As Janice Snyder took her last breath, she prayed “Thy will be done.” Janice may not have had an easy life, but she never turned her back on God. She believed her life would truly begin after her passing. She returned home at age 83, on Monday, September 7th, 2020 at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown. A special thank you to all Southridge and Mary Greeley Staff.
Funeral services for Janice will be Monday, September 14th at 3:00 P.M. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home, with burial immediately following at Strand Lutheran Cemetery in Dunbar. A visitation will take place Sunday, September 13th from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Memorials may be directed to Liberty Baptist Church, 1503 Iowa Ave E., Marshalltown. For additional questions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234.
Born Janice Kay Waltemeyer on March 3, 1937, in Marshalltown, she was the daughter of Mansell “Curly” and Evelyn Waltemeyer. She graduated from Marshalltown High School. Janice was united in marriage to Robert Eugene Snyder Sr. on September 16, 1961, in Omaha, NE until his passing in 2004. Together they resided in Dunbar and raised 5 children.
In high school, Janice worked at the hospital in dietery. Later she was employed for 20 years at Heartland Management before working with her son, Clay, in construction, which she truly loved. Janice had a faith that was unshakeable and many of her interests revolved around the church. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and Dunbar Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school several years. She enjoyed taking care of her best friend and sister in Christ, Betty. Janice loved being a Girl Scout leader, cutting coupons and sending cards to her loved ones. She adored her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an incredibly strong woman with a positive outlook on life. She always accepted life as it happened and her favorite saying was “it is what it is.” Janice’s heart was so big and even in her final days, she wanted to make sure that her family and the other residents were going to be ok.
Left to cherish her memory is her children: Clay (Rhea) Snyder, of Gilman, Mark Snyder, of Marshalltown, Robert (Jeanne) Snyder, of Gilman and Sarah Snyder, of Newton; grandchildren: Shawna (Eric), of Davenport, Jessica (Travis), of Spokane, Charleen, of Gilman, Andrea, of Florida, Danielle, of Laurel, Samantha, of Arizona, Chris, of Arizona, Amber (Jake), of Grinnell, Mark Jr, of Grinnell, Christian, of Gilman, Chelsea and Cheyenne, both of Newton; many great grandchildren and her beloved pets Tippy, Rufus and Bella.
Janice is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Snyder; daughter, Tonya Snyder; her parents, Evelyn and Curly Waltemeyer and her brother Jerry Waltemeyer.