August 8, 2017


Marvin Snyder, 92, of Carroll, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.  

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll.  The celebrant will be Father Brian Feller.  Mass servers will be great-grandsons Ben Gerken and Grant Gerken. Music will be by Kate Cuddy and the St. Lawrence choir.  Lector for the Mass will be granddaughter Kim Gerken.  Gift bearers will be granddaughters Jackie Brown, Angie Blum and Kelly Kreifels.  Eucharistic minister will be Donna Bachman.  Casket bearers will be grandsons Scott Snyder, Cory Snyder, Ryan Snyder, Andy Snyder, Clark Snyder, Jeff Snyder, Matt Schneider and Nathan Schneider.  Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll with military honors conducted by the Carroll American Legion.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a Christian Wake Service at 6:30 p.m.  Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Church.

Online condolences may be left for Marvin’s family at

Born on Oct. 10, 1924, at Maple River, Iowa, Marvin was a son of Matthew and Minnie (Rutten) Snyder.  He attended country school and later attended Carroll High School.  When Marvin was 17 years old his mother passed away, and his stepmother, Ann Feld, was instrumental in his life.   He served in the U.S. Army and following his honorable discharge returned to the Carroll area. On April 8, 1947, Marvin married Florence Kennebeck at St. Mary Catholic Church in Willey.  The couple made their home in Carroll where Marvin was employed at Heider Manufacturing and following its closing worked for Scranton Manufacturing.  Marvin also worked many years at the Super Car Wash in Carroll.  

Marvin enjoyed playing cards, video card games, reading, doing puzzles, and was an avid baseball fan.  He was a member of St. Lawrence Church and the Carroll American Legion.

Marvin is survived by his children: Bill (Jean) Snyder of Carroll, John (Pat) Snyder of Templeton, Bob (Shirley) Snyder of Carroll, and Barb (Randy) Schneider of Greenwood, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; his sisters: Millie Dion of Carroll and Evelyn (John) Wheeler of Indiana; his stepsister, Esther (Glen) Eich of Omaha; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Ruth Ann Snyder of Carroll, Eugene (Bud) Kennebeck of Carroll, Mary Bernholtz of Carroll, Doris (Bill) Bruggeman of Lidderdale, and Larry (Della) Hinners of Manning; as well as many nieces, nephews, other extended relatives.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Leonard Snyder and Ruddell Snyder; and his stepbrothers: Conrad Feld and Charlie Feld.