Kevin Mark Sys, 50, Sawyer, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, from injuries sustained in a truck-train accident in Sawyer.
Kevin was born March 14, 1962, in Minot, to Ronald and Claire (Tanner) Sys. He was reared on a farm south of Sawyer in Willis Township of Ward County. Kevin attended school at Sawyer, was confirmed at Saron Lutheran Church, graduated from Sawyer High School in 1980 and received specialized training in farm and ranch management at Bismarck Junior College.
Kevin married Sandra Faul on April 9, 1988, at the Sawyer Mennonite Brethren Church. They made their home in Minot until July 1992 when they moved to Sawyer. Kevin had farmed for many years until 2007 when he accepted a full-time truck driving position with Earthmovers/Strata. In addition, he had driven a school and activity bus for the Sawyer Public School for 10 years.
Kevin was a member of the Sawyer Fire Department and a former member of the Sawyer Lions Club. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Kevin's loving family includes: his wife of almost 24 years, Sandy; children, Kyle Sys, of Bismarck, and Amanda Sys, a student at North Dakota State University, in Fargo; parents, Ron and Claire Sys, of Minot; brothers, Gary (Nan) Sys, of Douglas, and Scott (Tracey) Sys, of Sawyer; sister, Lorie (Chad) Morris, of Forks, Wash.; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Faul, of Minot; sister-in-law, Susan (Scott) Raybourn, of Santa Ana, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Christopher (Rusti), Derek (Jen), Ryan, Lindsey, Mason, Megan, Matthew, Taylor, Collin, Christian (Megan), Amy, Deanne and Thomas.
Kevin was preceded in death by: his father-in-law, Reuben Faul; and grandparents, Joe and Myrtle Sys and Dale and Emma Tanner.
Funeral Service: Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m., in the Sawyer School Auditorium.
Interment will be in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Today, Friday, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the Eagles Wings Community Fellowship Church Flood Recovery Fund or to the donor's choice.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).