: Tanner (Ali) Herr, Brett Herr and fiancé Andrea Benson, Brittany Strombeck and fiancé Leaf Arce and Brady Strombeck and fiancé Samii Huston; sisters: Lillian (Paul) Schlechter and Eileen (Steve) Hardesty; sister-in-law, Lanie Tucek; many nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends. 

Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Lars; her parents, Frank and Tillie Tucek; her brother, James Tucek; her in-laws, Louie and Helen Jezek and Louis and Nyla Vellek and nephew, Michael Vellek.

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A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Jezek

Stephen Anderson Mar 19 2022 6:49 PM

Deepest Sympathies to the family on the passing of Sylvia.

Michelle Burggraff Mar 19 2022 5:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Jezek

Jamie Krieger Mar 19 2022 4:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Jezek

Florence Soukup Mar 19 2022 3:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Jezek

Ron and Kathy Pietz Mar 19 2022 2:39 PM

Prayers to the family. Losing a lived one is so difficult. She left a beautiful family behind.

Karla Koons Mar 19 2022 1:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Jezek

Charles & Karen Conrad Mar 17 2022 8:16 PM

So sorry for your loss. I will miss Sylvia. I enjoyed visiting with her. She was very thankful for her children.

Sheryl Frey Dec 8 2021 9:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Jezek

Charlotte Cihak Dec 7 2021 11:53 AM

Our sympathy to cousin Sylvia's family. Always enjoyed visiting with her. She always made me laugh. She called me "her namesake" which was true per my sisters! Rest easy "Cuz" in our Lord's loving arms.

Larry and Sylvia Cuka Dec 6 2021 4:06 PM

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