Robert B. 'Slats' Snyder

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Funeral services for Robert B. "Slats" Snyder, 90, will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Warner Chapel in Spencer.

Rev. Thomas Van Tassell will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Mr. Snyder passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Robert B. "Slats" Snyder, the son of Dewey and Francis (Johnson) Snyder, was born Oct. 22, 1921, in Spencer. His childhood years were spent in Spencer, where he received his education, graduating from Spencer High School.

Following his schooling, he entered the military an served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, until his honorable discharge.

After his return to Spencer, he worked for short time in the Clay County Recorder's Office, before beginning his career in the laundry business. His career was interrupted for one year, when he was called back to serve his country once more during the Korean War.

Slats married Corinne Dalsgaard in the fall of 1950, in Spencer. Throughout most of their married life, they resided in Spencer, where he was a partner and general manager at A and M Laundry for 26 years.

Later, they moved to Mesa, Ariz., the Lakes area and then back to Spencer. Slats managed several apartments in Spencer for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Corinne on Nov. 24, 1999; and one son, John.

Left to cherish his memory are one son, Tom Snyder, and his wife, Jan, of Sibley; one daughter, Suzy Johnson, and her husband, Brian, of Minneapolis; two grandchildren, Eric Snyder and Sara Stuessy and her husband, Brian, all of Iowa City; other relatives; and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.