Charles R. Snyder - 94

7/25/1925 - 1/27/2020

Byron, IL

Charles Roland Snyder, age 94, passed away Swedish American Hospital in Rockford on January 27, 2020. He was born on July 25, 1925 in Dundee the son of Charles and Rosetta (Eakle) Snyder. Charles left school and joined the United States Navy to serve in WWII and the Korean War. After serving his country he finished school to graduate from Byron High School in 1947. Following school; he married Barbara Joan Snyder. He worked for many years as a plumber before retirement. Charles was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Forreston. He believed in being active in the community and served as the Leaf River Village Trustee. He was also a long time member of the American Legion Post 1148, the Leaf River Historical Society, Village Zoning and Planning Committee, Pecatonica Historical Society, and the Boy Scout Troop 78 Committee. He volunteered for the Byron Museum, Village of Progress Board of Directors, the St. James Church Council, and was a volunteer fireman for over 30 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; children Kim (Rebecca) Snyder of Durand and Michele (Larry) Schnorr of Pecatonica; siblings, Kenneth (Connie) Snyder of Stillman Valley, David (Chris) Snyder of Byron, Joyce Carr of Mt. Morris, and Carolyn Wyllie of Byron; 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Melody, brother Robert, and sisters Mary Jane and Patsy. A celebration of life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday April 25, 2020 at St. James Lutheran Church in Forreston with Pastor Karyn Kost officiating. Visitation will be held from 10-11 AM prior to the service. Memorials are established for St. James Church and the Village of Progress.

Celebration of Life:

A celebration of life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday April 25, 2020 at St. James Lutheran Church in Forreston with Pastor Karyn Kost officiating. Visitation will be held from 10-11 AM prior to the service.

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