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James H. “Jim” Snyder
Nov. 29, 2021
James H. “Jim” Snyder, 79, of Effingham, Kansas, died Nov. 26, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Jim was born Jan. 8, 1942, in Horton, Kansas, the son of Walter Scott and Clara Mae (Hawk) Snyder. He attended the Rose Valley Grade School and Muscotah Grade School before graduating from the Atchison County Community High School in 1959.
Jim worked as a dairy farmer in the Effingham Community for most of his life. He served in the Army National Guard. He was a past board member of the USD # 377 School Board, a member of the DHIA Board for Atchison County and a member of the Atchison County Dairy Board. Jim enjoyed participating in tractor pulls and talking to and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a wonderful, husband, dad, and grandpa to his family and will be greatly missed.
Jim was married to Patricia A. “Pat” Kloepper Sept. 30, 1961, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lancaster. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his children Kathy (Jim) Hawk, Joe (Rhonda) Snyder, James H. (Jennifer) Snyder, Jr., and Debbie (Mike) Warriner, all of Effingham; a brother Gerald (Retta) Snyder, Everest; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. His parents, and stepfather, Elmer Page, preceded him in death.
Casual attire is requested for attending the graveside services and burial at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Non. 30, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Effingham with Rev. Seth Montgomery officiating. The family invites family and friends to join them after the graveside service for a meal at 8600 Haskell Rd (shed south of Kelli and Justin Bottorff’s). Friends may call to view Jim and sign the register on Nov 29, from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Becker Chapel, 402 3rd St, Effingham.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the March of Dimes or the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
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