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
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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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