El Paso- SrA Michael Scott Snyder, 23 of El Paso stationed at
Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, CO passed away on April 9, 2014 in
Aurora, Colorado as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014
at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso with full military
honors conducted by the United States Air Force, Scott Air Force
Base Honor Guard. Burial will be in East Lawn Memory Gardens,
Bloomington. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 pm at
Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso.
Michael was born February 6, 1991 at Bloomington a son of Stacy
S. and Sandra Reeser Snyder.
Survivors include his parents of El Paso, sisters; Molly and
Emily Snyder both of El Paso; paternal grandmother, Katherine
Snyder and paternal great grandmother Harriet Flanagan both of
Cooksville; maternal grandmother, Diane Reeser of Normal; niece,
Kristen Snyder and nephew Kody Snyder; uncles, Frank (Cari) Snyder
of Pontiac; aunts, Rose(Hank) Payne of Hudson; Jackie(Michael)
Marks of Mahomet; and Patty Wynn of Normal; and many great aunts
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Russell
Snyderand his maternal grandfather, Ronald Reeser. Mike was a
graduate of El Paso-Gridley High School Class of 2009 and was a
member of the Union Church of Cooksville. He worked at Pfister Corn
Company, El Paso detasseling and also as a lifeguard.
He was a member of the El Paso Olympian Swim team and played
football with the El Paso JFL in Junior High. He had an enormous
love of soccer.
He started playing in early grade school and continued to play
while in the Air Force with friends. During high school he played
with the Midstate Stars traveling team. His favorite position was
goalie. Mike loved everything outdoors especially fishing with his
dad and grandpas and water skiing.
He was an avid motorcycle rider. He belonged to the motorcycle
safety club at Buckley Air Force Base. His favorite place to ride
was up to the mountains near Denver. He also enjoyed working on
motorcycles and cars.
Mike had an enormous love of life and in return was an organ and
tissue donor. Most of all Mike loved and was proud to be an Airman
and serving his country. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation
Medal for Meritorious Service from April 22, 2012 thru April 9,
Mike was taken from us too soon. His infectious smile and
amazing personality were contagious. His passion was working with
computers. He continued his passion of computers in the Air Force,
but also loved building computers for his friends and gaming.
He will be greatly missed by his family, the community of El
Paso, and by all his brothers and sisters of his Air Force
Memorials may be directed to Gift of Hope or Mothers Against
Online condolences may be directed to his family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.
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