February 12, 2014


Kenny Snyder, 77, of Breda, died early Monday morning, Feb. 10, 2014 at the Carroll Health Center.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda. Celebrant will be Father Gary Snyder. Music will be by Marilyn Hundling and the St. Bernard choir. Lector for the Mass will be Myrna Snyder. Gift bearers will be Clair Snyder and Julius "Juke" Snyder. Eucharistic minister will be Don Masching. Casket bearers will be Jessica Climer, Derrick Climer, Alex Bowman, Nick Woods, Ryan Woods and Nate Snyder. Burial will be at St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda.

Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Funeral Home in Breda where there will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 7 p.m.

Online condolences may be left for Kenny's family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born April 19, 1936, at Breda, Iowa, Kenneth was a son of Cyril and Anna (Grote) Snyder. He attended St. Bernard Grade School and graduated from St. Bernard High School. On Oct. 10, 1959, he married Janice Siepker at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Carroll, Iowa.

The couple made their home in Breda where Kenny worked at Boeckman Feeds, running the grinder/mixer for 15 years, and later was employed at Agri-Enterprises where he managed the grain and feed operation until his retirement. Kenny loved the Breda community, serving many years on the city council and serving as mayor. He also enjoyed fishing, spending time at his cabin at Lake View, having coffee with his friends and "supervising" the streets of Breda. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Kenny was a member of St. Bernard Church and a former member of the Breda Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife Janice Snyder of Breda; his children: Diane Bowman and husband Scott of Cedar Falls, and Steve Snyder and wife Heather of Ankeny; his grandchildren: Jessica (Derrick) Climer, Alex Bowman, Nick Woods, Ryan Woods, and Nate Snyder; two brothers: Clair (Myrna) Snyder of Breda and Julius "Juke" Snyder of New Hampshire; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Bette Snyder of Carroll, Mary Lou (Gary) Rutten of North Carolina, Larry Siepker of Carroll, Jack Siepker of Carroll, Pat (Charlie) Hill of Carroll, Jane (Bryce) Beede of Wisconsin, Cherie (Rick) Foley of Carroll, and Janie Siepker of Mount Carmel; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters: Vera Kennebeck and Elaine Wiese.