Frank Eugene Sylvester, 94
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Formerly of Oklahoma City, OK
June 16, 1919 - Sept. 21, 2013
Funeral services celebrating the life of Frank Eugene Sylvester, age 94 of Albany (formerly Oklahoma City) will take place at 3PM Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Miller-Carlin Brenny Funeral Home in Albany. Pastor Frederick Kutter will officiate. Burial will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Oklahoma City later this week. Frank died peacefully with family at his side at the St. Cloud VA Saturday evening. There will be a gathering time from 2PM until the time of the service Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home in Albany. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.
Frank was born on June 16th 1919 to Theodore and Oral (Ash) Sylvester in Bethel, MN. He was baptized into the Christian faith on July 15, 1919 in Minneapolis and later confirmed on May 31, 1936 in Sioux Valley, MN. He married Erna Will on November 21st 1945. He later married Lorraine Klug on July 17, 1992 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Frank served his country during WWII from 1941- 1945 in the U.S. Army Air Corps. His oversea service included service in the European theater and four major battle campaigns. Frank earned the title of Master Sergeant. He also served with the Oklahoma Air National Guard. After his time of service, Frank worked as an Aircraft Mechanic. He worked for the Chickasha Flying Service, Chickasha, OK., Ross Aviation, Fort Still, OK., and the Federal Aviation Administration in Oklahoma City where he eventually retired as a Leadman in 1981.
His hobby was playing the accordion where he played with the Masopust Polka Band for several years entertaining many local nursing homes in Oklahoma and Minnesota. Frank was a past member and elder of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City, and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farming.
Frank is survived by his children Lynda (L.J.) Gleason, Slidell, LA; Theodore (Jewell) Sylvester, Mt. Home, MO.; his step-children Carol Klug, Waite Park; Sandra (Philip) Maus, St. Joseph; Nancy (Andrew) Schmidt, Staples; Tom (Liz) Klug, Haslet, TX.; his daughter-in-law Sandra Sylvester, Oklahoma City; his brother Robert (Betty) Sylvester, Granite Shoals, TX.; his 17 grand and step-grandchildren and 11 great-and step-great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents Oral and Theodore Sylvester, his first wife Erna Sylvester, his son Donald Sylvester, his second wife Lorraine Klug-Sylvester, his brother Louis Sylvester, and sister Florence Smith.
A special thank you to the staff at the St. Cloud VA and Mother of Mercy Campus of Care for their love and care they have given Frank.
Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral Home
300 Railroad Ave Albany, MN 56307
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Sept. 23, 2013