Vivian Mae (Bell) Snyder

Born: Fri., Oct. 24, 1919
Died: Sat., Nov. 2, 2013


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 09, 2013
Location: Totzke Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Nov. 09, 2013
Location: Totzke Funeral Home

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In Loving Memory Of

Vivian Mae Snyder

Vivian Snyder was born on October 24, 1919 in St. Paul, Minnesota to John and Clara Johnson Bell.  She grew up in East Grand Forks, MN and attended East Grand Forks High.  Following high school Vivian attended Bemidji State College and upon her graduation she returned to Slayton.  Vivian taught country school in Murray County for several years.  On July 23, 1942 she and Donald Snyder were married in Slayton.  Following their marriage they farmed for 32 years in Mason Township, Murray County, MN.  In 1972 they retired but remained on the farm until 1974 when they moved to Slayton.  Don passed away on August 9, 1984.  Vivian remained in their home until 2012 when due to failing health Vivian moved in with her daughter, Barb in Kissimmee, FL.  Vivian passed away there on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the age of 94.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Slayton.  Vivian also was a member of Eastern Star, the Goodwill Club and several card clubs. Vivian also was very involved with Slayton Senior Citizens.  Vivian enjoyed spending time with her family, visiting with friends and riding her three-wheel bike.

Survivors include her daughter, Barb Carlson of Kissimmee, FL, three grandsons, Brett Flathers and his wife, Laura of Lewiston, MN, Wade Carlson and his wife, Kim of Buffalo, MN and Wyatt Carlson and Rianna Avery of Minneapolis, MN, five great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Flathers, Ryan Flathers, Emma Carlson, Owen Carlson and Michael Sicora.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Don Snyder and daughter, Linda Flathers.

Funeral Services

Totzke Funeral Chapel Slayton, MN on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jon Marburger officiating.  The pallbearers are Wade Carlson, Wyatt Carlson, Brett Flathers, Ryan Flathers, Owen Carlson, Emma Carlson, Kaitlyn Flathers and Walter Muecke.  Interment is Slayton Memorial Gardens Slayton, MN. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Saturday.  Totzke Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  To send condolences visit


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Linda Tobias
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Jo Blixrud
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
Barb & Family
I'm sorry for your loss, but be comforted in knowing that you made your mother's last years comfortable and happy. You showed her great love.
Jo Blixrud

Nola Aanenson
   Posted Fri November 08, 2013
Barb -

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom was a neat lady. Larry always enjoyed her when he was driving the Heartland Bus. Hold on to all the special memories you have.


Dale Crowley
   Posted Sat November 09, 2013

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother.......never easy our thoughts and prayers are being sent...Take Care

Dale & Judy Crowley

Judy Neilson Keeler
   Posted Sat November 09, 2013
Barb and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I had many wonderful times at your home on the farm when we were growing up.

Jackie & Ray Barrett
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
Barb & Family,
Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Larry and Kathy Laleman
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
Sorry to hear of Vivian's death, our prayers are with you. Remember all the good times.

Sally Snider Reese
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
Barb and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of Vivian. I have a lot of great memories of her and my mom gossiping and yackin it up in moms' kitchen. Vivian also did her best to teach me to crochet. I did OK. Good memories to hang on to.


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