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Waldemar Sylwester, 97, of Glencoe

Waldemar “Wally” John Sylwester, 97, of Glencoe, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, May 20, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist Justin Rierson sang “I Heard the Voice of Jesus,” with words and music by Waldemar Sylwester. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
Waldemar “Wally” John Sylwester was born Nov. 30, 1917, in Gaylord, the son of Richard and Corinne (Kretzschmar) Sylwester. He was baptized as an infant on Dec. 9, 1917, by the Rev. E.H. Gade, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 26, 1931, by the Rev. A. Streufert, both at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. He received his education in Gaylord, attending Immanuel Lutheran Parochial School.
On June 17, 1967, he was united in marriage to Geraldine Buss at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Mr. Sylwester made his home in Gaylord and Hutchinson and then, in 1967, he and his wife made their home in Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with one son, Gregory. They shared over 47 years of marriage.
Mr. Sylwester was a farmer, worked at the Gaylord Mercantile in Gaylord, was the program director for KDUZ and also had an on-air radio program, was the produce manager at Red Owl and retired from the McLeod Coop Electric-REA. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. He also was the church secretary and a deacon at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Mr. Sylwester was a good man, photographer, world traveler, music composer and published poet. He won several national editorial awards and obtained a National Traffic Highway Safety Award. He was a musician, playing the piano, guitar and accordion, and was the organist for the choir. He cherished the time spent with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Sylwester of Glencoe; son, Gregory “Greg” Sylwester of Glencoe; brother, Arno (Carol) Sylwester of Fridley; brother-in-law, Lowell Buss of New Hope; sisters-in-law, Deloris Buss of Denver, Colo., and Ida (Delbert) Rustke of Glencoe; nephews; nieces; other relatives; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Corinne Sylwester; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Matie Buss.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.