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9/14/2020 10:01:00 AM
Gerald Snyder
February 16, 1938 - September 12, 2020
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Gerald “Jerry” Snyder, 82 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11:51 a.m. at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.

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

Jerry worked as a farmer and 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, Palmer Advent Christian Church and he was a loving father and grandfather.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; sons: Jeffrey Snyder and Steven Snyder and sister: Barbara Pellerin.  

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Graveside services will follow the visitation starting at 1:30 p.m. in Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, Ill. with Pastor Chad Foster officiating.

 Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their online guest book at

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