Sylvia Hayek, 86


April 26, 1931 — 
Feb. 23, 2018
Ft. Atkinson - Sylvia Hayek, age 86, of Ft. Atkinson, Iowa died on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at Patty Elwood Center in Cresco, Iowa.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 28, 2018 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville, Iowa, with Rev. Donald Hawes officiating. Interment was in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery.
Sylvia Marie (Frana) Hayek was born on April 26, 1931, the daughter of George and Cecelia (Kuhn) Frana, on the family farm near Lourdes, Iowa. She graduated from Riceville High School in 1949. Sylvia married Raymond Hayek on June 20, 1950 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes. Together they farmed south of Spillville. 
In 1985, Sylvia moved to Fort Atkinson. She worked at Aase Haugen Home in Decorah and volunteered at the hospital. She enjoyed playing bingo, quilting, baking, gardening, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed collecting tea pots. She was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville. 
Sylvia is survived by two sons, Allen (Mary) Hayek and Ronald (Julie) Hayek and a daughter, Arlene (Charles) Lynch, all of Ft. Atkinson; grandchildren, Philip (Amanda Fischer) Hayek, Jackson (Amy) Hayek, Jonathan (Miranda) Hayek, Jennifer (Shane) Lenahan, Alexandra (Brandon) Albertson and Dominic (Carlee Knutson) Hayek; great grandchildren, Chase, Brynllee, Brody and Brogan Hayek, Mackenzie, Madilynn and Theodore Albertson, Ray, Vaughn and Wes Hayek and Jase and Justine Lenahan; siblings, Gladys Ferrie of Harmony, Minn., David (Jacqueline) Frana of Walker, Minn. and Eileen (Patrick) Sweeney of Elma, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Marcella Blong of Mason City, Iowa. 
Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, on April 24, 1981; a son, Gary Hayek on Nov. 27, 2015; siblings, Leona (Joseph) Stortz, Lawrence Frana and Marie (Alvin) Mashek; brothers and sisters-in-law, Raphael Ferrie, Edith (Hugo) Balk, Adolph (Delores) Hayek, Levina (George) Lentz, Edward (Marcella) Hayek and Marcus Blong. 

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