SUMNER — Harold R. “Pat” Snyder, 86, of Sumner, died at home Tuesday, Oct. 10.
He was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Maywood, Ill., son of Wordie and Anna Loughe Snyder. He married Carol Buhr on June 29, 1952, at St. John Lutheran Church, Buck Creek.
He graduated from Sumner High School in 1951. Harold served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the Korean Conflict. He operated his own service station for several years, and later managed the family produce business. He owned and operated Snyder’s Tap and Pool from 1970-1993. In later years he was employed part time by Sportsmans Quest and Gray Transportation. Pat officiated football and basketball at the high school and collegiate level for more than 35 years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Thomas E. Woods Post 223 and a past member of the Masonic Lodge and El Kahir Shrine Club.
Survived by: his wife; three children, Michael (Debra) Snyder of Sumner, Patrick (Barbara) Snyder of Brule, Neb., and Terri Snyder (Jesse Battan) of Pasadena, Calif.; his grandchildren, John (Tracy) Snyder of Colorado Springs, Colo., Matt (Kelsi) Snyder of Sidney, Neb., Kassi (Sam Lane) Lohmann of Sumner, Samantha (Jake Tillman) Snyder of Woodbury, Minn., Chris (Leah) Hadden and Kayla Hadden (Paul Wahlmeier), both of Omaha, Neb.; his great-grandchildren, Jaci and Cate Snyder and Adeline Ganske, all of Sumner, Wyatt and Kinley Snyder of Colorado Springs, Gabrielle, Max and Nora Hadden and Grace and Ethan Wahlmeier, all of Omaha; and his sisters, Norma Juhl of Storm Lake, Stella Dillemuth of Rockwell City, Marion (Reese) Gibbs of Marshalltown and Wilma Buhr of Sumner.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, LeRoy; an infant sister, Vera; a daughter-in-law, Terese Reisdorfer Snyder; and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Helen Schultz, Lester Juhl, Russell Dillemuth and Allen Buhr.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at St. John Lutheran Church, Sumner, with burial in the church cemetery with military rites by Thomas E. Woods Post 223 and American Legion of Sumner. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home, Sumner, and for an hour before services Friday at the church.
Condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.
He loved golf, and was a lifetime member of Meadowbrook Country Club. Pat and Carol played couples tournaments throughout Iowa together during the 70s and 80s. He always enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially cherishing the many trips with his sons, grandchildren and close friends.