Sylvia Zwicker

April 2, 1919 – March 17, 2019

Sylvia Zwicker, 99,

formerly of Turtle Lake,

ND died March 17, 2019

at Trinity Hospital, Minot.

Mass of Christian Burial

will be at 10:30 AM

Wednesday, March 20,

2019 at St. Catherine’s

Catholic Church, Turtle

Lake with Father Patrick

Cunningham officiating.

Visitation will be held

Tuesday from 5:00 PM

until 7:00 PM with a

Rosary/Vigil service at

7:00 PM at the church in

Turtle Lake. Interment

will be held in the Turtle

Lake Cemetery.

Sylvia was born April 2,

1919 on a farm near

Underwood, ND the

daughter of Andrew and

Emma (Ahrens) Grab-

inger. She was raised and

educated in Turtle Lake,

ND. She graduated from

Turtle Lake High School

in 1936. She married

Edgar Britton on April 10,

1937 in Underwood at the

church parsonage. They

lived in Turtle Lake where

Sylvia stayed at home and

raised their two

daughters. Edgar died in

1965 and she later mar-

ried Edward Zwicker in

1980. She was very in ac-

tive in the community,

she was a member of the

Turtle Lake Community

Memorial Hospital Auxili-ary, St. Catherine’s Altar

Society, served as room

mother at Turtle Lake

Public School. Sylvia was

also a Girl Scout Leader

for many years.

She enjoyed cooking,

sewing, embroidery, quilt-

ing, reading and could

often be found in a game

cards or playing Scrabble.

Sylvia will always be

remembered for her boun-

tiful garden and her beau-

tiful flowers. She cher-

ished the time that was

spent with her family and


Sylvia is survived by

her two daughters, Valerie

(Robert) Besserud of

Minot and Sharon (Wes)

Weible of Turtle Lake; her

two granddaughters,

Heidi (Doug) Quinn and

Tammy Anderson and her

special friend, Chad Pors-

borg and his children; her

great-grandchildren, Lo-

gan, Brady, Zachary,

Matthew Quinn, Blake,

Brooklynn and Bo Ander-

son and many nieces and


She was preceded in

death by her parents, her

husbands, two sisters,

Viola Nachreiner and Al-

ice Faris, her brothers,

Sylvester, Norbert, Alvin

and Elmer.

The family prefers

memorials to the Turtle

Lake Hospital Building

Fund, St. Catherine’s

Catholic Church or the

Gift of Life Transplant

House in Rochester, MN.

Please visit www. to

sign the online guestbook

and to share memories of

Sylvia with her family.

(Goetz Funeral Home,

Washburn-Turtle Lake)