Gene Alan Snyder, 84, of Grand Meadow, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

He was born Sept. 11, 1928, in Austin, the son of Peter and Julia (Guiney) Snyder. He later moved to Grand Meadow and served in the United States Army in Korea, where he attained the rank of sergeant. He lived with his wife Addie in rural Grand Meadow for 57 years until three days prior to his death.

Mr. Snyder enjoyed woodworking, reading, Westerns, fishing and agriculture. His career included farming, carpentry, machining and ag-related sales, which he especially enjoyed. Most of all, he delighted in spending time with his wife and family.

He is survived by his wife, Adeline "Addie" (Malecek) Snyder of Grand Meadow; two daughters, Laurie Snyder of Rochester and Kim (Russ) Bultman of Eufaula, Okla.; one daughter-in-law, Candace (Reed) Snyder of Spring Valley; seven grandchildren, Craig (Lari) Meyer, Thomas Lantz, Anna (D.J.) Werner, Lindsey Snyder, Pamela Sherman, Katie Thorie, and Emmy (Gabe) Bly; a great-granddaughter ,Haley Mattsen; two sisters, Sr. Ruth Snyder of Rochester and Mariah Snyder of the Twin Cities; one brother, Paul (Irene) Snyder of Grand Meadow; and sister-in-law, Alice Snyder of Grand Meadow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son John "J.T." Snyder, three sisters Mary, Catherine and Angie, and two brothers, John and Joseph.

Funeral Mass was held Thursday, June 13, at St. Finbarr Catholic Church in Grand Meadow with the Rev. Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow was in charge of arrangements.