Veronica Ann Snider, 98 of Greeley, Colorado, passed on to heaven Feb. 11, 2019 at home surrounded by family.
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Veronica was born July 23rd, 1920 to Conrad Streit and Catherine (Scheer) Streit on the farm 3½ miles southwest of Tipton, Kansas. The family in later years moved to a farm ½ mile south of Tipton.
Veronica worked on the family farm, running and repairing the farm equipment and caring for the livestock with her father, brothers and sisters. One of her many fond memories was at the end of a harvest day, sharing a beer with her father in the field. During the 2nd World War, she worked at Saint Anthony House -Remington Ammunitions Plant at the Oregon shipyards and had many other jobs.
Veronica loved music and dancing. Veronica played the accordion, piano, organ and the harmonica. Veronica, her sisters and brothers, formed a band where they played Polka music for local dances. Veronica enjoyed riding her horse Black Beauty…
On August 8th 1945, she married Harold Snider. They lived on a farm northwest of Tipton. Harold started working as a Farmers Union Insurance Agent and when Harold was gone during the week, Veronica hauled water for the family farm; cared for the livestock and took care of the children until Harold returned on the weekends. In following years, they moved to Greeley, Colorado to start a Farmers Union Insurance Agency; they operated since 1961 for nearly forty years, before retiring. Veronica was a member of St Mary’s and St Peter’s Catholic Church’s.
Veronica danced her final polka with her sister Alfreda at their 97th and 99th Birthday celebration held in Tipton, Kansas. She was very proud of her heritage, the family she and Harold raised and loved them dearly, her Mother, Father, Sisters and Brothers, all her relatives and dear friends. Veronica loved the babies and children, you saw her light up when they were around. Veronica had a great sense of humor making many fun moments to cherish.
Veronica’s strong faith and belief in “God” provided strength through many challenges that came in her life. The loss of her son Kevin at 9 years old hit while bicycling by a drunk driver, her daughter Mary Kay at age 20 to Lupus, son Conrad at age 59 as a Veteran of the Vietnam War and issues that accompanied our Vets for years after. Loss of her daughter Elena at age 57 who was the “Blessing” of the family, born with Down Syndrome. Elena taught the family and anyone who knew her, how to live, love and truly enjoy life to the fullest and proved that there is nothing that can’t be accomplished. Mom was very involved in the “Special Olympics” with Elena, they were inseparable. Mom lived life to the fullest with dignity, caring and always a helping hand and smile for everyone; even in the most challenging times. Above all Mrs. Snider loved and cared for her family.
Veronica is survived by her daughter Sharon D. Benson, son(s) Gary Snider and Patrick Snider; grandson, Jeremy Benson, all of Greeley.
Veronica was preceded in death by husband Harold Snider, daughters Mary Kay and Elena, sons Kevin and Conrad, two sisters Matilda and Alfreda, brother Gerard Streit, half-sisters Christine Braun and Dori Jacobs, half-brother Leo Streit.
Veronica was a member of the Legion of Mary with St Mary’s Catholic Church, spreading Gods kindness, hope and caring to those in Nursing care facilities and other areas of need.
Veronica will always be near in “Heart” as she is loved by many…
Thursday March 28th, 2019 St Mary’s Catholic Church Greeley, Colo. Rosary 11:30 a.m. Mass, 12 noon
Saturday March 30th, 2019 St Boniface Catholic Church, Tipton, Kansas. Rosary 10am, Mass 10:30am,
Interment: St Boniface Catholic Cemetery Tipton, Kansas.
In Lieu of flowers…Memorial donations in memory of Veronica may be made to “Special Olympics of North East Colorado” in care of Northern Colorado Crematory 700 8th street Greeley Colorado 80634.