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Abe Synhorst

May 26, 1926 — July 21, 2018

Funeral services for Abe Synhorst, 92, of Knoxville will be held Monday, July 30th at 10:30 a.m. at the Knoxville First United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the church, where Abe was a lifelong member. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Knoxville FFA. Pierschbacher Funeral Home is assisting with services. Abraham John Synhorst was born in Pella, Iowa, on May 26, 1926 to John and Trudy (Roorda) Synhorst. He grew up in rural Pella where he began farming with his father. After graduating from Pella High, Class of 1943, Abe served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater at the end of World War II. After coming home, he was united in marriage to Sally Mott in 1948. This union was blessed with three children: Fran, Don, and Tom. Abe moved his family to rural Knoxville in 1952 where he continued his lifelong career of cattle feeding and row crop farming. Abe was a product of The Great Depression. He was hard-working and conservative and this governed how he farmed and lived his life. He was an early adopter of conservation farming. He cared for his land and livestock, made careful decisions, and had a natural ability for management and a knack for timing. Abe had a great love for his family and was proud of the legacy that he built for them. Abe spent years farming with his son, Don, and was pleased when his grandson, Tanner, joined the operation. Abe, 92, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018. He is survived by Sally, his wife of 70 years; his children: Fran Christian (Roger), Don Synhorst (Cinda), and Tom Synhorst (Ben); 6 grandchildren: Codi Prachar (Mark), Tanner Synhorst (Courtney), AJ Christian (Amber), Ben Christian (Laura), Dena Boyd (Luke), and Tom Christian; 8 great-grandchildren: Bale and Vada Prachar, Dirk Synhorst, Emily and Claire Christian, Anthony and Brooks Christian, and Maria Boyd; sister, Cory SerVaas; and many relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Trudy, and siblings Dorothy TerLouw and Rear Admiral Gerald "Joe" Synhorst. Visitation

JUL 29. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)

Knoxville First United Methodist Church

313 E. Montgomery St

Knoxville, IA 50138

Service

JUL 30. 10:30 AM (CST)

Knoxville First United Methodist Church

313 E. Montgomery St

Knoxville, IA 50138

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