Gerald 'Jerry' Snyder, 82


Gerald “Jerry” Snyder, 82, of Taylorville, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at 11:51 a.m. at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Graveside services were held in Anderson Cemetery in Palmer with Pastor Chad Foster officiating. Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville assisted the family.

Mr. Snyder was born Feb. 16, 1938, in Taylorville, the son of Eugene and Mary (Best) Snyder. He married Donna J. Frye on Nov. 28, 1958, in Mississippi, and she preceded him in death on July 11, 2016.

A farmer, he was also a grain operator. He was a member of the Taylorville Moose Lodge #1516, Knights of Columbus Council #2120, The Fraternal Order of Eagles Arie 1425, VFW Post #4495, and Palmer Advent Christian Church. He was a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by his daughters, Vicki (Steve) Grundy of Morrisonville and Vanessa Younker of Morton;  grandchildren, Brandon Grundy, Katlyn Grundy, Claire Younker and Gabe Younker; great-grandchildren, Kessa Stephens and Libby Stephens; and several cousins.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sons, Jeffrey Snyder and Steven Snyder; and sister, Barbara Pellerin.

Memorials may be made to the Taylorville Moose Lodge #1516, 720 McAdam Dr., Taylorville, IL 62568 or to Moose Charities, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539.

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