Philip W. Snyder — Spring Valley

Funeral services for Philip W. Snyder will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley, located 1/2 mile west of Kwik Trip, with the Pastors Joe Haynes and Ben Snyder officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church on Thursday. Burial will take place at the Millet Cemetery, Sumner Township, Fillmore County,

Philip Snyder, 80, of Spring Valley, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth in Rochester.

He was born June 25, 1934, in New Triopli, Pa., to Webster and Thelma (Lenhart) Snyder. He joined the United Sates Army and served as a paratrooper in Beirut from 1957-1959. On Jan. 4, 1958, he was united in marriage to Isabel Troutman in Rehrersburg, Pa. They lived in Kempton and New Tripoli, Pa., before moving to the Spring Valley area in 1975. Isabel passed away in June 1990.

Philip was remarried to Suzan Vacha at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They were later divorced.

Philip farmed in the Spring Valley area for many years, he enjoyed playing cards, Rumikub, following the Minnesota Twins, spending time with his grandkids and growing potatoes.

He is survived by his children, Sylvia (Dave) Johnson, of Bloomington, Andrew (Lisa) Snyder, of Epworth, Iowa, Roseanne (David) Fussell, of Port Richey, Fla., Karen (Matt) Olson, of Rochester, Nathan Snyder, of Pine Island, and a son-in-law, Brian Sauer, of Spring Valley; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Elaine Rehmann, of Louisiana, Doris (John) Klint, of Pennsylvania, Debrah German, of Pennsylvania, and Ira (Lois) Snyder, of Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Isabel, and daughter, Phyllis Sauer.

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