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January 6, 1987 – Thursday, April 17, 2014

Service Information
Memorial picnic at Sturgis Park-Buffalo, MN
June 2014

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo
Friday, April 25th, 2014
4-8 P.M.

Sydney Ann-Marie Hlavka, age 27, of Buffalo earned her wings on Thursday April 17, 2014. She was in hospice at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo MN. Sydney was born on January 6, 1987 in St. Louis Park, the daughter of Thomas & Sheila (Hundt) Hlavka.
Sydney graduated from Buffalo High School in 2004. She was involved in volleyball, basketball, lacrosse and played the saxophone in the high school band. During high school she was employed at Bucks Pizza for many years. Sydney graduated from Rasmussen College in 2007 with an Associate in Applied Science/Medical Coding degree. After graduation Sydney worked as a Veterans Affair Agent for IQOR in Golden Valley.
Sydney enjoyed snowboarding, wakeboarding and summer was her favorite season. Sydney loved summer so much she wore her “Reef” flip flops and signature zebra sunglasses all year round, even in the winter.
She was a very loving and giving person who will be remembered by all who met her. She was a very unique and determined individual who worked hard to reach her goals. Sydney’s sky blue eyes, sunshine smile, vibrant personality and contagious laugh will never be forgotten.
Survived by parents: Tom and Sheila Hlavka of Buffalo. Her brothers: Aaron of Howard Lake, Anthony (Heather Radman) of Buffalo, and Jared Hlavka of Monticello. Her paternal grandmother: Elaine Hlavka of New Hope and maternal grandmother: Gerry Hundt of Buffalo. Uncles and Aunts: John (Bonnie) Hlavka of Rosemount, Ann Marie (Frank) Schneider of Champlin, Mark (Ruth) Hlavka of St. Michael, Amy (Jim Chabot) Sworan of Phoenix, AZ., Mary Kay (Dan) Billadeau of Rochester, David Hlavka of Portland, OR., Karen (Warren) Ogden of Raeford, NC., Julie (Mark Nowak) Ollikain of Buffalo and Susan Hundt of St. Louis Park. Numerous cousins, relatives and friends especially best friends: Lia, Kyle, Sam, Josh, Aubbie and BJ. Her kitties: Spooky and Lola.
Proceeded in death by paternal grandfather: Joseph B. Hlavka and her maternal grandfather: George Hundt. Uncles: Jerome and Kevin Hlavka.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 4-8 PM at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A memorial picnic will be held at Sturgis Park in June.

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jeannie and Dave Dixon

    Sheila, Tom and family;
    We share your grief in the loss of your sweet daughter. You have been through so much during this ordeal, and know that your love and support helped her cope and keep going. We kept you in our thoughts and prayers, and never gave up hope for her recovery. God’s Blessings to you.

  2. Brenda Black

    My step-daughter, Kara Wefel, knew Sydney from high school. Prayers sent out to her friends and family!

  3. Mary (Henson) Jordan

    Sheila and Family; I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

  4. Todd Maass

    Tom and Sheila,
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

    Todd and Kelly Maass

  5. Christi Nelson

    Sheila, Tom and Family; I am so very sorry for your loss. Sydney will continue to live on in our hearts and our memories. Much Love to you all!

  6. Patty (McLain) Marconcini

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. So sorry for your loss !

  7. Mark Eckerman

    Sheila, Tom, and family; I want you to know that I have lots of great memories of Sydney and I thank you for that. I remember all us kids being down at the lake in the summer, how fun that was. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  8. Sheri & Paul Kupka

    Sheila, Tom and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to the Hlavka family. Please know you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort knowing Sydney is at peace with the lord.
    Love Always Sheri & Paul

  9. Julie Weldele

    My deepest condolences upon the loss of your beautiful daughter. Godspeed that your hearts are healed and comforted by her sweet memory.

  10. Julie Fasching

    Sheila and Tom…words can not say how sad I was to hear this news!! My heart breaks for you! What a beauty heaven has now, and you have forever, looking down upon you with that gorgeous smile! I pray that your heart heals quickly and you have nothing but wonderful memories to remember and share. LOVE AND HUGS!! Julie and Tom Fasching


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