William "Bill" Snider

November 10, 1936 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

William Snider Obituary

William E. Snider passed away on January 3, 2024, in Klamath Falls, OR, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, beginning with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 10:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Bill was born on November 10, 1936, in Custer, South Dakota, to Edwin and Johanna Snider. With his parents and siblings, he moved to Oregon as a young boy. He attended and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Klamath Falls. While in school, he excelled as a standout basketball player. His schoolmates nicknamed him Romeo.

After high school, Bill enlisted in the US Airforce. After basic training and schooling, he was sent to Munich, Germany. While there, he met the love of his life – a little German gal named Gabriele. It was a match made in heaven. They were soon married on October 6, 1956. In 1957, their oldest son, Robert, was born. In 1958, Bill was sent back to the States to complete his military commitment. His wife and son followed, and they started their new life in Klamath Falls. Bill worked for, and retired after a 34 year career, from Columbia Plywood.

Bill loved hunting, fishing, and all sports. For many years he coached his kids on their childhood sports teams. Later, you could find him in the bleachers or on a golf course watching his grandkids.

For the last few years, Bill had some health struggles. He was a fighter and fought with strength for years. His passing has left a big hole in his family, and he will be dearly missed.

Bill was preceded in death by his beloved son, Mikey, in 1985; along with his parents, siblings, and many other family members.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Gabriele; his children and their spouses Robert Snider (Susan), Andrew Snider, Thomas Snider (Debra), Lisa Kessler (Dale), Maria Dean (James), and David Snider (Tina). He was Opa to 21 grandchildren and Opapa to 24+ great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Arnold Baker; a brother-in-law and many sisters-in-law; along with many nieces and nephews which he loved so dearly. He also leaves behind many friends who were just like family to him.

Contributions in memory of William Snider may be made to: Mike Snider Memorial Scholarship Fund, Oregon Tech Foundation, 3201 Campus Dr, Klamath Falls, OR 97601.

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Recitation of the Rosary
January 10, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
4880 Bristol Ave
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Mass of Christian Burial
January 10, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
4880 Bristol Ave
Klamath Falls, OR 97603


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