December 13, 1936 ~ September 24, 2021

Born in: Warda, Texas
Resided in: Spring, Texas

Esther Synatschk passed away peacefully on September 24, 2021 at the age of 84 at Grace Memory Care in Spring, Texas. She was born Esther Elizabeth Biehle on December 13, 1936 to Carl and Martha Fick Biehle. She married the love of her life, Friedrich Edward Synatschk, on February 14, 1954.

Esther was a lifetime member of the Lutheran Church and a longtime member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Bryan, Texas. She enjoyed gardening and in addition to her backyard garden, usually had vegetables mixed in with the flowers along her sidewalk in the front yard.  She also enjoyed fishing and for many years she and Freddie spent the month of October at San Luis Pass on the coast. She enjoyed travelling and visited states from Alaska to Maine. She will be remembered for bringing the family together for Christmas at Granny’s where no one was a stranger.

Esther is preceded in death by her father Carl Biehle, mother Martha Biehle, brother Ervin Biehle, sister Alma Killian and son-in-law John Nance.

Esther is survived by Freddie, her husband of 67 years, daughters Deborah Nance, Sue Walling and husband John and Patricia Silva and husband Tom. She has nine grandchildren: Jon Nance and wife Heather, David Walling and wife Mary, Jennifer Steen and husband Tim, Ashley Smith and husband Andrew, Sarah Parikh, Stepanie Bostick and husband Nathan, Katherine, Nickolas and Abigaile Silva. Her great grandchildren include Kayden, Connor and Autumn Nance, Scarlet and Greyson Walling, Jewell and Kyle Steen, Everette, McKinley and Madison Smith, Nalini and Oliver Parikh and Nathan Jr. and John Henry Bostick. Esther’s sisters are Doris Reagan and Margaret Wachsmann. She has numerous nieces, nephew, cousins and extended family.

Special thanks to the staff of Grace Memory Care for their loving care of Esther in the final months of her life.


Visitation: October 2, 2021 9:00 am - October 2, 2021 10:30 am

Bethel Lutheran Church
4221 Boonville Road
Bryan, Tx 77802


Funeral Service: October 2, 2021 10:30 am - October 2, 2021 11:30 am

Bethel Lutheran Church
4221 Boonville Road
Bryan, Tx 77802


Interment: October 2, 2021 1:30 pm - October 2, 2021 2:00 pm

Bryan City Cemetery
1111 N Texas Ave
Bryan, TX 77803


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  1. Esther will always have a special place in my heart. We worked together for many years in banking and she was always a team player getting the job done. Her baking skills were phenominal and her co-workers always enjoined what she called scraps, which to us looked like a very elaborate truffle. May she rest in peace. She will be missed.

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