Sidney W. Joslyn

December 30, 1955 ~ July 22, 2022 (age 66)

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Public visitation for Sidney W. Joslyn of Warroad, MN will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 from 4-8 PM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Warroad, MN. 

Sidney Joslyn passed away at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND on July 22, 2022. He was 66 years old.

Sidney Wilburn Joslyn was born in International Falls, MN, on December 30, 1955. He was the son of Leslie “Bud” Joslyn and Virginia (Balaski) Joslyn. Sidney attended elementary and high school in International Falls, graduating from high school in 1974. After graduation he enlisted in the US Navy. 

After his honorary discharge from the US Navy, Sidney married Lori Stromstad. They had a son, Adam. After Sid's divorce from Lori, he met his lifelong partner of 30+ years, Mavis Bolek. Together they had two sons, Alexander and Lucas. In 1978 Sidney started working for Marvin Windows in Warroad, MN. He held several different positions at Marvin’s, including custom interior finish work. He enjoyed working there and creating countless lasting friendships. He always had a welcoming smile and enjoyed telling a tale or two of his adventures.

Sid and Mavis settled in Warroad but that didn't keep them from exploring the US on motorcycle. From sea to shining sea, they visited our Nation's historical sights and enjoyed the open roads. Trips to Sturgis were always an interesting adventure.

Sidney loved riding motorcycles, working on cars, cutting wood and riding in his side by side in Beltrami State Forest. He took great pride in his yard and enjoyed keeping it looking nice. Sid’s infamous sidekick was his coffee mug. It even gave him a black eye while snow plowing.

Sidney is survived by his life partner, Mavis Bolek; children, Adam Joslyn of Thief River Falls, MN, Alex Bolek of Pueblo, CO and Lucas Bolek of Thief River Falls; grandchildren, Kadin Joslyn, Sarik Joslyn, Sadie Joslyn and Damion Kakaygeesick; siblings Tim (Zuzette) Joslyn of Bloomington, MN,  LeAnn (Ross) Larson of New Hope, MN, Tony (Michelle) Joslyn of Owatonna, MN, and several nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie “Bud" Joslyn.


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July 29, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Helgeson Funeral Home
506 Main Ave N
Warroad, MN 56756

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