William DeWayne Snider

May 13, 1941 - November 25, 2014
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Belvidere, IL

William DeWayne Snider, 73, of Belvidere, IL passed away November 25, 2014.  Bill was born May 13, 1941, son of Elvis and Yvonne (Towles) Snider.  He is survived by his brothers, Joe and wife Paula Snider. Mike and wife Donna; two sons, Brent and Brian; two step children, Jennifer and Matt; four grandchildren, Michael, Andrea, Jessica, Adele; one great- grandchild, Madison.

Bill married Nancy Cartwright, October of 1961 in Springfield, IL (sons Brent and Brian).  He married Karen Hawver in 1987 (Stepchildren, Jennifer and Matt).

Bill enjoyed life to the fullest and thru the years made many friends.  Bill was an avid fan of St. Louis Cardinals baseball and going to the games with his two sons.  Bill was also a fan of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Racing which he enjoyed attending with friends.  Additionally he enjoyed nature with his grandchildren.

Bill served on the Belvidere Police Department from August 1, 1966 retiring as a Sargent, August 1, 1991.  Following his retirement from the police department he drove truck for freedom Express Lines in Eagan, MN.  Most recently, Bill was employed by Greater Rockford Auto Auction.

Bill was very active in the community.  He was responsible for getting the first lighted softball field in Belvidere at the Boone County Fairgrounds, operating from 1979-2004.  He was a lifetime member of the Illinois Police Association (Division lucky 13), Belvidere Moose Club and Belvidere VFW.  Bill was a past member of the Belvidere Elks Club.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Service at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere with Bill’s brother,  Rev. Joseph Snider, retired United Methodist Church, Northern Illinois Conference, officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery.  To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 28, 2014

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery.


Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Service at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere with Bill’s brother,  Rev. Joseph Snider, retired United Methodist Church, Northern Illinois Conference, officiating.


 

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Born: May 13, 1941
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Kathy Mechler posted on 11/26/14

To Bill's Family - This guy is gonna be missed!!!! We had so much fun with him when he used to open and close the bank when so many of us worked there. Such a character and a truly great guy!! Party in heaven today - Keep your memories close until you meet again!! The Mechler Family

 

Raymond Grilz posted on 11/27/14

I met Bill when he was driving for Freedom Express and we hit it off right away and had many laughs. I had the pleasure of meeting his two sons when he was hospitalized in St. Paul. He was the kind of guy you are proud to say he is my friend. Sorry for your loss. A friend Ray Grilz.

 

Ed posted on 11/27/14

Be with our Lord my friend.

 

Alton Parker & Family posted on 11/28/14

Bill rest in peace:-)

 

kenneth dunn posted on 11/28/14

RIP friends from GRAA

 

kenneth dunn posted on 11/28/14

Bill was a good friend from GRAA

 

Keith Streeter (from Oakview Truck Stop) posted on 11/28/14

Brian and Brent. I didn't know your Dad for a long time, but I do remember he was always fun to talk with. You and your families have my sympathy. Take care.

 

Pete & Deb Crawford posted on 11/29/14

A man with a big heart, a friend that was there if you called. RIP my friend. Thoughts - Prayers to Brent - Brian and the family.

 

Rory Peterson posted on 11/29/14

I am sorry that he has gone. He was a good man, and a good friend, May God bless his family.

 

Russ and Marie Dinsmore posted on 11/27/14

So sorry for Your Loss. Thoughts and Prayers to all of you. Bill was the BEST neighbor. We will miss him dearly ! The Russ and Marie and Family

 

Rodney & Karen Snyder posted on 11/27/14

Our deepest sympathy to Brent & Brian & family. Will never forget your dad & all the fun we had when you boys were growing up. God bless.

 

The Daniels family posted on 11/26/14

Brian, Brent & family, We are so sorry to hear about Bill he was a true friend, and a great person. We will sure miss him. We will keep all of you in our prayers and thoughts.

 

The Nettleton Family posted on 11/26/14

Bill was such a good friend and neighbor, and he will be missed. Our condolences to his family.

 

The Nettletons posted on 11/26/14

In memory of Bill

 

Colleen Whalen posted on 11/26/14

Brain, Brent and Family. Sorry to hear about the passing of Bill we shared a lot of laughs and memories through the years. We will keep Bill in our thoughts and prayers. Dutch Whalen and family.

 

Kathy Holz-Zammuto posted on 11/26/14

The world lost a truly unique, entertaining and generous person with Bill's passing. At least we had one last trip to St Louis in October with him...will think of him enjoying those days!

 

Joanne Bert Thornton posted on 11/26/14

My deepest sympathy to my dear friend Bill's families. The memories of great fun & times together will be going thru my mind the days to come. The Belvidere Merchants ball team was filled w/happy times because of Bill's good nature! I will miss the warm hug I got from him when I'd just happen to run into him. Bill's smile and laugh will be remembered a long time. Love to his loved ones. Bert, TN

 

Nancy Frank Johnson posted on 11/27/14

Sorry for your loss. This man was great to me when I was a teenager. Helped me in many ways. He will be missed. RIP Bill

 

Michael and Elaine Hollingsworth posted on 11/27/14

My husband knew him as he grew up in Belvedere and was a graduate of the class of '72. His parents are Herman and Nancy Hollingsworth and Darlene Spooner. Our prayers going out to family. He will be missed.

 

Katie posted on 11/29/14

Thoughts and prayers to Brent, Brian and Famiy. Your dad always brought a smile to my face. Taking care of him was such a great privilege

 

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