Richard 'Dick' Snyder

richard snyder
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.

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  1. Betty Jo and family – Ovey and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. Keep all of the precious memories of Dick close to your hearts, these will help to ease to sorrow that you are feeling.
    God Bless ~

  2. Betty Jo, Sheila, John, and Molly
    I’m very saddened by the news of Dick passing and you have my deepest sympathy. He is a part of many fond memories of my childhood when our families would get together for the various neighborhood parties. You will be in our hearts and prayers through this difficult time.

  3. Dear Betty Jo, Sheila, John and Molly, I am so sorry to hear the news of Dick’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy. We have many wonderful memories of Dick and will never forget his friendly manner and hearty laugh. May God be with you all at this sad time and “walk with you” during your journey of grief. And may Dick enjoy eternal peace in the arms of our Savior. Love, Alice and Dan

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very trying time. His fight is over and he can focus on watching over his loving family. Rely on your friends, family, and faith to cherish and relive the memories as well as get you through the tough times ahead.

  5. Sheila, I am so sorry for your loss, I know how hard this is! Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

  6. What a gift to know Dick. His smile and laugh will remain with me.
    My prayers and love are with all of you.

  7. Betty Jo & family- I grew up across the street from Dick and have many great memories and Duane has great memories of good times in high school with his “cousin”. They had alot of fun talking about those times. He is at peace now and we will hold you in our prayers.

  8. Betty Jo, Sheila, Jon, & Molly, Our deepest condolences to all of you and your families. Dick was a wonderful man to have known. He is now with his heavenly Father looking down on all of you and is at peace. Cherish all of the memories–they will not be forgotten. May God bless all of you and help you in this sad time.

    Merle & Karen

  9. John- My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your entire family! Hugs to you all and know that your dad will be watching over you as an angel! God Bless you all!

  10. Molly you and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time! I pray that you find comfort in eachother and your memories of your dad! Hugs! Paula

  11. My deepest sympathy to all the snyder family. I understand how hard this is. I pray that your family finds peace and that your hearts will find comfort. Sincerely , Ashley lopez , neice of molly and rick tamayo

  12. Sheila and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Tod,Dena, and Zachary Palmere9712

  13. Sheila, Dan & Family, My wife and I are sorry for your loss.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the memories you share with family and friends. Peace be with you. With Deepest Sympathy, Jerry & Donna Rath

  14. Betty Jo and Family:

    We are so sorry to hear of Dick’s death. He was such a kind gentlemen . We know he has joined some of his coffee crew and is smiling.

    Bob and Linda Hugeback Cenek

  15. Betty Jo, Molly, John and Sheila – Please know my thoughts are with you all as you find your new normal with your dad in heaven. Although you will miss his earthly presence know that his soul is at peace and watching over you with our heavenly Father. I always thought of Dick as a very kind man and appreciate the way his family members have left footprints on my heart at various times during my life. Love and peace to you all..

  16. Betty Jo, Sheila, John and Molly….we are so sorry for your loss. Hopefully memories will give you comfort during this time. Dick had tons of friends, a great family and many, many, many good times with both…what a blessing he was to others in his life….Peace be with you…Tom and Connie

  17. Condolences to family and friends. Dick was a joy to know. Great times in high school and some in later years as well. Will miss him.

  18. Dear Betty Jo, Sheila, John and Molly, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It is hard to lose someone you love so much, and you have our deepest sympathy. You are a wonderful family and have been like a second family to Ann. She has been blessed to have been so much a part of your family and has shared with us many of the fun and special times she had with all of you. Thank you Betty Jo and Dick for the special influence you have had in Ann’s life. God bless you.

  19. Dear Snyder Family:
    Sending you hugs of comfort in this time of loss. Your family is a big part of my childhood memories and with that comes the warmth of having known Dick. Thinking of his laugh still makes me smile until this day. May God be with all of you.
    Robyn Rosonke Dietz

  20. Sheila & Dan & Family:
    We want to extend our deepest sympathies to you in the loss of your Dad. We pray that God will give you peace and comfort during this time of loss. Knowing that your dad is now in His loving care. We love you dearly!

    Kevin, Laura & Liz

  21. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace knowing that he is in Heaven with the Lord.

  22. Dear Betty Jo and family. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Dick was a great guy. He always had a smile and greeting for everyone. We send our deepest sympathy

  23. Dear Dick Family,
    I am sorry about your dad’s death.
    He was nice person in the gas station.

  24. Dear Dick Family,
    I am sorry about your dad’s death.
    He was nice person in the gas station.

  25. My deepest sympathies to Dick’s family and friends. I admired his many talents and sense of humor and of course his golfing skills. He was the No.1 man on our NH golf team that went to the State Golf Tournament in 1956. Thanks Dick for being a great guy…….you will be missed.

  26. Dear Betty Jo, Sheila, John and Molly, I was sadden to hear of Dicks passing. Dick was such a kind man, that is what I will remember most about him. My sincere condolences during this difficult time. Carrie Baldwin (Weigel)

  27. Dear Snyder Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I have many fond childhood memories of being at the Snyder house.

    May he rest in peace.

    Kind regards,

    Lisa Laures Terrizzi

  28. Deepest sympathies to each of you and remember you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you.

  29. I am so sorry for the loss of Dick. I have many memories with him at KC’s tap getting the Wednesday nite “Snyder golf update!” I enjoyed his company thoroughly & will never forget what a great mentor he was for me! Thanks for the memories!

  30. Formally of Conrad, Iowa and now of Phoenix, Arizona, I knew Richard from our 2 years in the service. May God be with you.

  31. Hello, Snyders,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Dick was such a great guy. I am remembering you all fondly, from all those years of babysitting. Best regards, thoughts, and prayers,
    Sarah Johnson

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