DoLores M. Snyder, 80, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital, Atlantic, Iowa.
DoLores (Lori) Marie Snyder was born March 18, 1933, the second daughter of Roy Samuel and Mary Lucille (Marcum) McNutt in McCook, Nebraska. She attended Red Willow County rural schools and McCook Jr. and Sr. High Schools, graduating in 1950. She attended McCook College studying elementary teaching, with a minor in state and local government. Lori was a certified Librarian. She was employed by State Farm Insurance for 16 years, Glenwood State Hospital-School for 6 years and Cass County Memorial Hospital for 27 years.
Lori served as District 7 President of the American Legion Auxiliary, and State President of the Iowa Admitting Association. She served on the Brayton City Council for 9 years and was mayor for 5 years. Lori served on the Salem Lutheran Foundation Board for many years. She was a member of the Brayton Lutheran Church and served two terms on the Brayton Lutheran Church Council. She was an active member and past president of the Brayton Woman of the ELCA.
Lori and Jens Hansen were married December 15, 1978, and made their home in Brayton. He passed away May 18, 2001.
Lori married Merle A. Snyder in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 7, 2005, and made their home in Anita and Atlantic, Iowa.
Lori enjoyed crocheting and genealogy. She was thrilled each time she located a new family member and contacted them. She was devoted and selfless and did everything she could for her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jens Hansen; husband, Merle Snyder; brothers, Murel McNutt and Gerald McNutt; sister, LaVerne Marie McNutt; brother-in-law, Ottas Tyson; sister-in-law, Shirley McNutt; two step-grandchildren; and adopted daughter, Elizabeth Ann Wickizer.
Surviving Lori are her adopted daughter, Mary Lynette and her husband Shon Young of Lewis, IA; step-daughters, Patricia Hansen of Atlantic, IA and Joni Bieker of Wiota, IA; step-sons, Julian (Barb) Snyder and Merlin Snyder both of Indianapolis, IN and Gary Snyder (Marla) of Columbus, IN; brother, Herb (Kae) McNutt of Kearney, NE; sister, Rita Ann Tyson of Blackfoot, ID; sisters-in-law, Mary McNutt of Tulsa, OK and Helen McNutt of McCook, NE; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation with family will be from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Atlantic, Iowa.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Brayton Lutheran Church in Brayton, Iowa, with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery west of Brayton, Iowa.