SIOUX CITY | Paul Snodgrass, 79, of Sioux City passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.

The Snodgrass girls and Barb had a service for Paul’s friends and family at The Syd, on Oct. 21 to celebrate his life. Arrangements were under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service.

Paul was born on Oct. 23, 1932, in Sloan, Iowa, the son of Earl and Bernice (Roberts) Snodgrass. Paul graduated from Sloan High School in 1950.

He married Barbara Christensen on Nov. 1, 1951. They moved from Sloan to Sioux City in 1964.

He was a very hard worker, teaching his kids to follow in his footsteps. At a young age, he began working for a lumber yard, later a milk truck driver, and owned his own gravel truck. He worked at Needham’s SC Dressed Beef, then drove for Kent Feed (Mau Trucking). Anyone who hired Paul truly appreciated his hard work ethics. He retired in 1995, but kept busy doing woodworking, keeping his yard and home spotless, all while caring for his family.

Paul is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara; his daughters, Christy Frisch, Kay (Jerry) Coyle, Paula Snodgrass Wilson and Becky (Marc) Stratmeier; his brothers, John, Jim, Jerry, and Chuck Snodgrass; his grandchildren, Lisa Frisch, Heather Coyle, Holly Struthers, Sara Frisch, Shannon (Charles) Cox; his great–grandchildren, Matthew, Derek, Cayla, Alissa, JT, Callie, Hannah, Arie, Emma and Charlie; and his great-great-grandson, Benton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his only son, Steve; a brother, Bill; grandson, Geoff Frisch; and son-in-law, Dan Frisch.

The family expresses special thanks to Hospice of Siouxland (The Angels). The family also requests all memorials to be made to Hospice of Siouxland in Paul’s memory.