Sylvia J. (Haiskanen) Elmquist

October 4, 1942 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 78)


Sylvia Jean Elmquist, age 78, of Forest Lake, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 3, 2021.  Sylvia worked for 3M until she became a stay-at-home Mom to support her children in all their activities and pursuits.  She had a passion for reading, ceramics, bible study and talking about her family to anyone who would listen.  She was gentle, kind, generous and always eager to give a hug.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Rune Haiskanen; brother, Peter Haiskanen.  Sylvia is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Frank; children, Greg (Beth), Laurel (Dan) Wilbert; four grandchildren, Andrew (Paige), Michael, Heather, Eric; four great grandchildren; brother, Jim (Sharon) Haiskanen; brothers-in-law, Ron (Mary) Elmquist, Bob (Karen) Elmquist; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends at home and in Bonita Terra in Bonita Springs, FL.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake.


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September 14, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mattson Funeral Home
343 N. Shore Drive
Forest Lake, MN 55025

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