Katie Ann Rader Snyder, 26, of Rugby, ND, died July 2, 2012 in Rugby, ND of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 6 at Cando Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 5 at Dunnigan Dix Funeral Home and at Cando Lutheran Church starting at 5 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 7 p.m. at the Church.
Katie was born February 4, 1986 in Cando, to Gary and Nancy Rader. Katie joined sister, Beth and brother, John, and later became a big sister to Annie. Katie was an outgoing, talkative girl and everyone was “my friend.” She tried basketball and volleyball in school, but soon realized she was just not an athlete. Katie loved music, sang in the choir, played clarinet, and competed in speech events. Outside of school, Katie was active in 4-H, as a member of the Towner County Young Riders Horse Club.
Katie also had a passion for Youth for Christ, where she met Sean Snyder. They married and had two boys, Steven and Caidin, who were the light and loves of her life. In marriage, they lived in Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Hazen, ND. Katie recently made a new home for her and her sons in Rugby. She loved her job at Rockin’ Relics Café and enrolled in an online medical coding program through Dakota College at Bottineau. Despite her admitted athletic challenges she was having a ball being a part of the 3rd St. Station women’s softball team. She was an avid reader and innately creative, being a self taught knitter, sewer and crafter, finding great joy in making personalized gifts. Katie shared a new found love in Jesse Slaubaugh and his daughter, Lila.
She will be remembered as a silly but true friend, sister, daughter, mom, and aunt with limitless grace and mercy, forever talkative, and always with a smile.
Katie is survived by her two boys, Steven (6) and Caidin (4); parents, Gary and Nancy (Tveit) Rader; siblings, Beth (Eric) Nordmark, Brody and Brandon; John Rader (Michele), Haley and Grant; and Annie Rader; paternal grandparents, Charles and Dorothy (Held) Rader; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Oliver and Pauline (Tafelmeyer) Tveit, and uncle, David Tveit.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be directed to her children's college funds.
Online condolences are available at www.dunnigandix.com.
Dunnigan Dix Funeral Home of Cando, ND is in charge of arrangements.