Jane Snyder Obituary

Jane Ann Snyder
Jane Ann Snyder
Jane Ann Snyder

January 8, 1949 - October 26, 2007
Born in Indianola, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Jane Ann Snyder (Tjepkes), was born January 8, 1949 in Indianola, IA and died October 26, 2007 in Iowa City, IA from complications of a bone marrow transplant for AML.

Jane attended schools in Waterloo, IA graduating from high school in 1967. She studied zoology at Iowa State University and earned her BS in 1971. The following year she completed a course in medical technology at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Her professional career included positions as a medical technologist, research histotechnician and research assistant.

Jane married Richard Snyder on September 2, 1972 and together they raised two children. Jane enjoyed her home, family, music, camping, sports, crossword puzzles and a good mystery.

Jane is survived by her husband, Richard; her son Philip; her daughter Kristen; her mother Eleanor Tjepkes of Waterloo; a sister, Jean Polston (Steven), of Minneapolis, MN; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her brother, William; her father, Glenn; and her grandparents Raynard and Sybil McGowan and Albert and Martha Tjepkes.

A memorial service for Jane will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at Grace Lutheran Church, 52nd Street and Urbandale Avenue in Des Moines. A visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Jane's name to Grace Lutheran Church or to the Bone Marrow Transplant service at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

As a celebration of Jane's life the family asks that those who treasure her to donate blood at their local blood banking service and to register as a bone marrow donor.





Grace Lutheran Church
3010 - 52nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Memorial Service
Grace Lutheran Church
5201 Urbandale Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
10:30 AM