Craig R. Snyder

Craig R. Snyder passed away unexpectedly at his north woods cabin on Dec. 27, 2014, at age 51. He was the loving husband of Jill (nee Thieme), dear father of Jill (Ryan) Tuggle and Dylan, beloved brother of Laurie (Kevin) Hanke and cherished son of Bob and Elene Snyder. He was adoring grandfather “Poppy” to Reagan and Judd Tuggle.

He was the special son-in-law of Verne and Carol Thieme, dear brother-inlaw to Ross (Jodi) Thieme and Joel Thieme. He was the loving Uncle Craiger to nephews Nolan and Calvin Thieme, dear cousin to David (Erika) Snyder and Greg (Trixie) Snyder in California and special grandson to Ray Jensen.

Craig was a lover of nature. He found beauty in water, woods and mountains and appreciated God’s touch in the change of seasons. Craig was a master carpenter, second to none.

His woodworking and building gifts were admired by many. There was nothing that Craig couldn’t build. He also enjoyed playing golf, cooking, fishing, gardening and canning his own crop. He loved the north woods of Wisconsin and took his last breath there among the pines. His yellow Labs Tahoe and Brie were his trusting companions. His greatest love was his family and we will forever hold a special place in our hearts for him.

A celebration of Craig’s life will take place on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Highview Evangelical Presbyterian church, S50-W33042 Highway GE, Dousman.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a service to follow at 4:00.

Memorials in Craig’s name may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation or to HAWS.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm - Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services, Oconomowoc, is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit