Father Snyder's body will lie in repose at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 4th from 2 until 6:15 pm
Father Frederick N. Snyder, age 90, of Assumption, Ohio, entered into eternal life, Sunday morning, January 1, 2017 at the Ursuline Care Center and Retirement Home. He was born November 1, 1926 in Assumption to Joseph Sr. and Barbara (Mossing) Snyder.
Father Snyder's most special day in his life was his ordination into the priesthood over 64 years ago on June 7, 1952. Since then, he devoted his life offering the Mass daily and administering the Sacraments.
Following his ordination, he was assigned to the missionary dioceses in Nebraska, serving as an Assistant Pastor at St. Mary's Cathedral at Grand Island for 10 months, St. Patrick's in Sidney for 14 months and Holy Rosary Parish in Alliance from 1956-1959. In 1965, he was appointed Pastor at Immaculate Conception in Rushville, Nebraska, where he served 2 years. On April 8, 1967, he was appointed Pastor of St. Anselm's Parish in Anselmo and St. Paul's Mission in Merna, Nebraska. In May of 1978, he was appointed state chaplain for the Knights of Columbus in Nebraska, and was appointed Pastor of Holy Cross Church in Bassett, Nebraska on June 30, 1979, with residence in Long Pine.
On July 1, 1987, Father Snyder was appointed Pastor at St. Francis Church in Ashton, Nebraska and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Choynice, where he also worked with the Marriage Encounter program for 20 years, and served two years on the National Board.
In 1997, Father Snyder retired from active ministry and returned home where he was granted Senior status and in residence at Holy Trinity in Assumption. In his spare time, Father Snyder enjoyed making crafts and watching sports.
Father Snyder is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lloyd Snyder, James Snyder, Aloysius Snyder, Donald Snyder and Joseph Snyder, Jr.; and his sisters, Mary Theresa Pierce, Betty Lambert, Gertrude Miller, Helen Hildreth, Angela Bodi, Viola Dierkens and Patricia Bronson.
Father Snyder's body will be received at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4th and will lie in repose from 2:00 until 6:15 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. His body will lie in repose from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. in the church on Thursday, January 5th, where a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. with the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas presiding. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Assumption.
Memorial contributions in honor and memory of Father Snyder may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or Holy Trinity School, 2649 US 20, Swanton, OH 43558.
Residence: Assumption, Ohio
Rosary Service: 6:30 pm Wednesday, January 4th
Mass of Resurrection: Thursday, January 5th at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery in Assumption