Paul B. “Stub” Snyder, 84, of Belmont died on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Southwest Health Center Nursing Home, Cuba City.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 5, 2012 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Belmont. Rev. Monte Robinson will officiate. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Belmont, where military rites will be accorded. Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, where there will be a parish scripture wake service at 3:45 p.m., friends may also call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Paul B. Snyder Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com
Paul was born on August 28, 1928 in Belmont, Wisconsin, the son of Harry and Marguerite “Buss” Snyder. He was united in marriage to Barbara Mae Moody on June 5, 1948. “Stub” graduated from Belmont High School in 1946. After graduation he ran the Mobil Station in Belmont, owned and operated by his mother. He served in the United States Air Force from 1950 – 1954. After being discharged he reopened the station and ran it until it was sold to Ron Browning. After selling the station he worked for the Lafayette County Highway Dept. Later Paul became Postmaster of Belmont and served in that position for 25 years until his retirement. “Stub” did volunteer driving for the elderly and disabled. He was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church, the American Legion, the volunteer fire department, EMT’s and Belmont Lion’s Club. Paul helped with the Belmont School Fair for many years. He enjoyed sports following the Packer’s Badger’s and Brewer’s. He enjoyed fishing, doing yard work and playing cards.
He is survived by wife, Barb; two sons, Jim (Juanita) Snyder of Los Alamos, NM; Jim (Nora) Snyder of Los Lunas, NM; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Rita Baker of Monroe, WI; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Joy in 2010 and sisters, Jean Knebel and Ann Purcell.