Sylvia (Hanson) Ford, 66, passed away July 1. Heaven has received a new Angel. Sylvia has gone to live in the house of the Lord with her beloved daughter, Melissa, and other loved ones that will be waiting for her with open and loving arms. Sylvia came into this world on July 16, 1952, the first born of Barbara (Pinter) and Merlin Hanson, she was the apple of her father's eye. Sylvia is predeceased by her daughter, Melissa Martingilio and paternal grandparents. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Joseph; her parents, Merlin and Barbara; sisters, Barbara (Larry) Keeney and Tamra Evans; stepsons, Joseph Jr. (Jenny) and Jeremy (Jennifer) Ford; grandchildren, Zachary and Trevor Traino, Allison and Joseph III Ford and many nieces and nephews. Sylvia was a hard worker and had many successes in her life. Her greatest success was that of a loving wife and grandmother. While she has physically departed, her spirit, love and beauty will be with us for an eternity.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1531 Townline Ave, Beloit, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Burial in Luther Valley Cemetery. Rosman Funeral Home is assisting the family.