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“I am so sorry for your loss. She was a special lady and everyone at the nursing home loved her and will miss her bright smile. God bless you all...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Barb Schuster - Sibley, IA

“She was a very sharing & caring person. Always looking out for my health and best interest. We had wonderful conversations regarding this and that...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Anthony C Wells, CNA, C-Preceptor, C-GCS, DCP Adv., Chpna - IA

“Marlon & Brenda, We are very sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your families. Steve & Michelle...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Michelle & Steve Folkersma - MI

“Grace was such a neat kind lady she will be greatly missed. You guys are in my prayers during this difficult time. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Kim Van Der Sloot


Grace Silvis, age 78, of Bigelow, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Sibley Nursing and Rehab in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at American Reformed Church in Worthington, Minnesota. Rev. Irwin Van Leeuwen and Rev. Ron Lammers officiating.

Burial to follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Worthington, Minnesota.

Visitation will be Friday, October 17, from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

Grace Delores Silvis was born on September 23, 1936 in Grove Lake Township, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Leonard and Alice (Damstra) Dykstra. She lived her youth in rural Bigelow, Minnesota, on the home farm, and attended country school.
She was united in marriage to Roger Silvis of Bigelow on October 28, 1955 at the Bigelow Christian Reformed Church. They lived in Bigelow. Grace worked at Campbell's in Worthington for 18 years, before retiring, due to her health. Grace and Roger were custodians at church and Faith Christian High School. Roger passed away on June 20, 2013
She was a member of the Christian Reformed Church in Bigelow where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, and evening Bible Study for kids.
Grace liked gardening and growing flowers and loved bird watching. She enjoyed attending auctions and playing the piano and accordion by sound. She was very family orientated.
She moved to the Sibley Nursing and Rehab in December of 2013, where she passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. She enjoyed living there and appreciated the staff.
Those left to cherish her memories are one son and daughter-in-law. Marlon Roger and Jenay Silvis of Hartford, SD and their children, Justin Silvis and Alanna Silvis and her son, Branden Solberg; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Lee and Bob Paplow of Bigelow, MN and their children, Troy and Hilary Paplow and their children, Aubree and Cole, Jeff Paplow, Megan and Javier Jimenez and their children, Alexia and Gabriella, Brandon and Ashley Yeske and their children, Ayden, Keirsha and Spenser; one sister, Phyllis and Paul Vander Linden of Ashton, IA; one brother, Herb and Ardis Dykstra of Gilbert, AZ; 3 sisters-in-law, Trudy Dykstra of Sibley, IA, Ercel Dykstra of Worthington, MN, Lavon Dykstra of Bigelow, MN; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Loretta and Dick McClain of Harris, IA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Silvis; her parents; one sister, Joyce Weg; 4 brothers, David Dykstra, Robert Dykstra, Larry Dykstra and infant Wilfred Dykstra.

In Loving Memory Of
Grace D. Silvis
Born: September 23, 1936
Passed Away: October 15, 2014
Age: 78 years and 22 days

FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:30 A.M.
American Reformed Church, Worthington, Minnesota
Family Prayer Service at 10:15 A.M.

OFFICIATING
Rev. Irwin Van Leeuwen and Rev. Ron Lammers

MUSIC
Organist: Eva Schutte
Matt Russell, singing: "Come To Jesus"
Congregational Songs
Processional: "By The Sea Of Crystal"
During the service: "Amazing Grace"
Recessional: "How Great Thou Art"

CASKET BEARERS
Justin Silvis Brandon Yeske
Javier Jimenez Troy Paplow
Jeff Paplow Ayden Stugelmeyer

INTERMENT
Garden of Memories Cemetery, Worthington, Minnesota

Following interment, the family invites all
for fellowship and lunch at the church.

ARRANGEMENTS BY
Andringa Funeral Home, Larry R. Andringa, Funeral Director

Funeral Home
Andringa Funeral Home
422 9th Street Sibley, IA 51249
Tel. (712) 754-4631
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