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WILLIAM F. SNELLGROVE

Obituary Condolences

William F. Snellgrove formerly of Elgin William F. Snellgrove, 85, of Bartlett, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Bartlett. He was born April 26, 1926, in Elgin, the son of Neal F. and Leta Brown Snellgrove, and had been a resident of Elgin for 60 years. He was the owner of Brady Brick and Supply Co., Elgin, before retiring. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army. He was a charter member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Elgin, where he was very active for many years. He was a past president of the Elgin Lions Club, a director and chairman of the Board of First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Elgin for many years and also was a director and chairman of the board of Elgin National Bank. Bill was always happy in his workshop, carving and making furniture, He was also so very happy to have been able to winter in Naples, Fla. for over 30 years, where he and Margie met many friends and spent so much quality time together, He thoroughly enjoyed sports throughout his life, especially, handball, racquetball and golf. Bill always felt blessed to have so many friends who meant so much to him. His children and grandchildren were the highlight of his life, and he loved them all dearly. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Marjorie Real Snellgrove, whom he adored and felt so fortunate to have all his life. Also surviving are his seven daughters, Mary Ann (David) Dunt of Sycamore, Katherine Snellgrove of Madison, Wis., Joan (Gary) Fisher of Elgin, Sue (Matt) Arena of San Jose, Calif., Rita (Kirk) Weber and Teresa (Joe) McMahon, both of Elgin and Annie (Keith) Johnson of Geneva; his two sons, Joseph (Marcia) of West Chicago and Charles (Vicki) of Elgin; 13 grandsons; eight granddaughters; and his brother, Jack Snellgrove of Kerrville, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Steve Snellgrove. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 215 Thomas More Drive, Elgin, with Rev. Geoffrey Wirth and Rev. James McKitrick officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St. (Route 31), Elgin, and on Tuesday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the , 6 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. or The Paul Rudy Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Attn: Sally Estes, Treasurer, 17 N. First St., Geneva, IL 60134. For information, www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com of 847-741-8800.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2012
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