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LACON - Richard Lee Snyder, 66, of Lacon passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon, Ill.

He was born July 24, 1947, in Peoria, Ill., the son of James H. and Ruby B. (Sarver) Snyder. He married Susan DeWalt on May 3, 1969, in Lacon.

Surviving are his wife; one son, Brian (Lisa) Snyder of Lacon; one brother, Denny Snyder of Pontiac; one sister, Julie (Don) O'Neil of Princeville; and grandchildren, Tyler and Emily.

Richard was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the American Legion Post 593.

He was a truck driver for Growmark FS.

Richard was a member of the Lacon-Sparland Fire Protection District for 29 years, last serving as Assistant Chief. He later served as a trustee for the district for 20 years.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Wisconsin and fishing.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 28, at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home, 1107 N. 4th St., in Chillicothe. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lacon, with military rites. Deacon Bob Murphy will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Lacon-Sparland Fire Department.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hurdfamilyfunerals.com.



Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 24, 2014
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