Edward Henry Snyder, 80, of Nehawka died at St. Mary’s Community Hospital, Nebraska City, on Feb. 22, 2013. He was born Feb. 19, 1933 at Nehawka to Guy Otis and Lottie Elizabeth J. (Schomaker) Snyder. He married Eunice Marie Auer May 29, 1956 in Burr. She preceded him on March 4, 2000. He married Patricia Berg Peterson June 6, 2004 in Nehawka.
He is survived by wife Patricia Snyder of Nehawka; sons Kurt Snyder and wife Vivian of Lincoln and Kevin Snyder and wife Kelley of Homer; daughters Kim Arnold of Omaha, Kay Brown and husband Rick of Ames, Iowa, Kim Stone of Nehawka, and Karmen Peterson of Rochester, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Nichole Leibel, Ashley Leibel, Kade Snyder, Kody Snyder, Jennifer Litty, Justin Brown, Danelle Brown and Kassie Lecci; great-grandchildren Brody Stromer, Isla Lecci, Grace Litty and Mazzie Bailey; many other relatives and friends.
Besides his first wife, he was preceded by brother Roy; sisters Bernice, Marie, Crystal and Minnie; and grandson Nathan.
He lived in Nehawka his entire life. He was a mine foreman for Texasgulf, Inc. for many years. Ed was a member of the Nehawka United Methodist Church, 55-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 968 in Nebraska City, 60-year member of the Nehawka American Legion Post No. 157, 60-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Nehawka and later with Western Star Lodge No. 2, in Nebraska City when the two lodges merged. He served for 37 years on the Nehawka Volunteer Fire Department, eight years as Nehawka Village Clerk and eight years on the Nehawka School Board. Ed was a member of the Weeping Water Gun Club for 15 years and served as president for five years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Nehawka United Methodist Church with Rev. Sandy Webster officiating. Burial is at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Nehawka.
Memorials are suggested to Nehawka United Methodist Church.
Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Friday at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City with the family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. There will be no viewing. Nehawka American Legion Post No. 157 will provide military services.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral.com.Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.