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Sylvia Marie Kycek

August 24, 1925 — November 25, 2016

Funeral services for Sylvia M. Kycek, age 91, of Hayward, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at

Sylvia died Friday, November 25, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Sylvia Marie Kycek was born on August 24, 1925 in Myrtle, Minnesota, the daughter of William and Betty (Slavećk) Jilek.  She grew up in Myrtle and graduated from Albert Lea High School.  On June 3, 1945, Sylvia married Ernest Kycek. She was a member of Hayward Lutheran Church, ZCBJ Lodge #44, Greenwood Cemetery Association, and Hayward Garden Club.  She enjoyed baking, birdwatching, gardening, and collecting teddy bears.  She also loved getting together with family and friends and entertaining.

Sylvia is survived by her daughter, Judy Kycek Nishimura (partner Steve Marcuson); grandchildren, Dr. Adam Nishimura of Seattle, WA and Cassie Nishimura of Owatonna, MN; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, Betty and William Jilek; sister, Violet Jilek Kycek; husband, Ernest; and many brothers and sisters-in-law.

Memorials are preferred to ZCBJ Lodge #44, Greenwood Cemetery Board, or Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.
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