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Matt H. Snyder

Matt H. Snyder, age 93, formerly of Sioux Falls, SD and Larchwood, IA passed away on July 3, 2016 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Matt was born on August 14, 1922 to Frank and Nellie (Janssen) Snyders of Larchwood, Iowa. He was the 5th of ten children. He graduated in 1940 from St. Mary’s High School in Larchwood. He served in the US Army Air Force during WW II and was awarded 6 bronze stars for air offensive campaigns in Europe. After the war, he married his high school sweetheart, Mavis McGuire, at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD. To this marriage of 66 years were born five children. After retirement in 1985, they spent six months of each year in AZ. He had good health throughout his life and resided with his sons and families after his wife, Mavis, died in 2012.

Grateful for having shared his life are sons, Lee (Susan) Snyder and children, Jessica and Matt of Glenwood Springs; Frank (Michelle) and Tom (Sharon) Snyder of Aberdeen, SD; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis McGuire Snyder, daughters, Janis and Sue (Reinders) and son-in-law, Chuck. Visitation/Vigil Service, and Funeral Mass/Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and cemetery in Larchwood, IA this Sunday and Monday.


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