Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Francis David “Frank” Snyder

Francis David “Frank” Snyder, age 82, of Shiloh, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, AZ.

Frank was born January 26, 1940 in Gibsonburg, Sandusky County, Ohio to the late Clarence W. and Beulah A. (Maidment) Snyder. The family moved to the Shiloh area in 1953 for farming, a passion Frank carried with him his entire life. He had been a member of the Richland County Farm Bureau, Shiloh Grange, Buckeye Iron Will, and was a longtime supporter of the FFA students. In addition to farming, Frank was a school bus driver for Plymouth-Shiloh School District and had been a Cass Township Trustee for many years. Frank was 32nd Degree Master Mason and was Past Master of the Shiloh Lodge #544 F&AM where he had been a member for over 50 years. He was also a dual member of the Shelby Lodge #350 F&AM. Frank and his wife, Alice, were 40+ year members of Chapter B Honda Goldwing Road Riders where they made and enjoyed many longtime friendships over the years.

Frank was a constant prankster, making his passing on April Fool’s Day so very fitting. He loved to tinker and work on things always claiming that “he could build that” instead of purchasing- which he often succeeded at. He and Alice also enjoyed several years of wintering to AZ and attended Wesley Evangelical Church in Shiloh.

Frank is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Alice Marie (Keipp) Snyder, whom he wed on June 29, 1962. Also surviving are 2 sons: Rodney (Kelly) Snyder of Shiloh and Jason (Lynn) Snyder of Shelby; 5 grandchildren: Ian Snyder, Molly (Dennis) Cabrera, Natalie Snyder, Kelsey Snyder, and Abby Snyder; 4 great grandchildren: Roman and Emery Cabrera and Finn and Violet Snyder; 2 sisters: Margaret Fuller of Mansfield and Mary Cairns of Mansfield; a sister-in-law: Marcia Snyder of AZ; and other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his brother: Bruce Snyder; and two infant brothers: Donald and Leland.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, April 18, 2022 from 4-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where Masonic services will be conducted at 8 pm. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 10:30 am with Pastor Russ Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Evangelical Church or the Plymouth FFA Scholarship Fund and left in care of the funeral home.

For those unable to attend, sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Frank’s obituary at or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Tammy mahl says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. My condolences to all the family. We enjoyed having him at our office.

  2. Tom Adams says:

    My sincere condolences on the passing of Frank.

  3. Larry & Debbe Steinhilber says:

    We were very fortunate to have visited with Frank less than a half hour before his passing. He was smiling when we left his room and told us he would see us the next day. A short time later he was gone. How we wish it would have just been one of his April’s Fool’s jokes. Frank was a long time friend and we will miss him very much. We will hold him in our hearts forever and remember all the good times we had with him over the years.

  4. Brian Hess says:

    Very sorry to hear this. My condolences to the family.

  5. Jerome & Shannon Fuller says:

    Thinking of the Snyder family and wishing you peace and comfort at this time.

  6. Jim & Shirrin Hutchens says:

    We are so sorry to read about Frank’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to his family. May he Rest In Peace.

  7. Nancy and Clarence Ousley says:

    Dear Alice and family, You all have our deepest sympathy on the passing of Frank! He was a great man always so full of life! Prayers for all of you!

  8. Paul and Karen VonStein says:

    I still can’t believe he’s gone. Frank certainly made a lasting impression on my life, and I will treasure those memories and the laughter. I will think of him every time I make a peach cobbler and smile. Sending you lots of love, hugs and prayers.

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  10. Carl &Janet Ellington says:

    Frank was a great guy. I have known Frank from early years. You could ask Frank for help and he was there. Alice was a wonderful wife. Great couple. He is so happy now. One day Alice and Frank will be together again What a party we will have. ❤️

  11. Chet and Karen Zellner says:

    Dearest Alice, Frank’s passing leaves a hole in many lives. There just isn’t anyone quite like him. We enjoyed many years with you and Frank when we joined the GWRRA motorcycle family. Frank made an impression on all who met him We know he purely loved all the days he was able to be in Arizona this last visit. So glad the two of you were able to make the trip. Even though we won’t be back from Arizona for his services, be assured you are all in our hearts. Love you girl. Karen and Chet

  12. Marty Walter says:

    I am very sorry for hear about your loss. Frank was part of the motorcycle group my Father and late Mother ride with. Frank was such a nice man. He liked to joke around for sure. One of my favorite memories are from many years ago. A group of them would come out to Arizona for a few months during the winter. I would always drive over from San Diego to see my parents and the rest of the group. We had all been out for the day and ended up at Frank and Alices’ for ice cream.
    That group of riders were more like family than friends. He always brightened my day when he was around.

  13. Dale&Sandy Jenney says:

    Alice and family-Our thoughts and sympathies for you and your family. Frank and his good nature will be missed. We are thinking of you.

  14. Rob and Sue Parrigan says:

    Alice, so sorry to read about Frank. He was one of my favorite bus drivers in Shiloh. He was so funny telling us jokes the whole ride long. RIP Frank

  15. Edna Karnes says:

    Dear Alice and boys,. So very sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. He was a good neighbor and a good friend to my mom and dad. I pray you guys are blessed with many precious memories in the days to come. God bless you, Edna

  16. Richard Russell says:

    Alice and Family –
    Saying that Frank was one of a kind does not nearly say it all. I know that my dad, Ross Russell, enjoyed working with Frank when they were Cass Township Trustees. And I know that I enjoyed working with him when he was president of the Richland County Township Association. He told so many good stories, and I still laugh every time I think about him telling the story of the RCTA hog roast that almost wasn’t. Keep all those memories close to your hearts in the days and years ahead. Frank will truly be missed, our sympathy to you all. – Richard

  17. Don Moreland says:

    Dear Alice- So sorry to hear about Frank passing away. I still remember one Halloween party at your house where Frank was roasting hot dogs with a 5 tine pitch fork. A lot of good memories were made from knowing you and Frank. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Take care

  18. Cindy & Jeanette Bailey says:

    Our love for Frank and Alice is so special. Frank was such fun always.

  19. Joan Hiltbrunner Hainline and Frank Patrick says:

    Alice and family, I’m so sorry to read the sad news of Frank. He was a great neighbor to my parents the Hiltbrunner’s. He was fun to be around. I will pray for you and your family for comfort. Hugs

  20. Tom Dawson says:

    Alice, Rod, and Jason sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Great guy, always smiling and joking. I’ll never forget our truck buying trip to Texas. Fond memories we will all remember. God love him!!

  21. Vicki Dawson says:

    Sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He was a great guy. Chuck & Dolly sure thought so too.

  22. Barbara Eakins says:

    Oh, Alice, what a shock. We are so sorry for your loss. You and your children are in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. Terry and Darlene Snyder says:

    Dear Alice and Family,We are so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing.I thought we might see you at East Harbor State Park this season. I know he will be missed but will remain in your heart and thoughts forever. Our condolences to you and your family.

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