Father Frederick N. Snyder, 90
Father Frederick N. Snyder, age 90, of Assumption, OH, entered into eternal life, Sunday morning, January 1, 2017 at the Ursuline Care Center and Retirement Home. He was born November 1, 1926 in Assumption to Joseph Sr. and Barbara (Mossing) Snyder.
Father Snyder’s most special day in his life was his ordination into the priesthood over 64 years ago on June 7, 1952. Since then, he devoted his life offering the Mass daily and administering the Sacraments.
Following his ordination, he was assigned to the missionary dioceses in Nebraska. In May of 1978, he was appointed state chaplain for the Knights of Columbus in Nebraska, and was appointed Pastor of Holy Cross Church in Bassett, NE on June 30, 1979, with residence in Long Pine, where he served until 1987. He also worked with the Marriage Encounter program for 20 years, and served two years on the National Board.
In 1997, Father Snyder retired from active ministry and returned home where he was granted Senior status and in residence at Holy Trinity in Assumption. In his spare time, Father Snyder enjoyed making crafts and watching sports.
Father Snyder is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lloyd Snyder, James Snyder, Aloysius Snyder, Donald Snyder and Joseph Snyder, Jr.; and his sisters, Mary Theresa Pierce, Betty Lambert, Gertrude Miller, Helen Hildreth, Angela Bodi, Viola Dierkens and Patricia Bronson.
A funeral Mass was held for Father on Wednesday, January 4th in Assumption, OH.
Memorial contributions in honor and memory of Father Snyder may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or Holy Trinity School, 2649 US 20, Swanton, OH 43558.