Tim Snyder, 60, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sept. 14, 2017.
In Norfolk County Virginia, June 19, 1957, Larry and Ruth Snyder became proud parents of a little blonde-haired boy they named Tim.
Tim spent most of his childhood in Shelby, Montana before going after his Navy sea legs on the USS Ranger stationed at San Diego, California. From there, Tim worked for John Deere dealerships in Fort Benton and Chester before starting a career with the Chouteau County Sheriff’s office. He eventually became a deputy/coroner for Liberty County Sheriff.
On April 19, 1982, Tim married the girl that stole his heart, Susan Anderson. The couple spent 22 years sharing fun and travels before her passing.
Later in life, Tim crossed paths with a beautiful woman named Marilyn Schmidt. On March 23, 2006, Marilyn and Tim decided to tie the knot. They enjoyed traveling on motorcycle adventures.
Tim is survived by his wife, Marilyn; stepdaughters, Alana Vosen of Bozeman, and Ariel (Justin) Jones of Great Falls; father, Larry Snyder of Columbia Falls; brothers, Paul (Theresa) and Tom, from Columbia Falls; sister, Dawn (Monte) Fauque of Shelby; numerous nieces and nephews.
He Tim was extremely excited to retire in October. He had plans of driving BNSF engines at grain shuttle facilities. He couldn’t wait to ride his Harley, hunt, fish, go to hockey games visit friends and just relax. Tim was a generous caring person. He looked forward every year to ride in the Montana Hope Project. Tim loved his cats and Toys.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Susan; mother Ruth; brother Bob, and sister Karen Rost.
Services are at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Chester with burial following.