• Sun March 05 2023
  • Posted Mar 13, 2023
Richard "Dick" D. Snyder of Bentley Village, Naples, Fla., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Feb. 26, 2023.


Dick was born in 1930 and grew up in Des Moines with his mother, Irene, and grandparents, Edward and Emma Hahnen, where he attended Greenwood Elementary, Callahan Junior High, and Roosevelt High School. In 1952 he graduated in industrial economics from Iowa State University, where he was a proud member of Delta Upsilon. On Dec. 27, 1952, he was happily joined in marriage to Iris Mae Rosendahl, of Klemme, Iowa. After two years of employment at The Maytag Company of Newton, Iowa, he joined Rapids Machinery Co. of Marion, later Marion Mixers, eventually purchasing the company from his long-time friend, Van C. Coleman. In 1993 he co-founded Postal Services, Inc. of Cedar Rapids and served as president until he retired in 2002. In 1989, Dick and Iris became Florida residents and members of both the Bonita Bay Club and First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, where they made many wonderful and lasting friendships.


Dick was a faithful member of Team Egg in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, aka RAGBRAI. Besides an ever-ready handkerchief and two-dollar bill in his back pocket, Dick always carried a well-timed joke. Or two.


A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. March 15, at First Presbyterian Church, 9751 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs, Fla.

Memorial gifts may kindly be directed to: Four Oaks Inc., c/o Debbie Craig, 5400 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

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