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Washburn High School

Class of 1956 - In Memory Of

Sylvia Zwak

Sylvia B. Bergstrom (Zwak)

Age 71, of Fridley, passed away October 21, 2009.

Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Sally. Survived by loving husband, John "Wally"; twin sister, Sally (Neal) Johnson; sisters, Mary Ann Petersen and Berne (John) Carland; brother, Joe (Helen) Zwak; son, Jeffrey Bergstrom; daughter, Kimberly Bergstrom; son-in-law, David Petermeier; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Sylvia was a remarkable person who befriended everyone she met through her gregarious personality. She loved to talk and had a story for everyone. She and Wally loved to travel and experience everything the world had to offer with their best friends, Mary and Larry Murphy. Sylvia was a 1956 graduate of Washburn High School. She worked for American Family Insurance for 22 years. Sylvia was a 41-year member of AA who gained strength from so many people in the program, as well as providing support to others. She was a 10-year breast cancer survivor. Sylvia sparkled in life and our days will not be as bright without her. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at St. William's Catholic Church, 6120 NE 5th St., Fridley 55432 (763-571-5600). Visitation in church Saturday one hour prior to Mass. Memorials preferred to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or American Cancer Society . Miller Funeral Home Fridley Chapel 763-571-1300

Published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on 10/23/2009.

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