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Patrick Lewis Snyder, age 65, of Caledonia, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes on Sunday, February 13, 2022.  He was born August 22, 1956, in Grand Rapids, to the late, Lewis and Mary Ann (Kolarik) Snyder.

Pat will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and brother who loved his family dearly. Pat was one of a kind. Pat would be there for you when you needed him, and he always made sure he was early. Pat loved being a grandfather to his grandchildren and spending time with them. Pat loved being outdoors. An avid hunter and fishermen, Pat made sure to keep everyone’s freezers stocked.  As a member of the possum lodge, Pat took his devotion very seriously and made sure you would be greeted with a lodge wave. Most importantly, Pat was the proudest father to his three sons.

Survivors include his three sons, Chad (Allison), Troy (Toni), and Alec (Taylor) Snyder; three grandchildren, Theo, Trace, and Takoda; four siblings, Carla DeJonge, Andy (Shawn) Snyder, Paula (Brian) Porter, and Mary (Dan Burnham) Sanderson; Mother of his children Sherri Snyder, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Kevin DeJonge.

Per Pat’s wishes cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place in the summer and details will be announced at a later date.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Melode on February 17, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Will always remember the fun camping days with our families! I’m sure the campfire is roasting in heaven with your friend, Tim. Both gone too soon but never forgotten. Deepest sympathies and prayers to the families left behind. Good memories love and hugs from the LaHuis’…

  2. Deb and Randy Sportel on February 23, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Condolences and blessings to your family. Pat was a good neighbor. He will be missed.

  3. Dave G Roerig on March 14, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Dear Snyder Family,
    It’s with a heavy heart when we learned about the passing of Pat. Mary and I would like to send our condolences to the entire Snyder families. Pat was always fun to be around. His passion and sense of humor would always put a smile on our faces. A little over a year ago, I was crossing 84th Street while biking on the Paul Henry trail. A truck pulled off the side of the road and it was Pat. He stopped me and we must have talked for 15 minutes getting caught up on life. Honestly, I first didn’t recognize him with the long beard. I thought he was a member of the ZZ Top band 😊. Anyhow, our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire families. Pat will be missed by all!
    Dave and Mary Roerig

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