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Norman D. Snyder

March 15, 1939 — January 30, 2024

Greenwood, Missouri

Norman Dale Snyder (aka Norm, Stormin’ Norman, & Opa [by his grandkids!]), age 84, of Kansas City, MO passed away on January 30, 2024, just one day shy of his 65th anniversary with his wife Judy. He was born in Fremont, NE on March 15, 1939 to Joseph & Nona Snyder. The family moved to Kansas City when Norman was still in grade school. At age 16, he went to work at Sears Roebuck on the loading docks. Through a skills test that Sears offered, he showed remarkable aptitude for computer programming. On January 31, 1959, he married fellow Sears’ employee Judy Wagner. While working full-time, with a young family at home, he earned his Associate in Arts Degree in 1970. That same year, he was transferred to Chicago’s iconic Sears Tower as a computer program manager, with an office on the 44th floor, helping to set up Sears’ new IBM data processing system. After 23 cumulative years with Sears, in 1978 he moved his family back to Kansas City and spent another 23 years in computer program management at the iconic Western Auto building on Grand Ave. He retired at age 62.

He was fun-loving and loved cars. In his youth, he loved racing his ‘57 Chevy. Later, he and Judy both enjoyed competing in timed course races in their VW Beetle. Out of a wide variety of vehicles over the years, one of his favorites was his sporty MGB. He loved spending time with his family; holidays, lake trips in their RV with their various boats, and traveling the country with Judy as the family spread out. Forever he will undoubtedly be greatly missed by his family and friends!

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and step-mother Marie; siblings: Danny Joe, David, and Joan McCrorey. He is survived by his wife Judy; children: Ken, Sherri Jett (Terry), Kirk (Debbie), and Staci Fernau (Wade); sibling: Winona Williams; grandchildren: Nathan Jett, Blake and Brooke Fernau, and Jack Snyder; and he leaves behind a step-aunt, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial-Celebration service will take place at The Princeton Senior Living in Lee’s Summit, MO on Saturday February 10, 2024 from 1:00-5:00pm, with a message from the pastor at 2:00pm.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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