Sylvia Roberts, age 81, of Marshall, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. Memorial Services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at Radiant Life Church in Marshall. Interment will follow in the Marshall Cemetery. A walk-through visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at Radiant Life Church in Marshall. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, again at the church. Occupancy limits and social distancing must be observed throughout all services. Masks are now also required at all public indoor gatherings.
Sylvia June Sanow was born on January 24, 1939, near Iona, Minnesota, to parents Frank and Fanna (Aljets) Sanow. She grew up near Garvin, Minnesota, and attended country school before helping her parents on the family farm. She began working at an early age, first at Marshall Produce. It was there that she met Gary Roberts.
Sylvia and Gary were united in marriage on June 30, 1962, at the Church of Christ in Tracy, Minnesota. They made their home in Marshall as Sylvia raised her boys and worked at B&H Electronics, the Body Shop with Gary, and later spent over 20 years with Marge and Gary Becker assisting at rental properties and the metal recycling center.
Sylvia was a long-time member of Radiant Life Church in Marshall and taught Sunday school there for many years. Her other enjoyments in life included spending time with her family, sewing, gardening, flowers, decorating for holidays, and keeping track of the birds outside her window.
Sylvia Roberts passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, in Marshall, Minnesota at the age of 81 years, 6 months, and 25 days. Blessed be her memory.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Roberts of Marshall; sons, Brian Roberts (Therese Gregg) of Marshall, Bradley (Gina) Roberts of Sioux Falls, SD; 5 grandchildren, Jayda Roberts of Richmond, VA, Chelsey (Joe) Robinson of Elk River, Melissa (Korey) Kesteloot of Marshall, Jerren (Erin) Roberts of Minneota, Jessa (Ryne) Myhrberg of Marshall; 9 great-grandchildren, Chloe, Hayden, Noah, Mia, Owen, Avery, Luke, Zach, Ben; siblings, Rosettta Woodbury of Norfolk, NE, Vernon Sanow of Tracy, Donald (Janice) Sanow of Minneota; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Shawn Roberts; 7 brothers; and 4 sisters.