Joan M. Snyder

August 16, 1944 ~ November 27, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Joan Snyder Obituary

Joan M. Snyder, age 78 of Lake City passed away November 27, 2022  at home surrounded by her family.

Joan was born August 16, 1944  in Forest Township of Missaukee County to Nick and Margaret (Parks) Helsel.

She was united in marriage on December 17, 1960 to Leonard S. Snyder and he preceded her in death March 22, 2011.

Joan was born and raised into a Christmas tree industry family and learned what it meant to be part of a family business.  Her work ethics were instilled into her from an early age. She was small in stature, but truly a hard worker and her family attests to that.

Joan was famous for her homemade chocolate cake and being the homemaker that she was, most everything served at her table was from scratch. She enjoyed her garden and loved the seasons and the out of doors. Joan was a member of the Morey Community Church and was a very loving and caring person to everyone.

Joan is survived by her three children: Mike (Mary) Snyder of Lake City, Patty (Louie)   Peterson of East Jordan and Susan (Brett) Jenkins of Lake City, twelve grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.  She is also survived by three sisters: Joyce Bourgeois of Mt. Pleasant, Sandra (Terry) Ames of Freeland and Carol (Jimmy) Hejnal of Lake City and a brother, Doug (Sheila) Helsel of Lake City.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held 1:00 pm on May 20, 2023 at the Pioneer Township Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Pioneer Township Hall. 

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Celebration of Life
May 20, 2023

4:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pioneer Township Hall
Moorestown Road
Lake City, MI 49651

Graveside Service
May 20, 2023

Pioneer Township Cemetery
Moorestown Rd
Moorestown, MI 49651


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