Funeral Service for Nancy Snyder, 81, of Dickinson will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at Kingdom Hall in Dickinson. Burial will take place 10:00 am Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at Dickinson Cemetery.
Visitation for Nancy will be 1:00 – 3:00 pm Monday, October 9, 2023 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson.
Nancy passed away on October 3, 2023 at St. Benedict’s Health Center in Dickinson.
Nancy Carol Loar was born to her proud parents, Melvin Darrell Loar and Nancy Kathryn Loar on July 29, 1942 in Jackson, Michigan. She was one of seven wonderful children. The family lived in various places around Jackson and Jerome, Michigan. Her father was in WWI trench warfare in France and was exposed to Mustard gas. The effects were with him the rest of his life, and sadly he passed away in January of 1952 when Nancy was just 9 1/2 years old. In his final days, he had been reading and studying the bible. He encouraged his wife and children to keep studying the bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses. His wife Nancy, son David, and daughter Nancy Carol were eventually baptized into the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. When he passed, the loss was heavy on Nancy Carol, she missed her dad deeply. Her brother David was a big part of her life from then on.
Nancy Kathryn was married to Conrad Bernard Granvold on March 29, 1954 at Jackson, Michigan. They moved to Plentywood, Montana. If anyone on this earth could come close to replacing her father, it was Conrad. He loved her as if she was his own. He took her and her mom to many wonderful parks, sites, and tourist destinations throughout the south and southwest United States.
Nancy Carol graduated from Plentywood High School in 1959. She married Raymond Joseph Snyder from Belfield, ND on October 24, 1959. They settled in Dickinson, ND. From 1961 to 1972, they had children Melvin, Darrell, Dennis, Kathy and Jeremy. Nancy Carol was a great mom and was mostly a stay at home mom. During the difficult financial times of the late 1970’s and the first couple years of the 1980’s, she took on employment, while having her hands full with five kids and a husband who worked 40 hours a week, and was also a farmer. She gave of herself and asked for nothing in return. Despite being so busy, she lived her life an active praiser of God’s name by teaching others about the hopes and promises given forth in the bible. She loved to share one of her favorite scriptures in the bible, Revelation 21:1-7. The promise of a healed, paradise earth, with no more pain, suffering, or illness, and to see our resurrected loved ones. She was an expert sewer and knitter for decades, she loved making clothes from patterns for people. She repaired and fixed expertly. Many people came to her for making clothes, fixing, and advice on what to do. Also, people could come to her for tips and learning in knitting and sewing.
In her final days homebound, she absolutely loved getting visits from her precious grandson David Snyder, she loved David very much and granddaughter Alexis Snyder & her husband Tony Haynes with their baby girl Indie Violetta Snyder born January 24, 2022. She deeply loved her sisters Anita and Pearl, her brother Jim, and had a special place in her heart for brother David, his wife Velva, their son Danny, and Danny’s wife Monica and family. She loved all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her brother, David (Velva) Loar of TN; son, Dennis (Stacy) Snyder of Belfield ND; daughter, Kathryn Quillman of Albuquerque NM; son, Jeremy (Bree) Snyder of Dickinson ND; Ralph Poikus and Patty Furuseth of Dickinson ND.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father; two brothers; and three sisters; her husband, Raymond Snyder; son, Melvin Snyder; son, Darrell Snyder.