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Wendell Snider, 89

Wendell L. Snider, age 89, of Hastings, passed away at home Sept. 6.

He was born in Williams, Iowa, to Zorah and Rose Snider on Feb. 22, 1924. Wendell married Leona Minard on May 16, 1954, in Forest Lake. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, surviving a Kamikaze attack Feb. 21, 1944. He later retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service.

Wendell was preceded in death by his wife, Leona; son, Kerry; grandson, Jonathon; siblings, Gilbert, Glenn, Marion, Wayne, Jack, and Lois.

He is survived by his children, Scott (Patty), Kirk (Gloria), Brad, Cory (Jackie), Melissa (Billy), and Paul (Tiffany); grandchildren, Brady, Nick, River, Marina, Drake, Tucker, Duncan, Christopher, Phillip, and Madeline; and great-granddaughter, Aleena.

A Memorial Service was held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings. A gathering was held two hours prior to the service. Interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred.

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