Daniel J. Snyder, 82, died June 23, 2013 at his residence in Dodge City. He was born on February 15, 1931 at Herington, the son of Ben R. and Merle (Donmyer) Snyder.

Daniel J. Snyder, 82, died June 23, 2013 at his residence in Dodge City. He was born on February 15, 1931 at Herington,  the son of Ben R. and Merle  (Donmyer) Snyder.
Mr. Snyder was a graduate of Colby High School and later attended Garden City Community College. After college he was employed with AT&T in Dodge City, where he later became a supervisor. He remained there for thirty three years. He later worked part-time for the Pony Express Company in Dodge City. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Navy. He married Benita Seib on June 22, 1957 in Garden City. She survives. Daniel and Benita had just celebrated their fifty sixth wedding anniversary one day before he passed away.
He was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City, the Knights of Columbus Council # 2795, Garden City, where he received both third and fourth degrees,  a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 2955, in Dodge City, and a former member of the American Legion, and Lions Club of Dodge City.
Survivors include his wife, Benita Snyder, Dodge City, three sons, Stephen Snyder and wife Nancy, Dodge City, Daniel J. Snyder Jr.and wife Karen, Glendale, Arizona; Kenneth Snyder, Anthum, Arizona; three daughters, Sharon Tompkins, and husband Tim, Dodge City, Patricia Pieschl and husband Anthony, Brookville, Karen Snyder, Dodge City, one sister JoAnn Dimmitt, Salina; and twelve grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Harry Snyder.
Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, June 27, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City.  Funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.  with Rev. Ted Skalsky presiding.  Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M. Friday, at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Ness City.  Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, on Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 12:00 PM til 5:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Prairie, Dodge City, in care of the funeral home.  Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.