Sylvia had worked for the gas company for 25 years and also Metz Mortuary for over 30 years. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church where she served with the LWML and Hope Mission Circle. She was also a 4-H leader for over 30 years.
Sylvia is survived by two daughters: Marion (Mozer) and husband Richard Theobald of Geneva, NE and Lois (Mozer) Hoeft of York; stepchildren Carol (Alan) Johnson of Sioux Falls, SD and Robert (Kaye) Whitmore of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren: Scott (Nancy) Theobald of Omaha, NE, Kent (Rose) Theobald of Fairmont, NE; Karla (Stuart) Hoff of Lincoln, NE, Jean (Kevin) Edwards of Omaha, NE, and Nancy Davis of Phoenix, AZ; step grandchildren: Greg (Meg) Johnson, Matt (Mel) Johnson, and Jill (Pat) Kirby all of Sioux Falls, SD; and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, sister and brother-in-law Estella (Gus) Stuhr, brother and sister-in-law Edgar (Esther) Bulgrin; sister and brother-in-law Irma (Erich) Hoffschneider; and son-in-law Maynard “Noot” Hoeft.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York with the Reverend Mike Neidow officiating. Burial will be held at 5:00 pm at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Waco. Visitation will be held Saturday from 1pm-9 pm with family greeting friends that evening from 5pm-7pm. Memorials may be directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, York County 4-H, or to the family for later designation.