Ernie M. Snyder, 71, of Fort Branch, IN. passed away on Thursday, Sept. 17th, 2009 at his residence after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on Oct. 3rd, 1937, in Edwardsport, IN. to the late Albert and Retha (Hilton) Snyder. Ernie served in the Marine Corp. during the Korean War and the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Fort Branch VFW Post 2714 and worked as a truck driver. He is survived by his wife Antosie B. (Wysockie) Snyder, 3 daughters Linda Russel of El Paso, TX.; Valerie Pugh of El Paso, TX., and Sharon Rhoades of Albertsville, Ala.; 2 sisters, Loretta Campbell of Mooresville, IN., and Molly Miner Buckskin, IN.; 1 brother Harold Snyder of Cloverdale, IN.. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren. Services for Ernie will be on Thursday, Sept. 24th, 2009 at the Stodghill Funeral Home located on Hwy. 168 West in Fort Branch, IN. Pastor Paul J. Dehart will officiate; burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Fort Branch. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd, 2009. The VFW Post 2714 and American Legion Post 194 will conduct military services at the graveside on Thursday.