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1946 James 2016

James Snyder

April 7, 1946 — May 7, 2016

James Robert Snyder, 70, of Adair, Iowa, died Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Jim was born April 7, 1946, in Hampton, Iowa, to Robert H. and Opal A (Anderson) Snyder. He grew up in Dows, Iowa, and graduated from Dows Community School in 1964. He attended Hamilton's Business College and graduated with a degree in business. Jim joined the US Air Force in 1967 and served in Viet Nam, separating from the service in 1971.

Jim was married to Peggy Simonson August 23, 1969, in Popular, MT. He was employed at Snyder Implement then owned and operated OK Hardware in Dows, IA. He also worked as a rural mail carrier in Dows and Casey, IA, retiring in 2010. Jim was married to Constance Marie Dill on May 5, 2006.

Jim was a city councilman in Adair having been elected in 2012 and still serving. He attended both Casey United Methodist Church in Casey, IA and Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Adair, IA.

Jim coached multiple sports at the Adair-Casey Jr-Sr High School as well as being a volunteer at the school and Glenn Anderson's right hand man. He and Connie were active at the school taking care of the time clocks and books for basketball games, running the chains at the football games and being spotters in the press box for football. While coaching, it was not uncommon to hear Jim say, "Unhook the Plow." He also enjoyed golfing, mowing and attending other school events.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

James is survived by his wife, Constance of Adair, IA; a son, Paul Snyder of Thornton, CO; a daughter, Alison McFarland of Adair, IA; a step-daughter, Suzanne (Tim) Caltrider of Adair, IA; a step-son, Ryan (Jill) Klemish of Exira, IA; grandchildren, London Vais, Wyatt Vais, Brooke Caltrider, Paige Caltrider, Cara Caltrider, Leaya Klemish and Mya Klemish; a brother, John (LeAnn) Snyder of Dows, IA; a niece, Kaylee (Sean) Bedford of Estes Park, CO; and a nephew, Tony (Elicia) Snyder of Canton, IL.

Visitation with family will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016, at the Adair-Casey High School in Adair, IA.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Adair-Casey High School in Adair, IA.

Burial will be in Sunnyhill Cemetery in Adair, IA., with military honors by the Adair VFW Post #8877 and Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard from Omaha, Nebraska.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to family's wishes is preferred.


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