Christian Jay Snyder
Aug. 5, 1972 – Dec. 5, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Christian Jay Snyder, 40, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at his residence following a long term illness.
The son of Jay and Darlene E. Christensen Snyder, Christian was born Aug. 5, 1972 in South Bend. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1990 and then attended Ancilla College, where he received an associate degree in business.
On Sept. 27, 1997, Christian and Kris Whitesell were united in marriage in the First United Church of Christ, Plymouth.
Christian and his brother Mark were co-managers of the Bargain Barn on Michigan Road, Plymouth, which their father, Jay, opened in 1986.
A workaholic, in his free time, Christian enjoyed riding motor cross cycles, flying remote controlled airplanes and especially spending time with his family.
He had attended the First United Methodist Church in Plymouth.
Christian is survived by his wife, Kris, two sons: Tyler and Trenton, both at home; his mother, Darlene Snyder of Plymouth; a brother, Mark B. Snyder of Plymouth; an uncle, Dennis (Ellen) Christensen of Fish Lake, an aunt, Carolyn (Thad) Jones of Bremen, his mother-in-law, Mary Martin of Plymouth; his father-in-law, Dan Martin of Plymouth; two sisters-in-law: Katie Martin and Kandi (Ed) Matthews, both of Plymouth, a brother-in-law, Zak Martin of Plymouth and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jay.
Friends may visit with Christian’s family Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Jason Webb, will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Snyder Family, for the benefit of his sons, C/O Centier Bank, 537 N. Oak Road, Plymouth, IN 46563.
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