June 26, 2015 11:00 AMSt. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moorhead MN
June 25, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
June 25, 2015St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moorhead MN
Jane Nelson Snyder, 54, of Moorhead, MN peacefully passed away on June 19, 2015 at Sanford in Fargo, ND in the company of her loving family after a courageous two and a half year battle with cancer.
Jane was born on June 10, 1961 in Moorhead, MN, the daughter of Jim and Philomena (Varriano) Nelson. She graduated from Moorhead High School in 1979. Following graduation, she attended Concordia College where she majored in English education and played clarinet in the Concordia Band. She married Jim Snyder of Fargo, ND on June 17, 1983, and began her teaching career at Barnesville High school. She later received her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Jane was an English teacher and librarian at Discovery Middle School, Ben Franklin Middle school, and Fargo South High School. She loved her students and made a positive impact on many young lives.
In her spare time, Jane enjoyed playing clarinet in the Lake Agassiz Concert Band, playing the piano with St. Joseph’s Joyful Noise choir, and spending time with her family. Jane also enjoyed the company of her book club and playing her clarinet in a quartet for special events. She will be remembered for her love of books, music, her colorful flower garden, and selfless willingness to help others.
Jane is survived by her parents, her loving husband of 32 years, Jim, their two children Chris (Jackie) Snyder of Moorhead, MN, and Kate (Chad) Hingst, of Oceanside, CA; sister, Lisa (Brad) Borgen, Moorhead, MN; brothers Jim (Sherry) Nelson, Dilworth, MN and Joe (Kathy) Nelson, Brainerd, MN; her father and mother-in-law, Jim and Georgia Snyder, Fargo, ND; thirteen nieces and nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 25, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Moorhead at 7:00 p.m. with a visitation from 5:00-7:00. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, June 26 at 11:00 a.m.