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Sybil S Usan

Birth: Aug. 28, 1907, USA

Death: Feb. 21, 2003

Brooklyn Center

Hennepin County

Minnesota, USA

 

Sybil Usan was the nation's oldest living Girl Scout. Sybil was a longtime feminist who spent more than 80 years in the Girl Scouts. She joined the Girl Scouts at age 10 in 1917 while living in Binghamton, N.Y.

She cared very deeply about young women being assertive members in society. In 1922, Sybil met Juliette Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts and lobbied for more exploring for girls. She wanted to do what the Boy Scouts were doing, hiking and camping. She played a big part in getting that done and the Girl Scouts became more active, especially after World War II.

Sybil often attened scouting meetings with her great-granddaughter, sharing her early memories. She was active and enthusiastic right up to her death. She had a life membership in the Girl Scouts.

One of her scouting uniforms is on display at the St. Louis County Historical Society in Duluth, Mn. In 2002 she was honored by the Girl Scout Council of Greater Minneapolis for her lifelong contributions to scouting.

In 1927, she married Isadore Usan, and moved to Duluth, Mn where they co-owned a auto body shop. She worked as the head bookkeeper for the business for more than 50 years. After her husband's death in 1963, Sybil continued to work at the body shop until she was 80. Sybil died of natural causes.

Bio By, Steve Edquist

Family links:

Spouse:

Isadore Usan (1900 - 1963)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:

Adas Israel Cemetery

Arnold

St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA

 

 

GIRL SCOUT DIES AT 95

Duluth News Tribune (MN) (Published as Duluth News-Tribune (MN)) - February 23, 2003Browse Issues

Author: News Tribune

 

One of the nation's OLDEST LIVING GIRL SCOUTS -- a former Duluth resident -- died in her home Friday at age 95.

Sybil Sass Usan joined the then-fledgling organization in about 1917, at the age of 10. As a child she met the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low.

Usan and her husband Isadore Usan co-owned Peerless Auto Body in Duluth with other relatives, and lived in the area for many years.

Last summer, she was honored by the Girl Scout Council of Greater Minneapolis during the Bravo Event, her granddaughter Amy Krupp said. Krupp serves as the Minnesota representative and chairwoman of the National Jewish Girl Scout Committee.

``She was an amazing woman,'' Krupp said. At age 92, she tried snorkeling for the first time, her family said.

Usan inspired four generations of Girl Scouts.

Her late daughter, Helene Luba Krupp, was very involved in the Northern Pine Council of Girl Scouts in Duluth. And her great-granddaughter, Ilana Niemi, is a cadette with the Girl Scout Council of Greater Minneapolis.

Usan was honored for her years of service by the Minneapolis council. She shared the honor with her great-granddaughter, who was honored for work to create packages with personal care items for local shelters. Usan's story and scouting history was shared with scouts through the Minneapolis Council's quarterly newsletter, the Bridge.

A graveside service for Usan will be held Monday at the Adas Israel Cemetery in Duluth following a 10:30 a.m. service in Minneapolis. Following the graveside service, friends and family will gather at Temple Israel in Duluth.

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SYBIL SASS USAN

Duluth News Tribune (MN) (Published as Duluth News-Tribune (MN)) - February 23, 2003

Readability: 4-5 grade level (Lexile: 800)

Sybil Sass Usan, 95, formerly of Duluth, died peacefully at home, Friday, Feb. 21.

Born in Binghamton, N.Y., in 1907, she was the fifth child born of eight. Sybil married Isadore Usan, and moved to Duluth, where they coowned Peerless Auto Body with other relatives; and where she worked as head bookkeeper for many years. Sybil had a deep love for travel, animals, and family. She had friends of all ages. Sybil was the oldest living Girl Scout in the nation. She met Juliette Lowe, the founder of girl scouting. Her commitment to scouting has spanned four generations of her family. She had a great sense of adventure, and even snorkeled for the first time at age 92. Her travels took her all over the world. She was a member of Adas Israel Congregation in Duluth.

She is preceded in death by husband Isadore Usan; and daughter Helene Luba Krupp.

She is survived by grandaughters Amy Krupp Niemi (Lyle) of Brooklyn Center, and Deborah Krupp (Michael Samuelson); great-grandchildren Ilana and Grant Niemi; and son-in-law Ralph Krupp, formerly of Duluth.

We will all miss her great sense of humor and the way she embraced simple pleasures with childlike delight.

SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Monday, in Hodroff & Sons Funeral Chapel, 126 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. Following the service, interment will be at Adas Israel Cemetery, Duluth. The family invites friends back to Temple Israel in Duluth following the burial. Memorials are preferred to National Jewish Girl Scout Committee, 33 Central Dr., Bronxville, N.Y. 10708-4603. Arrangements by Hodroff & Sons Funeral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Usan names:

 

Anna Levine Usan

Birth: 1875, Russian Federation

Death: Oct. 1, 1955

Duluth

St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA

 

Family links:

Spouse:

Morris Usan (1872 - 1956)

Children:

Jacob J Usan (1898 - 1966)*

Isadore Usan (1900 - 1963)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:

Adas Israel Cemetery

Arnold

St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA

Plot: Sec B Row 2

 

 

Isadore Usan

Birth: Apr. 15, 1900, Russian Federation

Death: Jan. 2, 1963

Duluth

St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA

 

Family links:

Parents:

Morris Usan (1872 - 1956)

Anna Levine Usan (1875 - 1955)

Spouse:

Sybil S Usan (1907 - 2003)

Burial:

Adas Israel Cemetery

Arnold

St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA

Plot: Sec B Row 4

 

 

Jacob J Usan

Birth: Oct. 15, 1898, Russian Federation

Death: Jan. 2, 1966

St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA

 

Family links:

Parents:

Morris Usan (1872 - 1956)

Anna Levine Usan (1875 - 1955)

Spouse:

Ruth M Myzel Usan (1908 - 1986)

Children:

Sheldon Merle Usan (1943 - 1993)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:

Adas Israel Cemetery

Arnold

St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA

Plot: Sec A Row 1

 

Morris Usan

Birth: Oct. 12, 1872, Russian Federation

Death: Feb. 15, 1956

Duluth

St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA

 

Family links:

Spouse:

Anna Levine Usan (1875 - 1955)*

Children:

Jacob J Usan (1898 - 1966)*

Isadore Usan (1900 - 1963)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:

Adas Israel Cemetery

Arnold

St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA

Plot: Sec B Row 2

 

 

Ruth M Myzel Usan

Birth: May 18, 1908

Death: Jan. 23, 1986

St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA

 

Family links:

Spouse:

Jacob J Usan (1898 - 1966)*

Children:

Sheldon Merle Usan (1943 - 1993)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:

Adas Israel Cemetery

Arnold

St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA

Plot: Sec A Row 1

 

 

Sheldon Merle Usan

Birth: Sep. 4, 1943

Minnesota, USA

Death: Jul. 3, 1993

Hennepin County

Minnesota, USA

 

Family links:

Parents:

Jacob J Usan (1898 - 1966)

Ruth M Myzel Usan (1908 - 1986)

 

Burial:

Adas Israel Cemetery

Arnold

St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA

Plot: Sec A Row 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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