Russell “Ginger” Snyder, 87, Bismarck, died July 6, 2017, in his home. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 11:30 a.m., at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Bismarck. A prayer service will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at House of Prayer Lutheran Church. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Ginger was born on September 6, 1929, in Van Hook, ND, to Harry and Gladys (Whittier) Snyder. He was raised and educated in Van Hook.
Ginger was united in marriage to Verlee Sevalson on November 20, 1952. They were the first couple married in New Town, ND.
Ginger was drafted into the U.S. Army on December 1, 1952. He was honorably discharged on October 30, 1954. Upon his return from the Army he worked for Maxwell Bridge pouring cement on the new bridge across the river at New Town and went with them to work on the Kansas Turnpike. He returned to New Town where he worked for an oil company delivering drilling mud to the oil rigs. He was then promoted to warehouse manager and salesman and retired when he was fifty-three years old.
Ginger was a member of the 40 & 8, the AmVets, and a lifetime member of the American Legion and DAV.
Ginger is survived by his wife Verlee of 64 years, Bismarck; daughters: Kathy (Rod) Lund, Fargo, Karen (John) Garaas, Williston; three grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brothers: Bill (Georgine) Snyder, Bismarck, Don (Gretta) Snyder, Chaska, MN; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ginger was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, three brothers, and one sister.