HERINGTON - Norman H. Snyder, 94, long time resident of Herington, died Thursday, February 16th, 2017, at the Herington Municipal Hospital. He was born on August 12, 1922, at Herington, the son of Henry E. and Mary (Berg) Snyder.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Herington. Military Committal will follow at the Sunset Hill Cemetery. Mr. Snyder will lie in state Tuesday, from 2pm until 7pm at the Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington Chapel.
Mr. Snyder was a Locomotive Engineer for the Rock Island Railroad. He was a lifelong member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Masonic Bodies; Blue Lodge, Chapter & Commandery, Isis Shrine, and the Mini Trains of the Tri-County Shrine Club. He was also a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion both of Herington. He and his wife Naomi were very big supporters of Herington and the Tri-County Community, and were supporters of the Herington Motel Group, LLC. He served as Vice-Chairman of “The Rock Island Employees Hospital Association. Norman was a charter member of the Tri-County Historical Society and President Emeritus. He graduated from Herington High School class of 1942.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II; serving in New Guinea, Southern Philippines, and Luzon. He was a Sergeant with the Infantry, and received his Honorable Discharged on October 28, 1945.
Married Naomi D. Michler on January 9, 1946, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Herington; she survives of Herington. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by two (2) brothers: Delphos (1969), Francis (1988) , two (2) sisters: Julie Ann Snyder (died in infancy in 1915), Gloria Hanschu (died-February 5, 2017); and his parents (Henry in 1961, and Mary in 1998 at the age of 104).
Memorials to the St. Paul Lutheran Church; and may be sent to the Zeiner Funeral Home - Herington Chapel, 404 S Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.