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John D. Snyder, 85 - June 23, 2011


John “Jack” D. Snyder, 85, of Brady passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Premier Estates after a courageous battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 1, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Robert Litzenburger and Shawn Kitzing officiating. Inurnment will take place at Gaslin Cemetery. Cremation was chosen.
A memorial book signing will be available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.
Snyder was born April 25, 1926, at Maxwell to Jeremiah and Anna (Harris) Snyder.
He graduated from Maxwell High School in 1944, and lived in the Maxwell/Brady area all of his life.
Snyder was united in marriage to Shirley Janeski on Aug. 20, 1955, at Brady. She later preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 1995.
He has been retired from Tenneco Auto in Cozad for over 20 years. He also helped his brother-in-law and other local farmers with farming when needed.
Snyder enjoyed his big garden in the past years, according to family members, and helped others by rototilling their gardens in the spring.
He was a retired member of the Brady Volunteer Fire Department and had served on the Brady City Council. He was also a 50-plus year member of the Brady United Methodist Church.
Snyder enjoyed his coffee get-together’s with the guys and all of his friends around Brady, said family members.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Jeremiah and Anna; his wife, Shirley; a brother, Bill; sister-in-law, Ruth Snyder; daughter-in-law, Kae Snyder; two brothers-in-law—Harlan Liljestrand and Darrell Janeski; nephew, Scott Kitzing.
Survivors include: his children—Jim of North Platte, JerriAnne and Jeff (Beth), all of Brady; four grandchildren—Jackie of Ames, IA, Josh, U.S. Army, currently serving in Iraq, Matt of Lincoln, and Austin of Arnold; two step-grand children—Buffy (Pat) Schroeder of Lincoln and Tish (Kenneth) Krings of Olathe, KS; a great-granddaughter, Langy Krings of Olathe; numerous nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law; special friends, Clara and Grace Evert.
Memorials are suggested to the Brady Volunteer Fire and Rescue or donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carpentermemorial.com.

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