Gloria Jean Snyder


We are saddened to announce the passing of Gloria Jean Snyder of Arlington, S.D., on Sept. 11, 2021. She was surrounded by her family.

Gloria was born Dec. 12, 1949, to Helge and Pearl (Larsen) Larson. When Gloria was two-years-old, her mother, Pearl, passed away, so her sweet Aunt Myrtle Larsen stepped in to help raise her. She spent her childhood growing up in the Arlington and Oldham areas. Gloria went on to attend Oldham High School, where she graduated in 1968.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Vern of Arlington, S.D.; son and his wife, Jason and Leesa Snyder of Rapid City, S.D., and daughter and her husband, JoVonna and Jason Baxter of O’Fallon, Ill.; four granddaughters, Ashlin Baxter, Anchorage, Alaska, Aubrie Baxter, Payton Baxter and Callie Baxter, all of O’Fallon, Ill.

She is also survived by her brother-in-law and wife, Dan and Tammy Snyder of Mobridge, S.D.; sister-in-law and husband, Patty and Kurt Ristinen of Flagstaff, Ariz., and cousins and their spouses Roger and Dawn Larsen of Lake Preston, S.D., and Kenneth and Beth Larsen of Spencer, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles and nephews.

A private graveside service for Gloria’s immediate family was held in her honor at the Whitewood Church Cemetery on Oct. 2, 2021.