Hazel Snyder, 1926-2019

Hazel Mae Snyder, 93, of La Porte, IN, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at her home with family by her side.

She was born in South Bend, IN, on Jan. 17, 1926, to Clem and Ina (Miller) Worthington.

Until 2 years ago, Hazel was a Tourism Specialist at the Indiana State Toll Road, where she received a Governor’s Award for assisting a lady and her family in distress. Hazel was a volunteer at La Porte Hospital and a life member of  VFW Post 1130 Ladies Auxiliary. She loved the Cubs and never met a stranger. Hazel’s children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as other family were her life.

On June 8, 1946, in South Bend, IN, she married Robert, who preceded her in death on April 4, 1997.

Surviving are her children, Robert Michael (Kathleen) Snyder of  La Porte and Deborah L. Burlingham of Reno, NV; 2 grandchildren, Kimberly McPherson and Amber (Josh) Murray, both of La Porte; 3 great-grandchildren, Barron, Moxxi and Signey; 3 siblings, Dory, Sandy and Sam; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter-in-law, Kathleen “Kate” Snyder; siblings, David, Tom, Buzz, Bob, Moni and Lou; 1 grandson, Aaron; and 1 great-grandson, Jake.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte, with Pastor Dave Peery officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home. Interment will take place at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the donor’s choice.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.cutlercares.com.

4 Responses to “Hazel Snyder, 1926-2019”

  1. Kathryn Daniels

    Dec 02. 2019

    Rest in peace Hazel. You deserve it. A wonderful neighbor for so many years.

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    • Nicole Thode

      Dec 03. 2019

      Bob, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Good bye Hazel.. you were a wonderful woman

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  2. Mary

    Dec 03. 2019

    Hazel was a sweet and kind volunteer at the hospital gift shop!
    I remember her well for her kindness! R.i.p. Hazel

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  3. Zane and Kim Wade

    Dec 04. 2019

    Bob, our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May your mom rest in peace.

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