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Royal D. Snyder
May 15, 1924–March 18, 2015
Royal D. Snyder, 90, of Marion, formerly of Wyoming, Iowa, died March 18, 2015, at Willow Gardens Care Center where he resided for three weeks. Family and friends gathered Saturday, April 4, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Marion. Burial followed at 4:30 p.m. at Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming, Iowa.
Royal was born May 15, 1924 in Monticello, Iowa the son of Royal D. Snyder, Sr., and Emma (Kalouse) Snyder. Once graduating from Wyoming High School in 1942, he served in the U. S. Army during World War II in the Aleutian Islands and Italy from 1943 to 1945. He was blessed to be married to G. Eileen French for thirty-seven years. For thirty-one years, Royal was employed by the United States Post Office, retiring December 31, 1988. Royal enjoyed many things but in particular fishing, traveling and playing cards. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Marion and was a member of the American Legion for sixty-nine years.
He is survived by his children, Wayne (Barbara) Snyder of Maryville, Missouri and Jennifer Atkinson of Colesburg, Iowa; four grandchildren, Christy (Greg) Bartlett of Austin, Texas, David (Angela) Snyder of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Stephanie (David) Ingles of Colesburg, Iowa, Aaron (Jenny) Atkinson of East China, Michigan; eight great-grandchildren Austin and Melissa Bartlett, Alexandria and Sidney Snyder, Cooper and Carson Ingles, Parker and Reese Atkinson; special friend Janet Merta of Marion; and several nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Eileen on December 13, 1987.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, April 24, 2015

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