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Jerry Snyder Sr.

November 28, 1959 February 6, 2020
Jerry Snyder Sr.
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Obituary for Jerry Snyder Sr.

Jerry Michael Snyder Sr., 60, of Michigan City, passed away unexpectedly at 7:04 p.m., Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Franciscan Health Hospital.

He was born November 28, 1959, in Calumet City, IL, to Raymond and Norma Jean (Jernigan) Snyder.

Jerry honorably served his country in the United States Army. He was a long-time resident of Whiting, Indiana. Jerry was a simple man who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

On November 5, 1979, in Houston, Texas, he married his soulmate, Patricia (Finley) Snyder, who preceded him in death August 23, 2017.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Johnny, Joe and Lance Snyder; infant brother, David Wayne Snyder; and one niece, Carrie Snyder.

Surviving are his four beautiful children, Jerry Snyder Jr. of Lowell, Valerie (David) Nazimek of Portage, Tina Urban of Mississippi and Charles Snyder of Michigan City; one brother, Norman Snyder of Arkansas; six grandchildren, Zachary, Michael, Lucas, Victoria, Aiden and McKenzie; aunt, Bessie Jernigan; and cousin, JoAnne (Ernie) Newman.

Cremation will take place. A private celebration of life will be held. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.

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Memorial contributions may be directed to the Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 1320 Earl Road, Michigan City, Indiana, 46360 in memory of Jerry Snyder Sr.

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