Phyllis M. Snyder, 103, of Galveston, formerly of Winamac

Phyllis M. Snyder, 103, of Galveston, formerly of Winamac, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.


She was born in Chicago, IL to the late Dr. Alexander L. and Irene S. [Hilton] Darche on March 16, 1919.


She attended John Marshall High School in Chicago and graduated from Austin High School in Chicago in 1937. Phyllis then attended nursing school at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL.


She married Leonard F. “Lee” Snyder on May 6, 1939 at St. Nicholas Church in Evanston.  He passed away on October 30, 1996. 


Phyllis and Lee had six children: Susan, Toni, Judy, Tom, Kathie, and Lennie.


Together, they owned and operated Snyders Jewelry in Winamac for several years. She then worked as the Director of the PARC Center (now known as PEAK) in Winamac for over 25 years. 


Phyllis loved her dogs (Zoie, Holly, and Arthur).  She will be dearly missed by her family.


She is survived by:

Susan (George) Roller, Daughter

Toni (Tom) Keller, Daughter

Kathie Minor, Daughter

Tom Snyder, Son

Dan Kaitschuck, Son-in-law

Lori Syvante, Daughter-in-law

18 Grandchildren

Many Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren

Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Dr. Alexander L. and Irene S. [Hilton] Darche, Parents

Leonard F. “Lee” Snyder, Husband

Judy Kaitschuck, Daughter

Lynn Syvante, Son

Mick Minor, Son-in-law

Joseph Darche, Brother

Mel Ambrose, Sister


Private Family Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac, IN.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the Pulaski Animal Center. 


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Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.