Michael Snider always had a project

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Michael Snider, 85, of Ft. Yates, N.D., passed away Oct. 16, 2012, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 20, 2012, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ft. Yates with Fr. Basil Atwell officiating.
Burial was at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.
Michael was born May 17, 1927, to Louis and Rose (Thomas) Snider in Ft. Yates. He graduated from Ft. Yates High School. Michael served in the U.S. Navy in 1945 and 1946. Thereafter, he graduated from North Dakota State School of Science.
Michael married Marilyn Condon in 1955 and they had six children. His children are grateful for his love, strength, wisdom and humor. He was a man of great integrity, who would do anything for his family. He enjoyed landscaping his yard, working in his garden, shopping at Menards, reading the newspaper and watching rodeos and baseball. He always had a project.
He served as a Sioux County official from 1950 through 1991. He held several positions, including those of register of deeds, county auditor, clerk of district court, and as county treasurer frmm 1957 through his retirement in 1991. He was the longest-standing member of the Albert Grass American Legion Post #173.
Michael is survived by his children, Jon (Shirley), Joseph, Lori (Brian), Joan (Tim, who was also his best friend), Gary (Vina) and Michelle (David); grandchildren, Kyle, Michael, Tyler, Kelli, Joseph Jr., Kolan, Jennifer, Louis, Thomas, Ryan, Laurie, Brandon and Larissa; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Pete and Leo Snider; and sisters, Rose Skaaden and Linda Metzger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Rose; wife, Marilyn; brothers, William, Joe, Jack and Kenneth; sister, Dorothy; grandchildren, Amanda and Joseph; and great-grandchildren, Baylee and Genesis.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to DaWise-Perry Funeral Services of Mandan. Michael’s guestbook can be signed at www.dawiseperry.com.

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