Lora-Lee Snyder, 1932-2019

Lora-Lee Snyder, 86, of Walkerton, IN, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at her home with her children at her side.

She was born in Chicago, IL, on Sept. 22, 1932, to Albert Frederick II and Elly Jean (Lunde) Nyland.

Lora-Lee was a homemaker. She had a strong faith and was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church for the past 20 years. In her younger years, she taught preschool Sunday school for over 20 years at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Lora-Lee enjoyed attending her Monday and Thursday ladies’ Bible studies, as well as her monthly senior luncheons with her church family. She also enjoyed participating in Christian women’s luncheons and a Christian book club. Lora-Lee was a member of the Monday night ladies’ study, know as the “Bible Babes.” In addition to her church activities, she loved spending time with her family and friends, watching NASCAR, reading, shopping, and playing cards.

On Nov.r 15, 1952, in Chicago, she married Henry Snyder, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children, Dawn Cauffman of LaPorte, IN, Henry (Martha) Snyder of LaPorte, Robert (Terri) Snyder of LaPorte, Edward (Beth) Snyder of Fish Lake, Denise (Mike) Doig of Fish Lake, Debbie (Rodd) Bell of Mill Creek, IN, Andy (Denise) Snyder of Rolling Prairie, IN, Dorene (Paul) Lloyd of Mill Creek, and Diane (Rich) Cruz of Fish Lake; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Snyder of Milwaukee, WI; 23 grandchildren, Michelle (Reefe) Wilson, Kristin (Kurt) Flierl, Shaun (Amy) Snyder, Racheal (Damian) Turner, Symone (Joe) Hetzel, Luke (Nicole) Snyder, Hannah (Nolan) Weeks, James Snyder, Ashley (Ryan) Knoll, Libby (Tabor) Wilson, Kim Snyder, Joshua (Nikki) Snyder, Jonah (Erin) Snyder, Ian (Jimmy) Doig, Sam Doig, Nicole (Tom) Agorichas, Stephanie (Matt) Krueger, Sabrina (Brian) Crail, Caleb Bell, Lauryn Snyder, Paul (Heather) Lloyd, Abigail Lloyd, and Mary Lloyd; 35 great-grandchildren; sister, Norma (Charles) Kesling of Las Vegas, NV; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Stephen and Richard “Duke” Snyder; son-in-law, Doug Cauffman; and brother, Albert F. Nyland III.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 G St., LaPorte, with Pastor Dennis Meyer officiating. Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service. Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte. Interment will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to The Center for Hospice Care, Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545-5234; or Bethany Lutheran Memorial Fund, 102 G St., LaPorte, IN 46350.

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