Elaine Etta (Mueller) Synhorst

Synhorst, Elaine_ovalFebruary 23, 1922 ~ December 31, 2017

Elaine E. Synhorst, 95, George, IA, died Sunday, December 31, 2017, at the George Good Samaritan Home.

Funeral Services will begin 10:30am, Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, George, IA, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at the Emery Community Cemetery, Emery, SD.

Elaine Etta (Mueller) Synhorst was born February 23, 1922 to Carl and Lizzie (Plagmann) Mueller on a farm near Plankinton, SD, during a snow storm, along with her twin brother, Wayne. Elaine entered first grade at the age of 5. She left home at the age of 16 to work in homes, cafes, etc. When her brothers went to World War II, she went back home to help her parents on the farm. Elaine entered the Christian Workers Institute in 1942 and graduated in 1945. Elaine met and married Gordon Synhorst in 1948. They Pastored in different churches in Kansas and South Dakota.

Elaine will be deeply missed by her two daughters, Ruth (Gary) Kirchoff and Lynae Arnold; one son Mervin (Martha) Synhorst; five grandchildren, Tori (Mike) Meyer, Amy (Joe) Powell, Carter (Becca) Synhorst, Aaron Arnold and Lynetta Bove; eight great-grandchildren, Krysten, Kristopher, Kohl, Kaden and Kace Meyer, Grace Synhorst,and Kairi and Kaylee Arnold ; and sister-in-law, Mary Lou (Leland) Paulson, and many nieces and nephews.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon in 1993; her parents; her three brothers, Arthur Mueller, Clarence Mueller and Wayne Mueller; five sisters, Lydia Ontjes, Gertrude Ontjes, Laura Fluth, Lila Winkel, Goldie Cain, and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

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  • Larry Mueller says:

    We will really miss Aunt Elaine. She was a mighty prayer warrior, upholding friends, family, and our missionaries around the world. A generation is coming to a close, with only Aunt Gwen left.
    Aunt Elaine is now at her heavenly reward, with Gordon and her brothers and sisters.
    God has richly blessed us.

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