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John O. Snyder
September 5, 1943 ~ July 28, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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John O. Snyder, 79, of LaFontaine, Indiana passed away at 10:35 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2023, at his residence. He was born on September 5, 1943, to John E. and Marguerite (Engelman) Snyder in Huntington, Indiana.
John was a 1961 graduate of Andrews High School. He was a farmer and worked as a mechanic at the Marion VA Medical Center. John was a member of the Wabash County Izaak Walton League and was an avid high school football fan of Southwood and Northfield.
John is survived by Gaya (Nelson) Snyder; two sons, John "Mitch" (Michelle) Snyder of Wabash, Indiana, Michael (Tiffany) Snyder of LaFontaine, Indiana; two daughters, Heather Maxwell of Kouts, Indiana, Leslie Snyder of Lakeside Park, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, Jacob Snyder, Benjamin Snyder, Lauren Marguerite Maxwell, Samuel Maxwell, Brady Swain, Gracey Snyder, Charley Snyder, Mallory Snyder; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Woody. He is preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Andrew Maxwell; two brothers, Bill and Charlie Snyder; two sisters, Wilma Dean Hacker and Barbara Boone.
Funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 with Pastor Susan Shambaugh officiating. Burial will follow at LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be 3 hours prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials can be directed to the Southwood Football Alumni or Wabash Co. Izaak Walton League in care of McDonald Funeral Homes.
McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, have been trusted with John Snyder's final arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com