PEORIA - O.L. Gil Snyder, 86, of Crystal Lake, brother of a Peoria woman, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
He was born April 4, 1927, in Coal City to Lenville and Fawnie (Boss) Snyder. He served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. On July 9, 1949, he married Phyllis Allonby in Lincoln.
Gil was president of Chicago Spence Tool & Rubber Co. in Melrose Park for 52 years.
He was a devoted husband and a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his children, Jodie (Bruce) Roth, Janet (Paul) Nikoden, Gil (Nancy) Snyder and Jay (Cindy) Snyder; his grandchildren, Brandon (Carrieann), Garrett, Ashley, Gilson, Teri, Jennifer, Heather (Adam), Bradley (Kerri) and Jason; his great-grandchildren, Shyann, Bobby, Samantha and Elisabeth; and his siblings, Harriette Koeppel, Linda Nickeson and Sandy Prisby.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; and his siblings, Cedric "Bud" Snyder, Norma Wagner and Betty Donath.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The service will be at 7 p.m. Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to the Crystal Lake Fire Department, 100 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
For information, call the funeral home at (815) 459-1760. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.