Family Honors Dad's Death With Newspaper Ad Thanking Green Bay Packers
Feb 22, 2017 01:54 AM EST
Bill Snyder's two sons decided to give their father a heartwarming farewell when he passed away at the age of 65. Rather than following tradition and posting an obituary in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Sunday edition, they put together an advertisement.
A resident of Hartland, Wisconsin, Bill Snyder was a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan. The ad is a rather long ones and runs to thank Sterling Sharpe, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers and more Green Bay Packers players for granting their father with some of the best moments in his life.
According to USA Today, The advertisement was shown on the Sports section of the morning paper and ran a full half page long. It reflect on Snyder's life as a community member and a family man - a human being in short. Major emphasis in also shed onto his life as a football fan. Around the end, the ad makes it very clear how dearly he held the Packers to his heart.
It reads about Snyder's life reflecting on his family, friends and neighbors. Snyder's love for the Packers inspired others to believe in their magic. His ability to ensure everyone knew it when a special incident occurred on the field was captured, too.
The ad mentions the brightest moments of Snyder's life when the Packers won the Super Bowl magnificently. Excuse the little wetness in our eyes, something must have fallen in them. The family also set up a website encouraging other Packers fans to share similar memories.
"...Thank you Brett Favre, for giving dad the single happiest moment of his life: 1997 Super Bowl, 54-yard pass to Andre Rison, touchdown." According to Time, sons Steve and Jeff Snyder work as journalists and professors, respectively.
Seven other Packers were thanked by name for the time they dedicated to the team and the specific games that left a lasting impact on their father. The ad even mentions the last text message their father sent which was sent around the end of this year's Super Bowl: "Great Super Bowl, the Pack coulda won."