Sylvia N. GrabanskiSylvia Grabanski, age 91, East Grand Forks, (formerly Crookston), died Wednesday at Essentia Health in Fosston, MN. Sylvia Norma Tinnes was born on November 3, 1921 at Oslo, MN, daughter of Julius and Clara (Olson) Tinnes. She grew up and attended school at Oslo. She was united in marriage with Joseph (Joe) Barney Grabanski on September 19, 1939 in Oslo. They made their home in Dorothy, MN on the family farm. She and Joe moved into Crookston in 1978. Her husband, Joe died on July 19, 2007. In 2010, Sylvia moved to East Grand Forks.
Sylvia is survived by her children: James Grabanski of Grand Forks, ND, Joan (Gerald) Mireault of Crookston, MN, Roy (Marge) Grabanski of Darwin, MN, Dan (Lynne) Grabanski of Faribault, MN, Rykk (Melanie) Grabanski of Watkins, CO; daughters-in-law: Joyce Grabanski of East Grand Forks, MN and Marilyn Nelson of Grand Forks, ND; fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild; a sister: Loraine Yochum of Redding, CA; two nephews; two nieces; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents: Julius and Clara Tinnes; her husband: Joe; a son: Robert; a sister: Melvina Kleven and two brothers-in-law: Leonard Kleven and John Yochum.