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Sylvia B. Kjos

Sylvia B. Kjos, New Rockford, ND was called home September 20, 2019 at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, ND.

Sylvia B. Kjos was born October 7, 1925 in New Rockford, ND to Ole and Anna (Kvien) Kjos. She attended school in New Rockford, graduating in the class of 1947.

Sylvia was a lifetime member of the First Lutheran Church in New Rockford, ND. Sylvia was baptized December 25, 1925, and later confirmed in Christ on May 24, 1942. Sylvia was a devoted follower of the Lord and found peace in his love.

After high school, Sylvia worked for Swift and Company for eighteen years. After her employment with Swift, she worked at the Rockford Theatre for a couple of years, and then at Busy Bee for seven years.

Sylvia’s interest in photography started when she received a camera for Christmas one year. She had a given talent and soon found herself photographing weddings, anniversaries, family and senior pictures. Her love for photography led to self-employment for twelve years. In 1975, Sylvia won 6th place in a National Photo Contest at Beltsville, Maryland. In 1988, she entered the North Dakota Centennial Juried Art Exhibition in Bismarck. Sylvia received Honorable Mention for her piece she titled “Frosty Morn”.

Sylvia went to work at the Senior Citizens Center in New Rockford after her self-employment. In 2013, at the age of 88 she retired from working at the Center, but you could still often find her there.

Sylvia leaves her loving memories to be cherished by; nephews, Craig (Robin) Kjos, Fargo, ND; Norris (Becky) Kjos, New Rockford, ND; nieces, Sandra Olund, Fargo, ND; Cynthia Kjos, Detroit Lakes, MN; Candice (Ron) Jarrett, Newhall, IA; and Jeanine Baker, Pleasant Grove, UT; numerous great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and a few great-great-great nieces and nephews.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents; Ole T. Kjos, Anna (Kvien) Kjos; brother, Thomas B. Kjos and sister Marlys A. Kjos; nephew, Ordell T. Kjos; nephew-in-law, Lynn W. Olund; nieces, Renae L. Kjos and Pamela (Kjos) Preminger.


Visitation will begin Monday, September 23, 2019 from 9:00AM – 7:00PM, with a Prayer Service at 7:00PM, all in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 11:00AM in First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND.

Burial will be held at the Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. So saddened to see this tonight. The last time I saw Sylvia was at my mother-in-law’s funeral this spring. She had tears in her eyes when talking about Anna Mae, such a sweet lady. I thought she was going to be around for a long time! They belonged to the same church circle, and that meant a lot to both of them. You were a New Rockford icon, Sylvia, and may you rest in peace! God’s blessings!

  2. Lived at the Flats when it was at the end of her being in charge. Always had a smile.

  3. so sad to hear about Sylvia, met her while working at cafe, she was such a spunky lady . Prayers to all her family

  4. Sylvia was such a sweetheart. She was a sweet light to us during her stay at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd.

  5. Sylvia was &still is a bright light in New Rockford. She would give you the shirt off her back& always a smile, that had a little mischievous twinkle that said what can we get into next? Always ready to catch a sunrise or sunset. She worked with my Mom Dorothy Trudeau & Aunt Gloria Jensen at Swift. She later worked with my Aunt Gloria at the Busy Bee I wonder if my baby brother lied behind the counter & played with her nylons like he did my Aunt Gloria? I hope everyone shares their memories of her. She brought a lot of sunshine into my life. Her smile and love for life will carry on in all of our hearts. I know all of my family was there to greet her with open arms.


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