Albert “Bert” Otis Snow, 84, of Durand, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, May 14, 2020. A memorial service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Durand Chapel, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00am until the service at 1pm. Due to the current constraints, the memorial service is held to immediate family only.
Bert was a lifelong resident of Durand; he was born here on January 25, 1936 to the late Porter H. and Bonnie (Ellars) Snow. He graduated from Durand High School in the class of 1954. As a young adult he farmed and later spent 42 years working for Perrin Construction. On August 29, 1959 Bert married Kay Coryell at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. Bert was an outdoors man; he enjoyed keeping his 4-acre yard looking nice, fixing his tractors, building bird houses for his family, and making sure the birds had plenty to eat. Many may have known him for his outstanding holiday decorations. His pride and joy were his family, of which he collected every card and picture gifted to him hanging it in his garages to admire. His other love was their cabin in Hale, Michigan where an abundance of memories was made with family and friends.
Bert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kay, their children; Vickie Hamilton (Randy Kenroy) Robert (Jessica) Snow, Scott (Trina) Snow, and Tracy (Kenneth) Powers. Their grandchildren; Danielle Hamilton, Jesse Hamilton, Trevor Snow, Travis Snow, Tyler Snow, Ashlynn Snow, Courtney Powers, and Cody Powers, and a great-grandchild on the way, also, his sisters; Barb (George) Toppi, and Janet Dallas, and many other special nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, and his siblings; Richard Snow, Don Snow, Pauline Flynn, Betty (Max) King, Lois (Lee) Coy-Gaffney, and Margaret Lacker.
The family would like to recognize Heart to Heart Hospice for the exceptional, passionate care provided to Bert, with a special thanks to Erin Chapman and Evan Newman. We will always remember how you touched our lives in such a difficult time.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Mr. Snow’s name are suggested to Heart to Heart Hospice and Shiawassee Humane Society.