Kenneth was born on April 1, 1952, in Midland, to Kenneth Beachum Snyder and Vera May (Wilkinson) Snyder. He married Lois I. Vanderhoef in Evart on March 25, 1995. Kenneth was an Evart area resident for the last 35 years. He worked at Tubelite in Reed City and was affiliated with the Jehovah Witness Church. Kenneth loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, camping and gardening, and also enjoyed cars and traveling.