Harold R. "Pat" Snyder

Harold R. “Pat” Snyder, 86, of Sumner, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at his home in Sumner.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 13, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Curt Schneider officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with military rites by Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 12, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Friday. Memorials may be made in his name to Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner or Sumner Emergency Medical Services.

Harold (Pat) Snyder, son of Wordie and Anna Loughe Snyder, was born September 6, 1931 in Maywood, Illinois. His family moved to Sumner in 1940, where he attended school, graduating from Sumner High School in 1951.

Harold served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the Korean Conflict. He was confirmed June 29, 1952, at St. John Lutheran Church, Sumner and that same date was united in marriage with Carol Buhr, at St. John Lutheran Church, Buck Creek. After his discharge from the armed forces, the couple made their home in Sumner. He operated his own service station for several years, and later managed the family produce business. He owned and operated Snyder’s Tap and Pool from 1970-1993. In later years he was employed part time by Sportsmans Quest and Gray Transportation.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Thomas E. Woods Post #223, and a past member of the Masonic Lodge and El Kahir Shine Club. He loved golf, and was a lifetime member of Meadowbrook Country Club. Pat and Carol played couples tournaments throughout Iowa together during the 70’s and 80’s.  He always enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially cherishing the many trips with his sons, grandchildren, and close friends. Pat officiated football and basketball at the high school and collegiate level for over thirty-five years.

In addition to his wife, Carol of Sumner, he is survived by his three children, Michael (Debra) Snyder of Sumner, Patrick (Barbara) Snyder of Brule, Nebraska, and Terri Snyder (Jesse Battan) of Pasadena, California; grandchildren, John (Tracy) Snyder of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Matt (Kelsi) Snyder of Sidney, Nebraska, Kassi (Sam Lane) Lohmann of Sumner, Samantha (Jake Tillman) Snyder of Woodbury, Minnesota, Chris (Leah) Hadden of Omaha, Nebraska, and Kayla Hadden (Paul Wahlmeier) of Omaha, Nebraska; great grandchildren, Jaci and Cate Snyder of Sumner, Adeline Ganske of Sumner, Wyatt and Kinley Snyder of Colorado Springs, Gabrielle, Max and Nora Hadden and Grace and Ethan Wahlmeier all of Omaha, Nebraska; sisters and brothers-in-law, Norma Juhl of Storm Lake, Stella Dillemuth of Rockwell City, Marion and Reese Gibbs of Marshalltown, and Wilma Buhr of Sumner.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, LeRoy; an infant sister, Vera; a daughter-in-law, Terese Reisdorfer Snyder; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Helen Schultz, Lester Juhl, Russell Dillemuth, and Allen Buhr.


connie joens on October 21, 2017 at 5:12 PM said:

so sorry to hear about this my thoughts and prayers go to all the family
Julie Ahrens on October 18, 2017 at 3:03 PM said:

Sincere sympathy and prayers go out for you, Carol, and your family at this time.
Wilma MIzanoski on October 16, 2017 at 11:08 AM said:

Sending my deepest sympathy to all of the Snyder family.
doris buenzow on October 15, 2017 at 4:51 PM said:

So many great memories and times we had with you and Pat...so long ago, but memories remain....May God be with you and give you peace and comfort.

Doris (Chuck) Buenzow
Jim Gieseman on October 14, 2017 at 6:37 PM said:

Sue (Frisch) Fellenzer on October 14, 2017 at 5:12 PM said:

To the Snyder Family: Am sorry to read of Pat's death. It's always sad to see former classmates & friends lose family they love. My thoughts are with all of you...
Most Sincerely,
Sue (Frisch) Fellenzer
Bella Vista, AR
Tom Harms on October 12, 2017 at 9:07 AM said:

Carol.. You and your family have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Pat. I will never forget the great times in Spooner( sooner be in Spooner)and the times at the race track watching those ponies run. God Bless Pat and all you family.
Jane Milnes on October 12, 2017 at 7:41 AM said:

Carol..sending my sympathy to you and your extended family...may God's grace and love give you peace now and in the days to follow...
Heidi (Tiedt) Bird and family on October 12, 2017 at 5:53 AM said:

Dear Carol and family,

I so wish I could make it to celebrate Pat's life with you all. I have many memories of Pat and Carol throughout my years growing up in Sumner and I know how much he was loved by the Tiedt family. You had to watch those boys when they were together, especially Pat and Marv! Enjoy this precious time together and remember how loved you are! Take care. Thinking of you all as you grieve. Hugs from Clarinda.
Jane Juhl Evans on October 11, 2017 at 6:37 PM said:

Loved my Uncle Pat and that twinkle in his eye. Thinking of you all during this sad time.
Kennedy Elliott on October 11, 2017 at 3:22 PM said:

R.I.P Pat you will be missed by many. You were a great neighbor.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home

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