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Daryl Snyder

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Daryl Snyder, age 64 of Alpha, Iowa died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at his home. A private family service will be held at a later date. Daryl Dean Snyder was born July 14, 1952, in Decorah, IA, the son of Charles and Velma (Steuer) Snyder. Daryl attended grade school at Turkey Valley and received his high school education at West Union High School. Daryl had a passion for horses and began training horses and rode as a jockey for several years. Daryl was introduced to Kathleen Adams and the couple were married July 24, 1974, at the United Methodist Church in Hawkeye, IA. To this union two children, Danny and Laurie were born. The couple purchased their first home in Alpha, and Daryl began working for Beatrice Cheese in Fredericksburg. Daryl worked for the company for 32 years. He began as a general laborer and worked his way into a foreman position. Daryl took a position for Shawver Well Company in Fredericksburg working for the company for 11 years upon his retirement in 2015. Daryl enjoyed coon hunting, deer hunting, and fishing. He spends as much time outdoors as he possibly could. He liked to read and watch westerns and horse races. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and going to their activities. Daryl is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kathy of Alpha, IA; one son, Danny (Janet) Snyder of Alpha, IA; one daughter, Laurie (Steve) Miller of West Union, IA; five grandchildren, Ty, Jaden, Wil, Cam, and Dana; one brother, Donnie Snyder of Alpha, IA; one sister, Carol (Bob) Shurtleff of Waucoma, IA; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ronnie Snyder.

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  1. I worked at ConAgra (Beatrice Cheese) with Daryl for many years. He was a wonderful person and will be missed. Sending heartfelt sympathy to all the family.

  2. My sympathy to the Snyder family…You are all in my thoughts and prayers, especially Danny, Janet, Jaden and Dana! God bless you all at this difficult time. Dawn and Dave Johnson

  3. I’m a nephew to Danny and Janet and I remember going to their house with my siblings and and being with their family and having fun and he would treat us like we were his own children and grandchildren. He cared a lot for his family and friends. Will miss him. Prayers for the family.

  4. So sorry to hear about your father Danny–Prayers go out to you and your family–He was a good father to you and a good grandfather to the girls–I remember him telling us about the his younger days of being a jockey –such great memories you have of him hunting with you ! So much you have learned he has taught you –You were so blessed to of had him as a father ! God Bless you all

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember coon hunting with Daryl when I was a kid….and being so happy to have friends in Alpha. My heart goes out to all of you.

  6. Rollie and I were sure sorry to hear of Daryl’s death. Know that we are thinking of each of you! It sounds like there are many memories to keep him alive in your hearts! Rollie and Karen Cahoy

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time, so may the memories that you have of Daryl be your strength and be of comfort to you. Gary and Sandy Wilkens

  8. Kathy, Danny, Laurie & families…..you have my sympathy. He was quite a guy. I remember having such fun memories from the ‘good old days’ of Porky’s in Waucoma to watching him ride as a jockey to the last 16 years sharing the best Grandson, Ty Stee, that a grandparent could ever have. He always had his homemade deer jerky to pass around at these games & wasn’t afraid to let the ump/referee know if he didn’t like a call….LOL. He loved his family so much & his loyalty & dedication shown through so bright. Hang on tight to all the memories & I truly believe he will still be watching to make sure the ump/referee calls are correct. God Bless this entire family & R.I.P. Daryl…….I will cheer extra loud for the both of us for the next few years.

  9. Kathy and family. We are so sad to hear of Daryl’s passing. Our sympathy goes out to your entire family. I enjoyed my conversation with you both last year. His battle is over now. Please know that your family is in our prayer’s at this difficult time. Deke and Linda Rodamaker

  10. I am sorry for your loss. Time will pass but fond memories of happier times will last forever may that fact be a source of comfort to loved ones. We have the assurance from God that he will swallow up death forever and wipe tears from all faces, that is indeed a wonderful prospect for us all to look forward. (Isaiah 25:8)

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