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Wellington C. "Bill" Snyder, 84, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Adams Woodcrest.
He was born on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1929, in Fort Wayne, to the late Peter D. and Gladys O. (Place) Snyder. He married his first wife, M. Helen Morehous on Aug. 16, 1950, she passed away on Oct. 11, 1991. He married Mary E. (Beer) Schindler on Feb. 19, 1993, she survives.
Bill served in the United States Marine Corp from 1947-1951 during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Decatur Church of Christ where he served as teacher, trustee, deacon and elder. Bill retired from Schwann's Ice Cream Company with 16 years of service and prior to that he worked at Jewel Tea Company for five years and Pepsi Cola Bottling Company for 10 years.
Survivors include a son, Mike (Donna) Snyder of Ray, Ohio; a daughter, Carla Miller of Fort Wayne; a step-daughter, Sheryl (Steven) Haggerty of Rocky Mounty, N.C.; a step-son, Thomas (Debbi) Schindler of Decatur; three grandchildren, Zachery Snyder, Sam Snyder and Jade Miller; several step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Craig and Ricky Snyder; a step-daughter, Kathy Schindler; and two brothers, Maurice and Meredith Snyder.
Visitation will be from 12-6 p.m. Sunday in the Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on MOnday also in the funeral home with Pastor David Ray and Steven Haggerty officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #43, Decatur.
Preferred memorials are to Decatur Church of Christ.