1916-2018

May 25, 2018

Alita Snyder, 101, of Breda, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at her home in Breda.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda. The celebrant will be Father Mark Stoll. Music will be by Marilyn Hundling and the St. Bernard choir. Lectors for the Mass will be Joe Snyder and Ron Snyder. Alita’s granddaughters will present the offertory gifts. Casket bearers will be Alita’s grandsons. Burial will be at St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at Sharp Funeral Home in Breda where there will be a Christian Wake Service at 5:30 p.m.

Online condolences may be left for Alita’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born on July 19, 1916, in Carroll, Iowa, Alita was a daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Olbertz) Reinart. She spent her younger years in Carroll and graduated from St. Angela Academy in 1934. On Feb. 16, 1942, Alita married Edgar Snyder at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Carroll. Following their marriage the couple made their home northeast of Breda. Alita assisted her husband with their grain and livestock operation and also raised their children. Edgar and Alita moved into the Breda community in 1978. She was an avid Iowa State Cyclones and St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed watching all sports. Alita loved spending time with her grandchildren and her children. She was a member of St. Bernard Church in Breda.

Alita is survived by her children: Joe (Marilyn) Snyder of Leavenworth, Kansas, Ron (Pat) Snyder of San Leandro, California, Tim (Kathi) Snyder of Breda, Ann (Russ) Polking of Tiffin, and Marty (Carol) Snyder of Breda; her daughter-in-law, Nancy Snyder of Wichita, Kansas; her son-in-law, Randy Holdren of Maxwell; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; her sister, Lucinda Ocken of Florida; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.

Alita was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edgar, in 2009; her daughter Debra Holdren in 2008; and her son Jim Snyder in 2016.