Edwin Snider, 1934-2016

Published 10:17 am Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Edwin S. Snider, 81, of Blooming Prairie died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Edwin Sylvester was born Sept. 13, 1934, in Newry Township, to Frank and Mary (McConnell) Snider. Ed grew up on a farm just south of Blooming Prairie and attended Blooming Prairie Schools. He was united in marriage to Lillian Lavon DeRaad Nov. 3, 1955, at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie. For 35 years Ed worked as a custodian for the Blooming Prairie Public Schools, retiring in 1991. For many years following his retirement he did maintenance work and mowing for St. Columbanus Catholic Church. He enjoyed watching television, fishing and snowmobiling. Ed loved family gatherings and playing cards — especially 500 and Canasta. In 2004 Ed and Lillian moved from the farm into Blooming Prairie. He has been a resident of Prairie Manor Care Center since 2010.

Edwin Snider

Edwin Snider

Edwin is survived by his son, Greg (Gloria) Snider of Blooming Prairie; daughters Pam (Randy) Seykora of rural Owatonna and Debra Trom of Pringle, South Dakota; six grandchildren, Amy Snider, and special friend, Micah Andrews, Kristine Trom and fiancée, Patrick Spindler, Jeremy Snider, and special friend, Erin Finholdt, Jennifer (Jesse) Duholm, Steven (Heidi) Seykora and Stacy (Andy) Anderson; his great-grandchildren; brother, Lyle (Barb) Snider of Owatonna; sisters Mercedes (Ray) Stanke of Owatonna, Loretta Wurst of Blooming Prairie and Betty Jensen of Owatonna; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Lillian; infant son, Edwin; parents; brothers Garth, Simon and Robert; and sisters Gertrude, Dorothy and Rita.

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Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie. The Rev. Thomas Niehaus will officiate. Interment will be in the St. Columbanus Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Worlein-Blooming Prairie Funeral Home and will continue from 10 a.m. to the time of the service Wednesday morning at the church. There will be a 7 p.m. parish rosary recited Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Services were pre-arranged and performed by Worlein-Blooming Prairie Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.