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Carl Richard Snyder

September 14, 1925 ~ June 6, 2020 (age 94)

Obituary

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Carl Richard Snyder, formerly of Winona Lake, Indiana passed away at 8:28 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, Indiana at the age of 94. 

He was born on September 14, 1925 in Shippenville, Pennsylvania in Paint Township.  He was the son of James Levi and Hazel Elizabeth (Groce) Snyder.  He married Lois Lucille Stewart on January 20, 1948 in Brookville, Pennsylvania.  They shared 57 years of marriage together, before she passed away on in February 2005.  Carl married again on May 27, 2006 in Winona Lake, Indiana to Rita Joan (Galliers) Schobert Snyder, who survives.

Carl graduated from Clarion High School in Clarion, Pennsylvania in 1943.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy that same year and served during WWII from December 7, 1943 until his honorable discharge on June 12, 1946.  After his Naval service he worked in the electrical transformer industry at Sharon, Pennsylvania and Chicago, Illinois.  In 1968 he joined North American Phillips Boscobel, Wisconsin and later transferred to Monroe, Wisconsin.  He was the production manager for transformers and was the quality control supervisor, after 21 years he retired in 1989. 

Carl was a member of Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Warsaw where he served as a Steven Minister, when he lived in Monroe, Wisconsin he served the Lord as a lay speaker in the Methodist Church.  He was  a longtime member of Kiwanis Club of Warsaw since 1989, a member of Mason Order Loyal Lodge 1007 in Skokie, Illinois since 1965 and was a Master Mason.  Carl will be dearly missed by all. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 14 years, Rita Joan Schobert Snyder (Winona Lake, Indiana); daughter:  Beth (Michael) Laxton (Blue River, Wisconsin); son:  Allen C. (Christine) Snyder (Lombard, Illinois); three step-daughters:  Dr. Carol Schobert (Flat Rock, North Carolina); Martha (Charles) Heinrich (Indianapolis, Indiana); and Nancy Jones (Brownsburg, Indiana).  He also leaves behind ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild; two sisters:  Jane (Rev. Fred) Bell (Garrettsville, Ohio); Sarah Snyder (Clarion, Pennsylvania); and two brothers:  Larry Snyder (Clarion, Pennsylvania); Lee (Denise) Snyder (Apollo, Pennsylvania).  He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Lois Stewart Snyder, daughter, Helen (husband: Louis in July 2017) Chesterman in July 2018, two brothers: Glenn Snyder in 1946, Ivan Snyder in 1994, four sisters, Lavena Cox in 1975, Pearl Snyder in 2017, Helen Smith in 2018, and Vera Moore in 2019.           

Carl’s life will be celebrated with a memorial service at a later day.  A private family graveside service will take place on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw and officiated by Pastor Andrew Morton.  Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #49 and V.F.W. #1126 both of Warsaw. 

Memorial donations may be directed to Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 210 S. High Street, Warsaw, Indiana  46580 and would be appreciated by the family. 

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Services

Private Interment

Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw

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