Sylvia Adeline Settergren, age 71, of Darwin, died Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
She was born Jan. 15, 1948, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Ferdinand and Esther (Rahn) Radunz. Sylvia was baptized Feb. 15, 1948, and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church May 20, 1962.
She attended Hutchinson High School, and received her high school diploma from the American School, of Chicago, IL, March 14, 1967.
Sylvia was united in marriage to William Settergren Feb. 5, 1965, in Watertown, SD. The couple made their home in Hutchinson, before moving to their farm near Darwin.
Sylvia worked as a dietary aid and in the laundry for both Burns Manor and Hutchinson Hospital in Hutchinson. She had also been employed at Pamida in Hutchinson for several years.
Sylvia loved to spend time sewing, quilting, cooking, baking, canning, gardening, painting, and doing crafts. She also enjoyed bowling league, playing games, and cards, and spending time with her family for holidays and special events.
Sylvia was especially fond of her grandchildren, and loved the times when her great-grandchildren would come to visit.
She was an active member of Al-Anon, helped start Alateen in Hutchinson, and was also a longtime member of TOPS.
Sylvia is survived by her husband, William Settergren of Darwin; sons Kevin Settergren (special friend, Darcy) of Litchfield, Ken (Carman) Settergren of Darwin, Richard (Jean) Settergren of Hutchinson, and James Settergren of Litchfield; 10 grandchildren: Sara Settergren, Rachel Settergren, Nikkita Settergren, Anthony Settergren, Skyler Settergren, Hailey Settergren, Sasha Settergren, Jeramy Settergren, Eric Settergren, and Ashley Iverson; and six great-grandchildren: Gunnar Iverson, Averie Iverson, Noah Nussbaum, Natalie Settergren, Kadence Settergren and Mikila Rech.
She is further survived by a sister, Suzanne (Roy) Mackedanz of Litchfield; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wayne (Betty) Settergren; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elna (Dennis) McCutchen; and sister-in-law Kathy Koenig; as well as several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, Ferdinand and Esther Radunz; brother-in-law Lee Koenig; and her mother- and father-in-law, Walter and Inez Settergren.
A funeral service took place Thursday, April 11 at 1 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with the Rev. Layton Lemke officiating. Interment was at Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Hutchinson.
There was visitation Wednesday evening, April 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, continuing Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.