Sylvia Jane Krampitz, 79

Jay Schneider

Sylvia Jane Krampitz, age 79, of Waseca, was born June 1, 1938 in Morristown, MN to Harold and Mabel (Fratzke) Schwichtenberg. She was the 2nd of 8 children. Sylvia attended Waterville High School and graduated in 1956. During high school her sweetheart was David Krampitz and they were married on May 18th, 1957.  Sylvia and Dave were the parents of Wendy (Gary) Warner of Grand Forks, ND, Linda Larson (significant other, Terry George) of Waseca and David Krampitz (Paulette) of Waseca. They were happily married for 55 years until David’s passing in 2012.  Sylvia was a remarkable woman in many ways and seemed to be good at everything she tried, whether a new recipe, a new quilt pattern or a new painting technique.  She loved to share her gifts with people. She was generous with her time, volunteering for many organizations.  She worked as the Waseca County Fair secretary for 20 years.  Sylvia loved to travel, gamble, fish, golf, drink a cold beer and spend time with the family. 
 Sylvia passed away peacefully at her 2nd home in The Wells Senior Community, Mesa AZ on Sunday, March 25th.  She had fought a 17th month battle against lung cancer with courage, spunk and stubbornness. She greatly appreciated the many people who helped her in any way through her long journey. Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband David, and her special friend Dennis Priebe.  She is survived by her children, her grandchildren Brandon (Staci) Larson of Waseca, Dustin Larson of Waseca, Katherine Warner of Rochester, Elizabeth Warner (significant other Riley Mesteth) of Grand Junction Colorado, Dillon Larson (significant other Alexis Barela) of Waseca, Wyatt, Regan and Walker Krampitz, all of Waseca, her great grandchildren William Larson, Sawyer Larson and Lincoln Larson, all   of Waseca.  She is also survived by her siblings Carole (Sylvester) Morsching of Elysian, Harold/Bud (Barbara) of Waseca, Gary (Karen) of Ewa Beach HI, Willis (Alice) Schwichtenberg of Freeport, IL, Keith (Joan) of Frazee, Steven of Wahiawa, HI and Arlys/AJ (Steve) Olson of Owatonna as well as many other relatives and friends. Sylvia was a very special lady and will be missed by all who knew her.  
Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.   Visitation will be held at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. and continue on Tuesday, one hour before services at the church. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Waseca with Rev. David Baumgarn officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodville Cemetery.


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