In memory of

Gary Snyder

September 10, 1943 - May 2, 2019
From: Wall Lake, IA
Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder

Born: September 10, 1943
Died: May 2, 2019
Age: 75
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Gary Snyder, age 75 of Wall Lake, IA, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA.

   Gary Norbert Snyder was born on September 10, 1943, to parents Norbert and Ethel (Detterman) Snyder in Carroll County, IA. He was baptized at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda, IA. Gary and his family were members of  St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake where he received his First Communion and was confirmed. He grew up in Wall Lake where he attended country school and then high school. Gary graduated with the Wall Lake High School Class of 1961. After graduating, he attended Kansas City Mechanics School in Kansas City, MO.

On May 25, 1963, Gary married Viola Quinn in Chillicothe, MO. They later separated. This union was blessed with nine children: Donna, Glenn, Bruce, Brenda, Mark, Luke, John, Wayne, and Marie.

   Gary spent most of his life farming. His mechanical skills and strong work ethic were an integral part of his brother and nephews milking business and farming operation.  Gary devoted his precious time to socializing and dancing, fabricating metal artwork, and fixing cars.  He loved his family and friends dearly.  Gary surrounded himself with those he held closest to his heart. He smiled when he could spend time with his many children and grandchildren, and devoted himself to them whenever he could do so.  He will be greatly missed by family and friends, whose lives he touched with his gentle nature, good humor, and kind heart.  

   Those left to cherish Gary’s memory include his children: Donna McLaughlin of Yakima, WA, Glenn (Olympia) Snyder of San Antonio, TX, Bruce Snyder of Lakewood, CO, Brenda (Tim) Baumann of Nebraska City, NE, Mark (Karissa) Snyder of West Point, UT, Luke (Jennifer) Snyder of Algona, IA, John Snyder of Merrill, IA, Wayne (Brandy) Snyder of Glidden, IA, and Marie (Jeff) Gibson of Johnston, IA; grandchildren: Tom, Kelly; Glenn Matthew; Cole, Lena; Hunter; Hayden (Katelyn), Hunter, Marcus; Jack, Eva, Leo; Dillon; Austin, Macy, Emmett, Allison; Coen and Callie; great grandson Easton Livingston; brother Leon (Janice) Snyder of Wall Lake, IA; sisters: Karen Wettengel of Council Bluffs, IA, Jolene (Leon) Brotherson of Avoca, IA, Linda (Alvin) Greve of Vail, IA, and Carmen (Joe) Cogan of Omaha, NE; many extended family members and friends.

   Gary was preceded in death by his parents Norbert and Ethel Snyder; brothers Allan and Dennis Snyder.


Mass of the Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Monday
May 6, 2019
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Father Joe Dillinger
Deacon Butch Stone
Rosary 4:30 p.m.
Visitation 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Vigil Service 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Monday, May 6, 2019 at 5:02 PM
“Great memories of visiting the Snyder house with Donna growing up. Gary always greeted me with a smile and had to give me a hard time me about something. Like the time I put my brother's car in the ditch coming home from their house (icy roads). He never let me forget it. May the Lord comfort you all.”
- Dixie McCuddin
Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:19 PM
“Vern and I are so sorry to hear about dad-he was always so friendly to both of us. I know you will miss him but remember he is in heaven looking over all of you”
- Vern and Mary Bruening
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 10:15 AM
“My deepest sympathies to the Snyder family ”
- Janet Determann Lightfoot
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 10:15 AM
“Donna, Glenn, Bruce, Brenda, Mark, Luke, John, Wayne, Marie, all the spouses, and your children,

Your dad loved all of you and was eager to share the latest news about you, and treasured his travels to see you! What a joyful reunion for him to see his parents, and brothers! I trust there are many hugs in heaven! Treasure the memories!”
- Joan Goeser
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 10:15 AM
“Gary I remember all the good times we had visiting at the dance’s u were really very very good friend 2 me and I always appreciated that hope that ur having a great time dancing in heaven may u Rest In Peace ol buddy Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 10:15 AM
“Marie - thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Michelle (Mein) Thompson
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:12 PM
“ Brenda---Where do I start. I weep thinking of your loss. Your father is now learning all about Gods Love. Every time you step outside and feel that gentle breeze on your cheek --it will be your father blowing your kisses from heaven. Some day you will meet at the top of that wonderful mountain. God bless you and your wonderful family.
- Geno Hines
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9:01 AM
“Brenda, Tim & Hunter,
So sorry for your loss. With these tough times, we want you have comfort in the thoughts and prayers of your friends. Take time with your family and be re-assured that Wendy and I are holding down the fort at work. All our love and prayers to you and your family.”
- Julie Aksamit & Doug
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9:01 AM
“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Many great memories of your dad growing up and now. Often would see him out and about and he always would fill me in on good things with the family!”
- Cora Lahr
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