Steven Allen Snider, 66, of Rice Lake died on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, as a result of a traffic accident.
Steven was born in Shell Lake to William and Verona (Lawrence) Snider, but primarily grew up on the family farm in Springbrook. He moved to Minong after graduating high school, and on a blind date he met Linda Olson of Spooner. They were united in marriage on Dec. 19, 1981. He often mentioned that he’d previously been famous for red-headed women not being his “type” and was offered a fortune if he’d been willing to marry one. He did turn that down, but married one years later anyway.
He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, inspecting product (primarily meat) to ensure public safety and fought actively to uphold the quality of the food being supplied to consumers. His job for the USDA required him to live in various places during his lifetime, including Cashton, Wisconsin; Truman, Minnesota; West Union, Minnesota, and New Richmond. He was a devoted husband, loving father, faithful friend, an avid outdoorsman and was an active member of the Red Cedar Church in Rice Lake.
He is survived by his loving wife, Linda (Olson) Snider of Rice Lake; children, Nathan Snider of Spooner, Jessie Snider (Charlie Trudelle) of Spooner and Julie Snider of Rice Lake; siblings, Patty Snider (Robin Reed) of Gordon, Dale (Sharen) Snider of Hayward and Tom (Jan) Snider of Hayward; and by a multitude of nephews, nieces and great-nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Verona (Lawrence) Snider; his brother, Ronald Snider; and sisters, Susan (Snider) Klein and Diane (Snider) Olson.
Steven’s family would appreciate memorials to be directed to his wife Linda Snider or mailed to the funeral home to be conveyed to Linda.
Graveside services for Steven Snider will be held at Earl Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday Aug. 7, with Pastor Gary Hilgendorf officiating.
The Spooner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.brately-nelsonchapels.com.