Ella Emily Irene Snyder, 79 of Breckenridge, MN died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous two year battle with cancer. Funeral services are Wednesday, August 10 at 11:00 am at Breckenridge Lutheran Church. Pastor Mark Manning is officiating. Visitation is at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge on Tuesday, August 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Interment is at Riverside Cemetery in Breckenridge.
Ella was born on September 24, 1931 to Roy and Rose (Koll) Kiel in Roberts County, South Dakota. She attended school in Hankinson, ND. She had many fond memories of her childhood but among the best were the times spent dancing with her grandpa Koll. On February 11, 1956 Ella was united in marriage to Glen A. Snyder at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hankinson, ND. They made their home and raised their seven children in Breckenridge. Her vocation in life was to be a wife and mother and she was devoted to both. Later in life, she had the privilege of taking care of her grandchildren and she also worked at the Ole' Kettle and the F & M Restaurant. She retired in 2003.
Ella enjoyed cooking, baking, candy making and embroidering. She liked playing bingo and going to the casino. She treasured the time spent with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and sharing in their successes. She loved to watch basketball, especially when her grandsons were playing. Ella hosted many family events at her home; of which her family has many cherished memories. Ella will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Panwalker and the rest of the wonderful staff at the Roger Maris Cancer Center. They would also like to thank the doctors and staff at St. Francis Medical Center. A special thanks to Hospice and specially Jill Shelstad for the wonderful care that they provided her at the end of her journey.
Ella is survived by her children Russel (Linda) snyder of Battle Lake , MN; Beverly Albrecht of Raymond, MN; Richard (Rebecca) Snyder of Breckenridge, MN; Vickie (Marlin) Wentz of Breckenridge, MN; Bradley Snyder of Breckenridge, MN; Lori (Scott) Lipp of Breckenridge, MN and Debra (Jay) Mathiason of Big Lake, MN; a special aunt Lucy Kinn of Hankinson, ND; her 17 grandchildren; her 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Ella is preceded in death by her husband Glen Snyder; her parents Rose and Howard Buckhouse; her grandparents Klaus and Dora Koll; her son-in-law Edward Albrecht; her daughter-in-law, Susan Snyder.