Richard H. Syverson

SLEEPY EYE – Richard H. Syverson, 70, of Sleepy Eye, died on Jan. 2, 2013, at the Methodist Hospital, Rochester.

Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 1:30 p.m. at Albion Lutheran Church, rural St. James.

Friends may call on the family for one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday. Military rites by the Sleepy Eye Honor Guard.

Email condolences may be left at

Memorials preferred to Albion Lutheran Church.

Arrangements with Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye.

Richard Howard Syverson was born on Feb. 25, 1942 in St. James, the son of Clarence and Selma (Hanson) Syverson. He grew up and attended country school near Godahl and graduated from Sleepy Eye High School. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years stationed in San Diego, Calif., and Norfolk, Va. Upon returning from military service he worked for 3M in New Ulm until his retirement. Richard enjoyed tennis, fishing and hunting and especially golfing. He spent much time with family, his brothers and sister and nieces and nephews.

He is survived by sister, Janet (Harlan) Templin of Tucson, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, Donna Syverson of Sleepy Eye and Carolyn Syverson of Bloomington; nieces and nephews, Clay, Ford, Tracy, Robin, Debi, Stacey, Darcy, Pamela, Tamera, Jay; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Charles and James.

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