Jon Roy Sydness

Born: Sun., Mar. 1, 1964
Died: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Mon., Sep. 09, 2019
Location: Hilltop United Methodist

Memorial Service

10:00 AM Mon., Sep. 09, 2019
Location: Hilltop United Methodist

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Mon., Sep. 09, 2019
Location: Lakefield Cemetery

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Jon Roy Sydness

The Sydness family was blessed with the arrival of Jon Roy on March 1, 1964 and saddened when Jon peacefully left us on August 22, 2019. Jon was proceeded in death by his mother, Mildred Goede Sydness, as well as his grandparents, two brothers-in-law, and several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his father, LeRoy Sydness and sisters, Alice, Janet, Kari, and Becky, their families, as well as numerous extended family members.

Jon was a resident of Mankato, MN and worked at MRCI since 1986. Jon was a friendly asset to the River Hills Mall Team,  keeping the tables in the food court clean and ready for customers.  Jon enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics, LEEP social activities, Wii bowling, cheering on his favorite Minnesota sports teams and loved playing Yahtzee, Kings in the Corner, or UNO.

Jon’s smile and pleasant personality made his journey through life one of acceptance and inspiration. Interactions with Jon encouraged changes in the perception of disabled people, inspired career choices to special education or healthcare, and motivated volunteerism to help the disabled.

Jon defeated myths of limitations and demonstrated unconditional love without hesitation. Jon instinctively gave a hug to those in need. He was a joy to know and love.

Memorial services will be held at 10am Monday September 9, 2019 at Hilltop Methodist Church, Mankato.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church.  A graveside service will be held at 2pm Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Lakefield Cemetery in Lakefield.  Woodland Hills Funeral Home in Mankato is assisting with arrangements.

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Vera Petteway-Nyormoi
   Posted Thu August 29, 2019
Janet and The Sydness Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved brother Jon. May your happy memories of your time with Jon sustain you through this difficult period. Our thoughts are with you.

Vera and Okot Nyormoi

LeRona Redepenning
   Posted Tue September 03, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear about Jon. He was quite a charmer!
Chuck and LeRona

Mary Clark
   Posted Tue September 03, 2019
It was pleasure, my honor and privilege to be a part of this blessed man's life. Even though brief, those foot prints will remain for the rest of my life. His smile, blue eyes, and so much more. I pray for the family, whom I have met to find comfort in each other's arms.

Rhonda Loudermilk Friesen
   Posted Tue September 03, 2019
Jon attended HUMC with us and I have known your family from growing up in Lakefield and riding the bus with the girls. I was between Janet and Carrie. I remember well the day Jon was born and always enjoyed doing things with him at church. He was always a joy and greeted many. Blessing of his memories and his life. Our sympathy to your family as you transition through this time and the days ahead. Rhonda and Howard Friesen

   Posted Wed September 04, 2019
I am so sad to hear Jon passed away, such a beautiful person to have in this world. I went to school in Lakefield with Jon all the way through graduation and it always made my day to see him smile. Jon has an aura about him that will stay with you and forever put a smile on your face when you think about him. Condolences to the entire Sydness family.

Erin Proctor
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019

CONTINUUM WREATH ON EASEL was sent by Colorado Family.

To the Sydness Family, We will miss our Dear Nephew and Cousin Jon! His light will shine on forever and he left this world a much better place. Love you all, Aunt Ruth Goede Murphy, Erin and Doug Proctor Family, and Scott and Teri Murphy Family Your Colorado Family

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