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Obituary for Sylva Dwyer Anderson

Sylva Dwyer Anderson, 81, of Iowa City, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Bickford Cottage. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM, Friday, October 13, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Iowa City in the Day Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will be at 11 AM, Saturday, October 14, 2017 in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Eldora, IA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Care Initiative Hospice, St. Patrick Catholic Church of Iowa City or St. Mary Catholic Church of Eldora.

Sylva was born on December 1, 1935 in Eldora, IA the daughter of James and Gladys (Madole) Steckler. She attended The University of Iowa where she met her future husband Thomas R. Dwyer. They were united in marriage on December 28, 1956 and raised five children. He preceded her in death in 1975. She was a lab technician for Cross Labs and Mercy Hospital for many years. She was united in marriage to Edwin Anderson on September 10, 1988. He preceded her in death in 2003.

Sylva sang for many years in the Iowa City St. Mary’s choir and Choralaires, and with The Resurrection Church in Rochester, MN. She adored movies, classical music and musicals, taking photos and sharing them, traveling and hiking around Pine Lake. In later years, she remained active by walking and gardening. She was a huge fan of the Hawkeyes and delighted in cheering them on. Her greatest happiness came from spending time with her family, in being a mom and grandma.

Sylva is survived by four children, Michael (Denise) Dwyer of San Diego, CA, Kim Choate of Kyles Ford, TN, Jeff (Chris) Dwyer of Iowa City and Jane Hunter of Plainfield, IN; seven grandchildren, Jack Dwyer, Tyler Choate, Carrie Wilson, Kaci Maire, Sophie Dwyer, Emily Hunter and Jessica Hunter; four great-grandchildren, Tate Wilson, Maddelin Maire, Elliot Maire, and Theodore Choate; and her special furry friend, Buddy. She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel C. Dwyer, on October 30, 2012.

The family would like to thank her extended Bickford Family for their care.


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Visitation

Friday

13

Oct

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City

4330 St. Patrick Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240

Day Chapel

Visitation

Friday

13

Oct

11:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City

4330 St. Patrick Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240

Day Chapel

Graveside

Saturday

14

Oct

11:00 AM
St. Marys Catholic Cemetery- Eldora

11th Street
Eldora, Iowa 50627

Day Chapel

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery

11th Avenue
Eldora, Iowa 50627


Memorial Contribution

St. Mary's Catholic Church- Eldora, IA

614 Washington Street
Eldora, Iowa 50627

Care Initiative Hospice

3720 Queen Ct SW
#9
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City

4330 St. Patrick Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240
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