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Donald E. Snider

Donald E. Snider

Donald Eugene Snider, age 85, of Downsville, peacefully slipped from his earthly form to join his wife, Nancy, in heaven on Monday November 14, 2022.

Don was born May 9, 1937, to Lloyd and Marie (Supri) Snider.  He met the loved of his life, Nancy Thibado, in Downsville, and they were inseparable from then on.  Don served his country in the Army, stationed in Germany during the Cold War.  Don and Nancy lived off base and traveled across Europe, giving them the travel bug and they never slowed down.  Don was an avid fisherman and hunter all his life, the many mounted trophies displayed his skills.  His brother, Leonard was a steady companion and close friend.  Don spent his long working career at Sanna Dairies.  His charm, good looks, and endless wit were trademarks that endeared him to all.  He will be missed by his family, many an old friend, but no less by those who recently cared for his needs at The Neighbors of Dunn County and his last hours at Mayo Clinic-Menomonie.  His kind, enduring personality made his special in the hearts of all he met.

Don is survived by his brothers, Leonard (Mary Ann), Lyle (Jean) and his sister, Rita Updyke, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Nancy, several siblings and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday November 29, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. John Mano officiating, followed by a luncheon with the gathering of friends at the Dunn Town Hall in Downsville.  Burial will be at a later time at Riverview Cemetery in Downsville. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.



  1. LeAnn Swanson

    I enjoyed getting to know Don while at Neighbors. He played a great game of Kings corners with us.

  2. Ann Straily

    RIP. I hope there is great fishing in heaven for you and Nancy to enjoy. Love, The Straily Family

  3. Lida Buck

    We will miss you Don!

  4. Sally Wolfe

    May you find peace now. Back with Nancy bet she was waiting too rest in peace my dear man.

  5. Teresa Wasileski

    Love you Uncle Don..I have lots of Great Childhood Memories I will always hold in my ???? heart

  6. Tammy Engen

    RIP Uncle Don, you will be missed????

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