March 19, 2016
- 10:00 AM
March 18, 2016Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo
March 18, 2016
- 8:45 AM
March 18, 2016
Sylvia J. Calkins, 89, Fargo passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo surrounded by her family.
Sylvia was born on September 27, 1926 to Theodore and Anna (Zimmerman) Allers. She grew up in Anamoose, North Dakota graduating from Whitefish, Montana High School in 1944. She went to work for the Great Northern Railroad before marrying George Calkins on December 28, 1949 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Whitefish, Montana. They farmed south of Wimbledon, North Dakota where they made their home before moving to Fargo in 1996. Sylvia resided in Fargo until her passing.
She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and Altar Society, Wimbledon, North Dakota and Saints Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo, North Dakota. She was also a member of the Friendly Femmes Homemaker Club. She enjoyed the Coffee Klatch at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church and making quilts and “grandma buns” for all of her children and grandchildren.
Sylvia is survived by her husband of 66 years, George, Fargo; children, Ken (Sheree) Calkins, Fargo, North Dakota, Lucinda (Doug) Halvorson, Fargo, North Dakota, Pam (Lonnie) Laffen, Grand Forks, North Dakota; 8 grandchildren, Marcus Calkins, Kara (William) Ortmeier, Mitch Calkins, all of Fargo, Sarah Halvorson, Jason Halvorson, all of Fargo, Jesse (Erin) Laffen, Indianpolis, Indiana, Ryan Laffen, Austin, Texas, Christopher Laffen, Orlando, Florida and 1 great-grandchild, James Ortmeier.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 6 sisters and 5 brothers.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 18, 2016 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M.
A rosary service will being at 8:30 A.M. at the church.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery South, Fargo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley and/or Villa Maria Nursing Home.