Sylvia Inga Johnson, 89, of Hibbing and formerly of Bejou, Minn., died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in the Guardian Angels Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hibbing.

She was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Bear Park Township, Minn., the daughter of Hans and Karen (Olson) Hanson-Horn. She was united in marriage to Clarence A. Sirjord on April 13, 1943, in Norman County, Minn. Following the death of Clarence, she was united in marriage to Joseph A. Johnson in 1974 in the Fallberg Lutheran Church in Winger, Minn. Sylvia worked as a homemaker and also as a cook, and did house cleaning. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and quilting.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph; three sons: Sherman “Slim” (Connie) Sirjord, Harlee (Kathy) Sirjord and Marv (Bonnie) Sirjord, all of Hibbing; seven grandchildren: Michael (Dawn) Sirjord, Bradley (fiancée, Becky Smith) Sirjord, Joshua (Amy) Sirjord, Amy Sirjord, Jeffrey (Daneil) Sirjord, Jesse Sirjord and Cindy (Brian) Lervik; six great-grandchildren: Keke, Jory, Breonna, Aryssa, Cayson and Riley; one great-great-grandson, Jordyn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Clarence; six brothers; four sisters; and a son, James.

Funeral: A private family service will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Anderson-Daniels Funeral Home Chapel in Hibbing. The Rev. James Deters will officiate.

Burial: Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.

Family services are provided by Anderson-Daniels, a Bauman family funeral home, in Hibbing. To express condolences online, please see

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