Richard 'Dick' Snyder
October 12, 1939 ~ August 21, 2011
Richard "Dick" Snyder, age 71, of New Hampton, IA, died on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, IA. Dick was born October 12, 1939 in New Hampton, the son of Gerry (Rink) and Lloyd Snyder. He was educated at New Hampton High School and Creighton University. He served in the US Army for two years. On June 12, 1965 Dick was united in marriage to Betty Jo Walsh in Omaha, Nebraska. After graduating from college, Dick worked as a bank examiner with the F.D.I.C. and in 1972 he purchased his father’s interest in the Blue Line Oil Company. He retired in 2000. Dick was a member of Holy Family Parish, the Knights of Columbus and served on various boards in the community. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, integrity and quiet faith. He is survived by his wife Betty Jo of 46 years, their children Sheila Soltow (Dan) of Rock Island, Illinois, John Snyder (Deb) of Grand Haven, Michigan, Molly Tamayo (Rick) of Davenport, Iowa and three step-grandsons. He is also survived by his brother Wayne (Joyce) of Tonto Verde, Arizona and many nieces and nephews. Dick was preceded in death by his parents. Cemetery: Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at New Hampton with Rich TeKippe,Dan Feuling, Wally Murphy, Jack O'Byrne, Mike Kennedy, Dale Ellsworth, Jeff Snyder, Martin Brandt, and Terry Brandt serving as pall bearers. Military rites will be provided by New Hampton American Legion Fae Stine Post #38 and New Hampton VFW Post #5238. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 with a 4:30pm rosary and a 7:00pm scriptural wake service at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Holy Family Parish -St. Mary’s Center with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Dick\'s family.