In Memory

(Jan) William 'Al' Snider

William “Al” Snider

William “Al” Snider. 68, of Dexter died Feb. 27, 2005. after an extended illness. He was born April 10, 1936, in Lansing, to Bessie and Walter Snider.

          Mr. Snider moved to Alanson in 1957 and married Nola Kitchen in 1958. Three years later, the couple moved to Dexter, where Mr. Snider spent the remainder of his life.

          Mr. Snider was employed by the University of Michigan, retiring in 1998 after 21 years of service. He was very passionate about life and enjoyed golfing and the outdoors. He also enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and his many friends.

          Mr. Snider is survived by his wife, Nola; five children, Virginia Ann (Greg) Keniston of Saline, Jill Marie (Robert) Snider-meyer of Franklin, Wis., Sally Lee (Greg) Costa of Pensacola, Fla., Tina Louise (Keith) Dettloff of Holly, and Al Donald (Elizabeth) Snider of Brighton.

          He is also survived by three brothers, Curtis (Mary) Snider of Lansing, Claude (Sherri) Snider of Hastings and Larry (Faye) Perfitt of Lansing;four sisters, Beatrice (Ted) Kilvington, Frances Wallace and Gladys (Larry) Cataline, all of Lansing, and Lydia (Richard) Ostrander of Jackson; and nine grandchildren.

          Mr. Snider was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Bessie; brothers Michael, Walter, and Douglas Snider; and sister Beth Misner.

          The family would like to extend a special thank you to Medilodge of Howell, Unit 1, and Lighthouse Hospice for the compassionate care he was given. Al will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

          A memorial service was held yesterday at the Hosmer-Muehlig Funeral Chapel in Dexter.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Dexter High School Baseball Team, 2200 North Parker Road, Dexter, MI 48130.

Published in the Chelsea Standard, March 3, 2005.