Sylva Ulrickson

November 5, 1925 - October 7, 2018


Service: Sylva's memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Canton United Methodist Church.

Sylva L. Ulrickson, 92, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Canton, SD.  Her memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Canton United Methodist Church.

Sylva was born November 5, 1925 in Canton, SD to Seth and Judy (Walquist) Manning.  She attended school in Canton, graduating in 1943.

Sylva married Allen “Bud” Ulrickson on February 9, 1946 at Luverne, MN.  The couple farmed south of Canton where they raised 3 children.  Sylva worked at the Lincoln county Courthouse from 1963 until her retirement, working in the Superintendent of Schools Office and the Auditor’s Office. Bud died in 2000.  Sylva enjoyed handwork which included: hardanger, quilting, knitting and crocheting scrubbies.   She also kept busy playing pinochle, bridge, and Mahjong.  Sylva was active in the Canton United Methodist Church, loved to travel and treasured her Tuesday morning coffees with her courthouse friends.

Sylva is survived by her children- Tom and his wife, Susie, Manning, IA, Mary Ulrickson Brown and her husband, Brad, Golden Valley, MN, and Amy Simunek and her husband, Roger, Canton, SD; 6 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  Sylva was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bud, and her brother, Duane Manning.   Memorials may be directed to the Canton Community Center Building Fund.

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  1. You will be missed Syl! You and Bud were two of the people who welcomed us to Canton as you drove by our house. Just had to look for the pickup! Thanks for that! Dan and Mary Watson Rath

  2. It has been our honor and privilege to care for Sylva. Thank you for allowing us to care and love on them. We hope you are finding peace and rest during this new transition. ~AseraCare Hospice Team

  3. Dear Ulrickson families
    I am so sorry hear the passing of your mother, Sylva. Heaven has gained another angel. May God comfort and grant you peace during this difficult time and days to come. I will miss coming back to Canton to ask Sylva to make more scrubbies for me. Thank goodness, I still have a stock.

    God Bless you all
    Signe Bunkers O’Connor