Monday, December 16, 2013

Diane Ruston Snyder

Diane R. Snyder, age 73, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.  Diane was born in Evanston, IL, on November 12, 1940, daughter of the late Gilbert and Genevieve (Nee:  Neidig) Ruston and had been a resident of Racine since 1957.

On July 27, 1963, she was united in marriage to David A. Snyder.  She was a graduate of Washington Park High School “Class of 1958.” Furthering her education, Diane earned a degree in Elementary Education at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1962. Diane retired after many years teaching for the Racine Unified School District at Goodland School and Racine Cooperative Preschool.

She was an active and faithful member of Christ Church United Methodist where she served in the following capacities:  President and Treasurer of the Christ Church Methodist Women, Administrative Board, Education Committee, Student Loan Committee, Board of Trustees member for two terms, and taught Sunday School and played in the  Bell Choir.  She also was a member of the P.E.O. Chapter CF and served as President and Treasurer of the Junior League of Racine.  In her spare time, Diane enjoyed scrapbooking and knitted 250 pair of mittens each year for Racine area school children.  She also was an avid Badger and Packer fan. More than anything, she cherished time with her family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her loving husband of fifty years, David; her children, Elizabeth Snyder of Racine; her brother, Richard Ruston of Silver City, New Mexico; sister-in-law, Mary Jo (Jerry) Fields; niece, Sara (Steve) Kubiak; nephews, Steven (Colleen) Snyder, Craig (Nicole) Snyder, John Pinnecker; great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be held at Christ Church United Methodist, 5109 Washington Ave.,  on Friday, December 20, 2013, at 11 a.m., with Rev. George J. Kafer officiating.  Interment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.  Memorials to Christ Church United Methodist Women have been suggested.

We would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at Wheaton Franciscan –All Saints Hospital for their caring and attentive service with Diane the past three months of her life.

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