Farming Rural 17

Don F. Snyder

January 27, 1932 ~ March 18, 2020 (age 88)


Don Frederick Snyder, 88, of Litchfield, passed away on Wed., March 18, 2020 at 5:10 a.m. in HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  He was born on Jan. 27, 1932, in Millersville, IL, a son of Don Hilton and Lydia Elizabeth (Betty) Snyder.  Mr. Snyder was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean War on the USS Zelima.  He farmed in Raymond, Carlinville, and Zanesville Twp. (Montgomery and Macoupin counties).  Mr. Snyder was a member of the Pleasant Hill Christian Church where served as deacon for over 30 years.  He currently attended Christian Church of Litchfield.  Mr. Snyder married the former Marcia Marilyn Kasten on June 16, 1957 in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Carlinville.  She survives.  Mr. Snyder was a Director on Macoupin County Mutual Insurance.  He was a Farm Bureau member, Senior Citizens member, a member of the American Legion Post #299 in Raymond, and served on the Zanesville Township Board.  He received the greatest family award and was the winner of the greatest father contest.  Mr. Snyder was an avid Cardinal’s fan.  He enjoyed farming, going to dances with his wife of 62 years Marilyn, family vacations, and attending his grandchildren’s events.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

5 daughters,        Patty (John) Fletcher of Raymond

                             Beth (Dan) Martin of Farmersville

                             Shelley (Lynn) Weitekamp of Farmersville

                             Kristi (Nick) Zakula of Mt. Prospect

                             Tonya Flannery of Litchfield

Son-in-law,          Todd Thomas of Farmersville

13 grandchildren, Lacy (Lerisee) Lucien; Dustin (Coletta) Fletcher; Dane (Brittney) Fletcher; Danielle (Chase) Koontz; Brett Martin; Lance (Katylain) Weitekamp; Landon (Courtney) Weitekamp; Kevin Thomas; Kyle Thomas; Katelyn Thomas; Zachary Zakula; Allison Zakula; Grace Flannery

11 great-grandchildren

Mr. Snyder was preceded in death by his parents; 1 daughter, Renee Thomas; 4 brothers, Eugene Snyder; Myron Snyder; Ray Snyder; Bill Snyder; 3 sisters, Mabel Winstead; Jane Lowrey; Linda Satterlee.

Private family services for Mr. Snyder will be held on Sat., March 21, 2020 in Plummer Funeral Home.  In lieu of a visitation, please send cards with a special note or memory to Mrs. Snyder and family to 710 E. Henrichs, Litchfield, IL 62056.  The family suggests memorials be made to American Legion Post #299, Shriners Children’s Hospital – St. Louis, or Christian Church of Litchfield.

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Private Service

Plummer Funeral Home
404 E. Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056


American Legion Post #299
Raymond IL 62560

Shriners Hospitals for Children for St. Louis
4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis MO 63110

Christian Church of Litchfield
131 Yeager Lake Trail, Litchfield IL 62056

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