In memory of

Karen Sylling

July 23, 1948 - September 19, 2020
From: Lytton, IA
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Karen Sylling

Born: July 23, 1948
Died: September 19, 2020
Age: 72
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Karen Sylling, age 72 of Lytton, IA, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her family. Karen Ann Sylling was born on July 23, 1948 to parents Glen and Lucille (Preyt) Hinze in Carroll, IA.  She grew up in Ulmer, IA and attended Lake View – Auburn High School, graduating with the class of 1966.  

  She was united in marriage to Jay Sylling on June 30, 1995 in Sac City, IA.  With their marriage, they created a blended family of six children: Scott, Donna, Jalyn, Chris, Alicia and Justin.  They made their home in Lytton, IA in 2001. Karen worked in retail throughout her life before deciding to retire. 

  In her free time, Karen enjoyed riding motorcycles and fishing.  She was very involved with her grandchildren and always made sure she attended their activities and sporting events.  

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Jay Sylling of Lytton, IA; children: Scott (Christy) Fister of Lytton, IA, Donna (Ryan) Jessen of Wall Lake, IA, Jalyn Sylling of Renten, WA, Chris (Maria) Sylling of Auburn, WA, Alicia Sylling of Seattle, WA, and Justin (Colleen) Sylling of Eagle Point, OR; 22 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters: Susie (Mike) Penniman of Sac City, IA and Glenda (Denny) Begnoche of Sioux City, IA; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

  Karen is preceded in death by her parents Glen and Lucille Hinze.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities 110 North Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60607 or at

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 9:15 PM
“Keeping you and your family in my prayers. So sorry to hear of Karen's passing. May God comfort you at this difficult time. I am one of her classmates.”
- Mary Lou (Rabe) Sirovy
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:05 PM
“Jay and family, My heart goes out to you in your loss of Karen. I rode the bus with Karen when in High School. We graduated together. May the Lord bring comfort and peace during this difficult time. He is our only hope that goes beyond the grave. With my deepest sympathies.”
- Barbara (Erickson) Thompson
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:59 PM
“You all are in my prayers. Never be another woman as strong ,outspoken and hard working. Sympathy from Ross and Lynch families ”
- Debbie Lynch
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:28 PM
“Dear Jay & Family, We were so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. With Love & Deepest Sympathy, From Your Friends at JFI”
- Johnson Feed Inc.
Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:33 PM
“I'm so sorry. Karen and I were friends for many years. She will be deeply missed.”
- Dawn Quail
Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:04 PM
“Jay and family. On behalf of the Lake View-Auburn High School Class of 1966, we extend our sympathy for your loss of Karen. Mark Hanson for the Class of '66”
- Mark Hanson for Lake View Auburn High School Class of 1966
Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:04 PM
“Donna im so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great lady. I will miss picking on her when we each other.”
- Heather Remmick
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