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“so sorry for your loss .. in memory of your brother leonard silvis . my stepfather who raised me. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Patricia Goins - springfield, MO

“My thoughts are with you all today. Roger was an original and he will be sorely missed. ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Kari Mueller - Appleton, WI


Roger Silvis, age 80, of Bigelow, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at his home in Bigelow.

Funeral Services will be Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at the American Reformed Church in Worthington, Minnesota. Rev. Irwin Van Leeuwen and Rev. Ron Lammers officiating.

Burial to follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in rural Worthington.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 23 from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. with the family present from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley, Iowa.

Roger John Silvis was born on March 23, 1933 in Bigelow, Minnesota. He was the son of Edward and Gertrude (Vanden Bosch) Silvis. He attended a grade school in Bigelow and graduated from Worthington High School. Roger was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, attained the rank of Private First Class and was honorably discharged.
He was united in marriage to Grace Delores Dykstra of Bigelow on October 28, 1955 at the Bigelow Christian Reformed Church. They lived in Bigelow where Roger operated Silvis Implement. He also erected grain bins, made feed bunks, was a handyman in the community and a rural mail carrier until he retired on his 60th birthday on March 23, 1993.
Roger was an active member of the Christian Reformed Church in Bigelow where he was the custodian. He was also the custodian for Faith Christian High School in Bigelow.
Roger enjoyed helping people in the community with carpentry work and helping his children remodel their homes. He enjoyed being with his family and grandkids.
He passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at his home in Bigelow.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 57 years, Grace Silvis of Bigelow, MN; 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; 3 sisters, Nellie Johnson of Worthington, MN, Loretta and Dick Mc Clain of Harris, IA, Dorothy Folkersma of Kingsley, MI.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leonard Silvis; brother-in-law, David Johnson; and many other relatives.

In Loving Memory Of
Roger John Silvis
Born: March 23, 1933
Passed Away: June 20, 2013
Age: 80 years, 2 months and 28 days

FUNERAL SERVICE
Monday, June 24, 2013 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
Kathy Fransen, playing the harp: "Amazing Grace"
Matt Russell, singing: "Come To Jesus"
Congregational Songs
Processional: "By The Sea Of Crystal"
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

MILITARY HONORS
Calvin Knuth Post #5

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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