Sammy S. Snyder, 76

Sammy S. Snyder, 76, of North Manchester, died at 8:45 p.m., Sunday, July 30, 2017, at his home. 

He was born April 4, 1941, in Fort Wayne, to Clifford and Ruth (Landfair) Snyder.

Sammy was a 1959 graduate of Manchester High School; he then received his Bachelor's Degree from Case Western Reserve Institute of Technology.  He owned and operated Snyder Ford in North Manchester for 28 years, retiring in November of 2000.  He married Ann Johnson on March 11, 2005, in Burlington, Ky. 

He was a member of St. Robert's Catholic Church, and the Deming Masonic Lodge, both in North Manchester.  He recently was the bookkeeper at Friermood's Tire in North Manchester.  Sammy was an avid New York Yankee and Indianapolis Colts fan, and was a Colts season ticket holder.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Snyder of North Manchester, two children, David (Kylie) Snyder of North Manchester, and Faith (Kevin) Wagoner of Claypool; seven step-children, Steve (Michele) Kastner of Southern Pines, N.C., Debra (Doug) Lance of Marion, Janet (Kent) Terrell, and Jill (Heath) Medsger both of North Manchester, David Kastner of San Diego, California, Melissa (Shad) Funk of Huntington, and Melanie (Andy) Trickle of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, Teegan Snyder of North Manchester, Aspyn Wagoner and Bryttin Wagoner both of Claypool; 22 step-grandchildren, Rylie Rickert, McKenna Rickert, Brandon Kastner, Ryan Kastner, Chris Lance, Jordan Lance, Jacob Lance, Luke Lance, Sydni Burton, Liza Terrell, Lille Wilson, Noah Terrell, Brittany Fitch, Brayden Bowman, Ike Kastner, Katie Lemming, Kylie Hensley, Korbin Hensley, Hunter Funk, Holdyn Funk, Grace Trickle, and Gavin Trickle; seven great-grandchildren and his sister Susan Trowbridge of North Manchester.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and step-daughter, Jolene Hensley.

Memorial mass will be 10a.m., Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at St. Robert's Catholic Church,1203 East State Road 114, North Manchester, with Father Andrew Curry officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. 

Friends may call 2-8 p.m., Thursday, with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary Service at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester. 

Preferred memorials are Turkey Trot for Jolene Hensley c/o Community Foundation of Wabash County, St. Robert's Catholic Church, or Visiting Nurse & Hospice, Fort Wayne.

The memorial guest book for Sammy may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Aug 01