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John A. Snyder
April 12, 1927–November 25, 2009
ONSLOW-John A. Snyder, 82, of Onslow, Iowa, died Wednesday morning, November 25, 2009, at Silvercrest in Anamosa.
A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming, with the Pastor Bob Wessels officiating. Family and friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming. Burial will be in the South Mineral Cemetery, Onslow, Iowa, with military honors accorded by the American Legion Wyoming Post #259.
John A. Snyder was born April 12, 1927, east of Monmouth, Iowa, to George and Edna Pearl (McMullen) Snyder. John was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He graduated from Onslow High School in 1945 and entered the army in 1945, serving as an MP in Europe, and was honorably discharged in 1947. He married Laura Dirks on October 10, 1949, in Des Moines, Iowa.
He owned and operated Snyder Plumbing and Heating in Onslow for 45 years.
He was a member of the Zion American Lutheran Church and a 63-year member of the American Legion Wyoming Post #259. He served on the Onslow town council for 34 years and was a volunteer fireman for many years. He assisted in developing Chamberlain Park. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, woodworking, bowling, and always had time for his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Snyder of Onslow, his children, Dr. Tom (LuAnne) Snyder of Bettendorf, Nancy Snyder Gile of Onslow, Cindy (Mike) Inglis of Wyoming, Scott (Sheryl) Snyder of Monticello and Dan (Linda Kirsch) Snyder of Anamosa; eighteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and expecting four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Clayton and Raymond. He will be missed dearly by those close to him.

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Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 27 November 2009

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