Bernie Sylvester, age 78, of Stanchfield passed away June 16, 2022 at home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, June 20th at The Church of the Epiphany, 1900 111th Ave NW, Coon Rapids. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Private Interment will be in Christ the King Cathiolic Cemetery in Cambridge. Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice. Masses said for him are very welcome.
Bernard (Bernie) John Sylvester was born in Cambridge, Minnesota on November 9, 1943. He married Marcella (Marcy) Strohmayer Sylvester on January 23, 1965. They made their home in East Bethel for 37 years and moved to Stanchfield 20 years ago. Bernie made his living driving a Mack. He liked to visit people and see new places. He loved his family, was a faithful husband and proud Catholic.
Bernie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marcella (Marcy) Strohmayer Sylvester; children William Sylvester friend Joyce Fisher of Isanti, Michael and Karen Sylvester Steen of Ham Lake, Andrew (Andy) Sarah Sylvester of Isanti, Matthew (Matt) Heather Mikkonen-Sylvester of Cambridge, Jacob and Katherine (Katie) Sylvester Carlson of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Shelby (Alex) Lyzhott of Isanti, Bennett Steen of Robbinsdale, Abby Sylvester and friend Anthony Marshik of Crystal, Isaac Steen of Robbinsdale, Jacob and (Tiarra) Sylvester of Sauk Rapids, Joshua Sylvester Carlson of Grand Forks, Maria Mikkonen-Sylvester and Chad Swanson of Duluth, Tucker Mikkonen-Sylvester of Cambridge, Kody Mikkonen-Sylvester of Cambridge, Seth Carlson of Grand Rapids, Luke Carlson of Grand Rapids, Genevieve Carlson of Grand Rapids, Duane Fisher of Isanti; great-grandchildren; Owen and Wyatt Lyzhott of Isanti, Everett Sylvester of Sauk Rapids; siblings; Jerry and Marcia Swedeen of Cambridge, Sharon McCormack, Tom and Janice Sylvester, Glen and Eileen Frisch; sister-in-law, Janet Sylvester; and many nieces and nephews and friends. Bernie died June 16, 2022 at home surrounded by family at the age of 78 years. He is preceded in death by loving parents, Eddie and Jenny Sylvester and brother, Raymond Sylvester.