John Edward Snyder, 63, of Rosalie NE

John Edward Snyder, 63, of Rosalie, Nebraska died Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Omaha, NE.  Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Winnebago, NE; Father Mark Beran will be celebrating mass. Memorial visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE. Burial will be at the cemetery in Walthill NE, with a dinner directly following in Rosalie NE  at the town hall.  Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.  Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender.


John was born on March 31, 1953 to John and Lois (Ross) Snyder in Decatur, NE.  John attended St. Augustine’s Indian Mission School from kindergarten through 8th grade and graduated from Winnebago High School in 1972.  John then attended a trade school in Omaha, NE to become a mechanic. He married Robin Woten in 1974, to this union, three children were born.


During John’s life he was a mechanic, drove school bus for Winnebago Schools, worked for Thurston County Roads Department and HCI.  He spent many years of his life playing slowpitch softball, hosting many fish fry fund raisers and always involved in his community.  In 1998, John and Robin opened Snyder’s Pub in Rosalie.  Snyder’s Pub is a place where friends and family meet to enjoy watching Husker games. John was an avid Husker Sports, Duke Basketball, Bears Football and Yankee Baseball fan.  He also enjoyed collecting things and going to flea markets all over the country including an annual trip to Rutledge, MO.  John was kind hearted and would give the shirt off his back to anyone and spent his life helping others.  John was known to many as “Papa” John, Brother, and “Daga”. The greatest love of his life was his family especially his children, grandchildren, friends, and extended family.


John is survived by his wife, Robin; sons, Chris (fiance Christine Cook) Snyder, Justin (Megan) Snyder; daughter, Brittnie (Sam) Dick; grandchildren, Christopher, Jr., Michael, Darwin, Isaiah, Colleen, JuRay, Brooklyn, Tavian, Kenyan, Kailynn, Jordan, Braylon, Donovan, Jaya, Samryn, Saigen, Corey, and Tobyn.  He is also survived by a nephew, Darwin (Susan) Snyder and  their children;  Jason, Teisha and Keisha; and a niece, Jan (Monty) Hawk.


John was proceeded in death by his parents, John and Lois; brothers, Wendal “Butch”, Joseph, Lawarence “Punch”; sister, Mary Lou Neill; father-in-law, Richard Woten; brother-in-law, Richard Woten, Jr., brother-in-law Arlin E. Neill

John Snyder

John Snyder

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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