James Syltie, 88

James O. Syltie, 88, of Canby, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Sanford Canby Sylvan Court.

James Oliver Syltie was born May 17, 1921, in Alta Vista Township, Lincoln County, the son of John and Anna (Gilbertson) Syltie. He attended school in Canby and graduated from Canby High School in 1939. He farmed south of Porter and in November 1943, married Dora Popelier at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. They farmed until 1957, when they moved to Canby, where Jim worked at the Phillips 66 gas station and later as a plumber at the Farmer's Co-op.

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