In memory of

Richard Snyder

February 26, 1940 - October 25, 2021
From: Early, IA
Richard Snyder

Richard Snyder

Born: February 26, 1940
Died: October 25, 2021
Age: 81
Send Condolences View Tribute View Live Service
   Richard Snyder, age 81 of Early, IA, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City, IA. Richard Francis Snyder was born on February 26, 1940, to parents Pernell and Marie (Bengford) Snyder at St. Anthony's Hospital in Carroll, IA. He was baptized at the St. Anthony’s Chapel in Carroll on March 3, 1940, and later confirmed into the Catholic faith. Richard grew up in Early where he attended grade school at Sacred Heart Catholic School and later graduated from Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, IA with the class of 1960.
   On February 23, 1963, Richard was united in marriage to Pamela Jane Waggoner in Atlantic, IA. This union was blessed with five children: Donna, Amy, Michael, Scott, and Ryan. They later divorced. Richard worked as Journeyman Lineman for L.E. Meyers Line Contractors and several other line contractors up until his early retirement in November of 1998.  After his retirement, Richard became a member of the city council in Early from 2005 to 2007.  He then ran for Mayor and served as the Mayor of Early from 2008 to 2011.  Along with his community involvement, Richard was a member of IBEW for 60 years. In his free time, Richard enjoyed cooking and entertaining his friends and family. 
   Those left to cherish his memory include his children: Donna Snyder and partner Harley of Atlantic, IA, Amy Snyder of Winter Park, FL,  Michael (Katrina) Snyder of Lake Stevens, WA, Scott (Tina) Snyder of Snohomish, WA, and Ryan (Jennifer) Snyder of Kenmore, WA; grandchildren: Cassandra Bair, Sarah Hahn, Madeline Bonholzer, Benjamin Snyder, Jamie Snyder, Tara Snyder, Zackary Snyder, Zachary Dolph, Kaitlyn Snyder, Taylor Snyder, and Joshua Alexander;  great-grandchildren: Caden, Zara, Tucker, Kemper, Dallas, Hazen, Rowen, and Luxen; sister Rose (John) Pollpeter of Chicago, IL; sister-in-law Kathy Snyder of Early, IA; several nieces, nephews, extended family members, and many friends.
   Richard was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother Thomas Snyder, and grandson Jesse.
Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Thursday
October 28, 2021
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Early, Iowa

5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday
October 27, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Early, Iowa


Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 10:13 AM
“I am Kim Buschmann's Mom. So sorry to hear about Richard. Got to know him on my trips to Sac City. Fun & happy guy!!”
- Janie Evers
Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1:36 PM
“My sympathies to his family. He was a wonderful guy. Always enjoyed chatting with him. ”
- Justin Buschmann
Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1:36 PM
“I am sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathies. I wish we could be there to grieve with you. Richard was a wonderful and kind hearted soul. He will be missed here on Earth. May the happiest of memories give you comfort in this sad time.”
- Anne Desy and family
Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1:36 PM
“So sorry for your loss... Richard will be greatly missed by many. Lots of fun memories made with Richard. ”
- Crystal Remmick
Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1:36 PM
“I am so very sorry to hear Richard has passed. He was not only an uncle, a father and a brother, but a great friend to many and a true spirit of happiness. Richard will surely be missed dearly.”
- John L Pollpeter
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 9:33 AM
“Our condolences to the family for your loss. Rest in Peace Brother. ”
- IBEW Local 55
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 9:33 AM
“Our sympathy on the loss of your father, grand father and brother. So sorry we can not be there with you. You will be with us in our prayers”
- Don and Shirley Henle. Carol Smith. Janice Wickham Darwin Bengford Mary Blair and Bob and Joan Bengford
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 9:33 AM
“To the family of Richard I want to express my deepest sympathy. Neither Darwin and I will not be able to attend the funeral. Know that I send hugs and prayers to all. ”
- Janice Wickham
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 9:33 AM
“Karen and I were saddened to hear Richard had passed away. I got to know Richard as we both worked for The L. E. Myers Co. during the same period prior to his retirement. I always enjoyed chatting with him whenever we had the chance to do so.”
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 9:58 AM
“Rest in peace my cousin Richard.”
- Dave F Bengford
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“My sympathies and prayers for the family. Richard was a really good guy and a lot of fun. He will be missed.”
- Pam Schlozhauer
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“Sad news prayers”
- Niles bierschenk
Click Here If You Would Like To Leave Your Condolences