Saturday, March 16, 2024

 Mary Margaret Snyder

Mary Margaret (Wendt) Snyder of Howell, Michigan passed away at home on March 9, 2024 at 86 years of age.

Mary, or Mitzy as she was also known was born January 4, 1938 to Roland and Grace (Cadwalk) Wendt in Highland Park, Michigan.

Preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Patricia (Patty ) Roberts, and lifelong partner, Ralph Snyder.

Survived by her niece, Debra Robillard, and longtime friends, Rex Hall, and Pat and Ron Drinkert, and her Godchildren, Susan Drinkert-Kern, and David, Ronnie, and Steve Drinkert.

She was brought up in the Catholic faith, however was more recently a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fowlerville, Michigan.

Mary had a marvelous capacity for being loving and caring for others, whether human or animal, and was known to have taken in and nurtured a number of stray dogs. She had a fondness for children and was a wealth of knowledge for younger people. Though she had no children of her own, she was exceptionally Motherly.

Following graduation from Redford High School in 1955, Mary worked for many years at Michigan Bell during which she met and married Ralph Snyder. Together, their entrepreneurial spirit prompted them to purchase and operate Ace Transformer Service Company. The company was successfully profitable and the pair sold Ace Transformer in 1997 with the prospect of retiring.

Even during her working years, Mary often would spontaneously pack a suitcase and embark on a travel adventure. The destination was not always the more important part of the trip rather it was the experiences along the journey.

Mary will certainly be well-remembered for her straightforward and unapologetic honesty. Often her sage advice was not necessarily what one wanted to hear, yet it was what needed to be heard.

Visitation took place from 3-7pm at Herrmann Funeral Home, Fowlerville, Michigan on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. The funeral service was held at 11am on Thursday, March 14, 2024. Interment was in the chapel at Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia, Michigan.

Mary would be appreciative of memorial contributions to Habitat for Humanity.

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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