Lewis Bartlett "Bart" Snyder of Oberlin, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was 67 years old.
Bart was born on Nov. 18, 1940, in Grangeville, Idaho to Alvin William and Frances Eileen (Tourelle) Leist. As a young child he and his brother were adopted by Vern Snyder. He graduated from Walla Walla High School, Walla Walla, Wash., in 1958, and attended one year of college.
Bart worked for a number of grocery stores until the mid 1960s. He returned to the family farm near Oberlin and was farming at the time of his death.
He was united in marriage to Mary "Annette" Lepper on Jan. 13, 1984. He was a member of Prairie Chapel Methodist Church. He served on the Sherman Township Board and Cemetery Board. He also served two terms on the Danbury Coop Board.
He loved spending time with his cattle, his dogs and most of all with his grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was his father, Alvin and daughter, Kim Atkinson.
Survivors include his wife, Annette of Oberlin; daughters, Teresa Meitl of Kansas City, Mo.; Yvonne Salvarria and fiancee, Leo Johnson of Queen Creek, Ariz., Tami Ehrman of Blue Hill and Linda and husband, Greg Parde of McCook; sons, Mike Nicholson and wife, Melinda of Moore, Okla., and Jeff Nicholson and wife, Marilea of McCook; his mother, Eileen McClenny of Walla Walla; one brother, Dennis Snyder and wife, Carol of Walla Walla; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous family; and a host of friends.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 11 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel in McCook, with Rev. Doug Hasty officiating. Burial will be in the Sherman Cemetery, rural Oberlin.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.