Obituaries Ronald Snyder

Ronald "Ron" Snyder, 84, of Yankton, died Nov. 8, 2004, at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Kostel Funeral Chapel, Yankton, with Rev. Tracy Headley officiating. Burial was in the Yankton Cemetery.

Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Kostel Funeral Home. Visitation resumed one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

He was born June 4, 1920, in Wood, and spent his early years on his parents' ranch. His parents moved to St. Paul, MN, when he was in grade school. At Harding High School, he played football, basketball and hockey. During World War II, Sergeant Snyder served in the U.S. Army Military Police in North Africa and Europe. After the war ended, he married Eileen Giles on Jan. 8, 1946, in Abilene, KS.

Mr. Snyder moved to Yankton in 1949. He entered business as a partner in Snyder and Wysup Furniture & Appliance. Later, he owned Snyder Furniture. He was in business for nearly 30 years before he retired.

Over the years, Mr. Snyder was active in the Yankton Saddle Club, Masons, Moose, Elks, PTA and VFW. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

He is survived by three daughters, Patricia Lucas of Glenwood, IA, Peggy Larson of Yankton and JoAnne Weins (Larry) of Sioux Falls; two sons, John Snyder and Bob Snyder of Yankton; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen; his parents, George and Violet Snyder; and his sister, Dolly Tempest.

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