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Karen Snyder

Karen June (Carrell) Snyder, 72, went home to be with her Lord on January 29, 2020. She died quietly in her sleep with her husband, Kenneth Snyder, by her side.

A funeral service will be held Thursday,  February 6 at 1 p.m. at Christy Smith Funeral Home

Karen was a twin, the 7th child of 8 born to Robert and Florence Carrell of Moville. She attended school at Smithland, Climbing Hill and Moville.

Karen met Ken Snyder and they were married in 1983. She was a mother to two sons and one stepdaughter.

Ken was a truck driver and Karen traveled with him, eventually getting her CDL license and became a truck driver.

She was a hard worker her whole life. She enjoyed baking, gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren. In her spare time, she embroidered set of dish towels for family members and friends.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Ken of Sioux City; two sons, Robin Sturgeon of Guthrie Center, IA and James Sturgeon of Sioux City; a stepdaughter, Theresa Snyder; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; three sisters: Joyce (Phillip) Sanderson of Hornick, Sharon (Bill) Leaverton of Sioux City, and Bonnie Johnson of Moville; a brother, Roy (Patty) Carrell of Sioux City; a sister-in-law, Bert Snyder; and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; a brother, Marvin Carrell; and two sisters, Arlene Plummer and Barbara Larson.

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