William Gregg Snyder was born May 25, 1916 in Marcus, the son of Bartholomew and Alice (Carey) Snyder. He attended country school near his home. Following his education he worked at a repair shop between Marcus and Granville. On Oct. 26, 1938, he married Florence W. Witte. Gregg attended mechanics school in Detroit, Mich., and returned to Marcus to work in various auto repair garages. Gregg would later become a truck driver and eventually purchased two gravel trucks.
In 1954 the family moved to Alton where Gregg owned and operated Snyder Repair. He changed to golf cart repair in 1980. Florence died Sept. 17, 1989.
Gregg married Arlene (Hesse) Schumann on Aug. 17, 1991, in Granville. He retired from golf cart repair in 2002. They remained in Alton until Gregg moved to Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars on Jan. 2, 2007.
Gregg enjoyed camping, fishing, bowling, trips to the casino and was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife Arlene of Alton; a son, Rodney Snyder and a daughter Deborah (Wayne) Evans both of Granville; grandchildren Timothy Snyder, Katherine (John) Schuver, Henry Vrieze, Kimberly (Phil) Scorza, Theresa (Tim) Jellema, and Dustin (Michelle) Evans; great-grandchildren Randall, Brittany and Erin Snyder, John, Jacob, and Katie Rus, Kassie and Daimon Scorza, Nathan Vrieze, Andrew Fiedler, Beau, Caroline, Tabitha and Skyler Gries; step-children and their families Darwin (Kathy) Schuman of Valley Center, Kan., Jessica Tibbot Shelly (Freidhel) Otto, Brandon Tibbot and Alexandria Otto, Angie (Hardy) Frey, and Julia, Aaron, Hannah and Erick Frey, Marilyn (Dallas) Tyler of Mattoon, Ill., and Leigh (Ian) Erdos, Hannah and Verlyn Erdos, Craig Tyler and Sara Tyler; Veryl Schumann of Pensacola, Fla., and Randy and Amanda Schumann, Tanya Schumann and Quintus and Jason Schumann; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first beloved wife Florence; a daughter Pamille Bird; a daughter-in-law Betty Snyder; a sister Lenora Meehan; and two brothers Marshall and Robert.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. The Rev John Vakulskas will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Granville. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. A Rosary service will begin at 3 p.m. and a Scriptural prayer service will take place at 7:30 p.m. The family will be present from 5-7:30 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Thursday. The Earnest-Rohde Funeral Home of Marcus is in charge of arrangements.