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Raymond Snyder

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Raymond "Harry" Snyder, age 63 of Alpha, Iowa died Saturday November 25, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City following a stroke he suffered on November 7. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Waucoma Event Center, 308 Riverview Drive, Waucoma. Private family services will take place at a later date. Funeral services are with Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in Waucoma. Raymond Lyle “Harry” Snyder was born September 10, 1954, in Sumner, IA, the son of Robert and Betty (Nierling) Strempke. His father died when he was six weeks old and his mother later remarried Ronald Snyder. He received his education in the Sumner, Fredericksburg and Nashua schools and was a 1972 graduate of the North Fayette High School in West Union. On July 2, 1977, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church – Richfield, rural Sumner, IA, he married Kay Treloar. To this union three children were born, Clayton, Josh and Kelly. Harry was a self-employed carpenter for over 45 years and loved his work every single day. His motto was, ‘if you love your work, you never work a day in your life’. He enjoyed his fly-in fishing trips to Canada and loved being on the water especially the years they spent at the Mississippi. He had served for many years on the North Fayette School Board and was a current board member of the Waucoma Events Center. He will be remembered by his family as their favorite boss, a mentor and teacher, a comedian, a friend as well as a loving husband and father. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Kay; two sons, Clayton (Julie) Snyder of Alpha, Josh Snyder of W. Des Moines; one daughter, Kelly Michael Keating) Snyder of Cedar Falls; two grandchildren, Jordon Snyder and Olivia Snyder; mother-in-law, Judy Treloar of Waucoma; two brothers, Terry (Erlyss) Snyder of Monona, Jeff (Deb) Snyder of Hawkeye; two brothers-in-law, Kevin (Teresa) Treloar of Hendersonville, TN, Kurt Treloar of Waverly; sister-in-law, Kim (Rick) Conrad of Waucoma; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sandy Kleppe and father-in-law, Jack Treloar.

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  1. Kay and family,
    So glad we spent time a few weeks ago visiting. I’m so sorry for your loss. Remember all the fun and loving times together as I know there are many. Lots of hugs and prayers to you all.
    Dan and DeeDee Sternat

  2. Kay Clayton Josh Kelly and family I am so saddened to hear about Uncle Harry. My boys and I have lots of great memories to cherish. His laugh and smile was contagious. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad and difficult time.

  3. Kay, Dale And I are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. We sure miss you.

  4. My first memories are of you Kay and Harry just starting to date. Harry would tease Stephanie and I about the puppies you had and we ended up getting the one he called Oliver Sr. Aka Marcey he would pick on us a lot. 😊 Good memories as a child and good ones being a teenager watching the boys. Then going into adulthood. Harry ALWAYS had a smile on his face and at times a smart comment or two. Grandma Westpfahl always said her granddaughters married angels and I believe she was right!! We are all here for you Kay, Clayton, Julie ( Jordon and Olivia), Josh and Kels!! Much love!!❤️❤️

  5. Kay, Kelly, Josh, and Clayton,
    I can’t even begin to imagine the pain you are going through right now. Although I didn’t know your dad super well, I do know that he always had a smile on his face. He certainly passed that smile and zest for being happy on to each of you! May you cherish the memories always. Sending prayers of comfort for all of you up to God above. 💗

  6. Kay, Kel, Josh, Clayton, Julie & kids…
    Words can not describe the pain and sorrow I feel for you all. Hairball was 1 of a kind and always could make anyone laugh. His smile always brightened the room. Please let me know if I can help or do anything!! Much love and deepest sympathy to you all!!

  7. Kay and family – so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Treasure the memories. Ann & Mike Kuboushek

  8. Kay and family,
    My heart is breaking for you all on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. Ray was a high school classmate of mine and a gentle, sweet spirited, kind person. May God Grant you His peace and comfort during this difficult time. In Him, Barbara Monroe/Schuchman

  9. Kay and family, so very sorry to hear this. Cherish all the memories and they will help you through this very difficult time. Mark and Lynn Scott

  10. Kay and family, Gene and I were sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. He was such a great person and will. be missed by everyone who knew him.

  11. Years ago, Harry put a new kitchen on my house, but even better than that, he used some scrap lumber to build a temporary step so I wouldn’t have to jump in and out of the back door. I kept that step for years as a reminder of one person’s thoughtfulness. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family.
    Cathy Humpal

  12. Josh and family, Carol and I are sending you prayers and sympathy at the loss of a loved one, remember all the good times you had with Harry and keep them close to your heart. Dean & Carol Mitchell

  13. In the short time I knew Harry, I came to understand the pride he took in his work, his family, his friends and his community. Celebrating the life of a good man and mourning his passing with you.
    Patti Olsen

  14. Kay, so sorry for your loss. Trust in the Lord and he will get you through these times.
    Thanks for all your help at the bank. Daryl Davis

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