August 2, 1941 ~ March 30, 2022

Born in: Vincennes, IN
Resided in: Cicero, IN

Norman Louis Snyder, 80, passed away at 5:00 am on March 30, 2022 at his daughters residence in Cicero, IN surrounded by his loving family. Norm was born on August 2, 1941 in Vincennes and he was the son of Mac Clarence and Philomena (Williams) Snyder. Norm married Delores Thais on September 1, 1966 and she preceded him in death on April 16, 2001.

Norm served his country in the United Stated Marine Corp and owned and operated Snyder Plumbing and Heating for many years until his retirement. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Harmony Society and the Elks Lodge. Norm also enjoyed flying airplanes and instructing students out of the Lawrenceville airport for years, and was an instructor in the aviation department at Vincennes University. Later in life Norm called himself a Gentleman’s Farmer, and he enjoyed doing work on the farm he grew up on. One of Norm’s favorite past times was traveling across different parts of the country on his Harley with a group of good friends from Vincennes. Most importantly though, Norm enjoyed spending time with his daughters, son in laws, and his grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughters, Natalie Snyder-Nicely and her husband, Brian Nicely of Cicero, IN, Valerie Beard and her husband J.J. Beard of Westfield, IN; his grandchildren, Sophia Nicely, Taylor, Grant, and William Beard; his siblings, Joseph Snyder, Judy Robbins, Ellen Lay, Norma Bahrain, and Marjorie Walker; and his brother in law William Thais. Norm is preceded in death by his parents, Mac Clarence and Philomena Snyder; his wife, Delores Snyder, and his siblings, Clarence Snyder, Ruth Rydell, Jane Willis, and Janet Brasseur.

Friends may visit with Norm’s family from 5-8 pm on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes, IN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, April 8, 2022 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 803 Main St., Vincennes, IN with Rev. Tony Ernst celebrating. Norm will be laid to rest next to his wife Delores in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. There will be a bereavement meal immediately following the interment for family and friends. The Snyder family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Knights of Columbus, 401 Felt King, Road, Vincennes, IN 47591 or Vincennes Catholic Schools. Online memories may be shared with Norm’s family and friends at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is privileged and honored to be entrusted with the care of Norm.


Visitation: April 7, 2022 5:00 pm - April 7, 2022 8:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street

Funeral Mass: April 8, 2022 10:00 am

St. John's Catholic Church
803 Main Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

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  1. Our families have shared many wonderful memories. I join all the others in saying how much I have appreciated you being in our lives and how much humor and inclusion you to each family get together. I will always carry those special memories in my heart.

  2. I met Norm and his family through Bill Thais, his brother-in-law, in the mid nineties. Spent a lot of time with them at their lake house and in many adventures. Norm was always very funny, at times had a dry sense of humor. He was a good guy. RIP Norm ❤️🙏

  3. Norm was my flight instructor and had a way to put a nervous student at ease. He was always friendly and helpful. I last saw him at Walmart 5 or 6 years ago. We talked about what comes next after this life. May he rest in peace.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear this Norm was an old friend of mine and especially my brother Ernie Telfer:) for so many years I can remember when I met Norm his first year in high school at Central Catholic he used to come over and have dinner with us a lot he was a very good friend he helped my mother and father out for so many years after Ernie and me left home he was always an honest good friend of my dads all those wonder reunions for r class he always opens up his doors for us to stay and those great midnight conversations . I will miss him deeply it was an honor to have known him❤️🙏

  5. I always enjoyed talking with Norman when he would come out to see how the sweet potatoes were doing in the field planted across from his house on Decker Road. He always had a smile on his face as he greeted my husband , Sam saying how are you Sammy? To me he would grin and say , how about you Ms. Gini? I’ve missed not seeing him for a while. Prayers for him and his family. May he rest in peace!

  6. Cathy Bahr Barton;

    As a kid, I remember getting excited seeing his harmonica in his back pocket because I knew we would get to hear him play! 🙂❤️

  7. Valerie, Natalie, Bill, and family,
    So many wonderful childhood memories on Weed Lane. Norman L. was always good for making me laugh with his quick wit. I know your parents could not have been any prouder of you!
    Sympathy and Love,
    Angie Bright

  8. Your Dad, my 1st cousin, was one of the kindest, most special people I was lucky to know. You have our sincerest condolences on your loss. I was so lucky and thankful to have the chance to work for and with him and your mom when they first started Snyder Plumbing on highway 61 back in late 1967, 68 & part of 69 before I joined the Navy. He taught me life skills I still use today. That couple of years was one of the best jobs I ever had. Norm and Delores always showed up to all the family reunions. He also had of one of the reunions at his house with a wiener roast and hayride in the woods… When I think of Norm, I just Smile. He was and always will be a great Guy to us. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Chuck & Nancy Williams

  9. Valerie, Natalie and family. I am so saddened to hear of Norm’s passing.
    WE flew many trips together in the Senneca, some at night. We both went through losing our wives at about the same time, and supported each other. Precious
    memories. May GOD bless you and your families. Larry and Patricia Howerton

  10. Norm and Delores were especially fantastic to our family. They were a great couple. I remember them both very fondly. I’d like to send these thoughts to their family. With warm regards, Donn Frizzi

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