ALGONQUIN – Gosta "Gus" E. Snickars, 85, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at his home in Algonquin.
Gus was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Karpero Korsholm, Finland, to Werner and Olga (nee Almquist) Snickars.
He married his wife, Inga, in 1949, and moved to Algonquin in 1954.
Gus retired from Arnold Engineering in Marengo as a project engineer.
He enjoyed spending time with family, carpentry and fishing whenever possible.
He is survived by his son, Roger, of Algonquin; and grandson, John (Katie) Snickars of Cary.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Inga.
The family will receive friends from 1 until the memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the chapel of Windridge Memorial Park, 7014 S. Rawson Bridge Road, Cary.
Memorial contributions may be given to the
, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604.
For information, call Windridge Funeral Home at 847-639-2191 or visit www.WindridgeFuneralHome.com.