Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Michael R. Snyder
Michael R. Snyder
Michael R. Snyder
Born: September 11, 1954
Died: September 10, 2013
Age: 58
Michael R. Snyder
September 11, 1954 - September 10, 2013
Michael Robert Snyder, the son of Robert 'Bud' and Mary Jane (Bird) Snyder, was born in LeMars, IA on September 11, 1954. He grew up in Marcus, IA, and graduated from Marcus High School in 1973. He later received an Associate's Degree in Accounting from Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, IA.

On June 26, 1976, Mike was united in marriage to Rhonda Hanson at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. They lived in Marcus and Remsen before settling in Cherokee in 1979. They were blessed with two daughters, Amanda and Alissa. Mike's most recent employment was with Rehab Systems of Lundell Construction in Cherokee.

Mike loved watching movies, cooking (especially fried chicken!), singing, and doing yard work. He was an avid Iowa State fan and a 3rd Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He thoroughly enjoyed entertaining his granddaughters. He passed away unexpectedly at his home in Cherokee on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at age 58. He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Don Hanson, step-father-in-law, Don Specht; brother-in-law, Richard Stoos; and nephew, Ernie Wurth.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Rhonda, of Cherokee; two daughters and their families: Amanda Davis and her husband Dennis and daughter Mirabel of San Antonio, TX, and Alissa Mangan and her husband Tom and daughter Colbie Jane of Ames, IA; his siblings: Susie Stoos, of Remsen, Donna (Jerry) Wurth, of Colorado Springs, CO, Mary (Chet) Wurth, of Remsen, Barb (Pat) Gossen, of Louisville, KY, Patty (John) Sand of Marcus, and Steve (Debbie) Snyder of Naperville, IL; his mother-in-law, Faith Specht of Marcus;nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Rhonda and girls, Ron and I are so sorry to hear about Mike's death.He was such a nice guy. I enjoyed playing piano for him when he sang at I.C. God is hugging all of you.
Mary J Wuebben
Thursday, September 19, 2013
'Belated condolences' -- never so, especially with the passing of a loved one since sharing the grieving process with family and friends is a primary support, whenever.
I add my care for all members of the immediate family and in particular to you, Rhonda, as an esteemed co-worker at MHI during our many years of service to so many of the most in need - and their families during their times of vitally needed support.
Gene E. Sitzmann, MHI Chaplain (ret.)
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Rhonda and family, Just received the Marcus News today and when I turned the page, wow, not expecting to read of Mike's passing. You two always had nice thoughts to say to me. Thank you for that. You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Mike. May you have fond memories of the time spent with Mike to help you through this time.
My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
Glenda(Bentz) Fletcher
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Sending our love and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
Vanessa Kasparek
Sunday, September 15, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and sympathy goes out to you Rhonda and family. He always took the time to say "HI" and visit even if had not seen you for a long time.
Mary and Wayne Wurth
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Rhonda and family,
I was so sorry to learn of Mike's passing. He was always so nice. May God give you the strength you need at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dana (File) Kies
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Rhonda, many years have passed since I saw you and Mike. But my memories of Mike as a classmate are good ones - his singing ability and jovial mood come to my mind today as I think of Mike. I wish you the best overcoming this tremendous loss in life and may Mike rest in peace.
Judy Wilkens
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Rhonda & family, you have my sympathy, thoughts, and prayers.
Howard Hesse
Saturday, September 14, 2013
We were so sorry to hear about Mike. Please know you and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers everyday. We aren't able to be there today, but we will be thinking of you. Love to you all. Lyle, Deb, and family
Deb Christofferson
Friday, September 13, 2013
So Sorry to hear of Mike's passing our thought's and prayers are with you
Jerry and Vicki Menke
Friday, September 13, 2013
I have so many fond memories singing with Mike at Marcus High - Robinhood duets, Allstate quartets, small groups. Loved that voice and that smile! My deepest sympathy to you Rhonda! You and your family are in my prayers!
Susie (Nielsen) Luokkala
Friday, September 13, 2013
To Mandy, Alissa, and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts often. May God provide comfort and healing.
Heather (Urban) Weiss
Friday, September 13, 2013
Dear Rhonda, Mandy, and Alissa,
We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know that you are all in our prayers.
Love and peace,
Emily (Arnold) Johnson and family (Todd, Brock, & Sophie)
Emily (Arnold) Johnson
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Im sorry to hear about your loss.Mike was a great and friendly guy and will be dearly missed.
Melissa A Eberly
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Mike Chinn would like to express his sympathies to Rhonda and the family for their loss. Mike Chinn regrets that he is working in North Carolina this week and will not be able to be at the funeral. His and our prayers are with all of you!
Kenny N Bright
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Rhonda & Girls - may you find comfort knowing he is no longer suffering. God will guide you through this. Trust & lean on Him. Our deepest sympathies to you. Love you all.
Dave & Beth Tentinger
Thursday, September 12, 2013
We are very sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Mike and Carl knew him as well. Many good memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Carl and Joanne (Haines) Konz
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Dear Rhonda and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers in the untimely death of Mike! May memories, family and friends help you through this most difficult time! So sorry for your loss!
Kathy A. Brechler
Thursday, September 12, 2013
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Keeping Mandy and family in my thoughts.
Kel Heinen
Thursday, September 12, 2013
It was a privilege to work with Mike at Sioux Valley Savings. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Mary Capel Stellish
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Please accept our sincerest sympathies in the sudden loss of Mike. We are thinking of you all.
Sharon Waschkat
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss. Time passes so fast, always thought that I would see Mike one more time, anyway. Words cannot help, just know that you are in our thoughts.
Bob Stoltenberg
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Rhonda, Mandy and Lissa and all your family, I am so sorry, may Mike rest in peace, I am here for you.
Barb and Dar Evans
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
You and your family have our sincere sympathy. You are in our prayers. We will be on vacation in Michigan.
Merle & Marlene Hendricksen
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Rhonda & Girls: So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Pam & Mike Dunn
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
So sorry for your loss, he was always full of character when he was in the store. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Jenni Benson Snyder
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Rhonda and Girls - May your fond memories take over your grief. Thinking of you all.
Ron and Jan Witcombe

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 14th at Holy Name Catholic Church in MARCUS.

Father Dan Guenther will officiate.
Jeff Stoos
Chris Stoos
Brian Stoos
Chad Wurth
Neal Wurth
Kyle Wurth
Jonny Sand
Todd Wurth
Mike Gossen
Troy Wurth
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 13th, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in MARCUS. There will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at the Funeral Home at 4:00 p.m., and a prayer service will follow the visitation at 7:00 p.m.
'On Eagles' Wings'
'Be Not Afraid'
'I Heard the Voice of Jesus'
'Ave Maria'
'Song of Farewell'
Holy Name Catholic Cemetery, Marcus.
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