Kenneth Eugene "Kenny" Snedeker, 80, of Marshall, Ill., passed away at 6:52 p.m. Thursday April 20, 2017, at Union Hospital Emergency Room in Terre Haute. He was born Nov. 25, 1936, to Freda Lucille Snedeker.
His mother passed away when he was 11 years old and he later went to live with his Uncle and Aunt Johnie and March Snedeker, where he made his home until he graduated from Marshall High School in 1954. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957 and after returning from the service he went to work at Quality Lime Company.
Kenny was a motorcycle enthusiast and rode cycles for over 65 years. He enjoyed being a Ham Radio Operator for over 50 years. He served as treasurer of the Clark County Fair for 10 years. He was a member of American Motorcycle Association (AMA), American Radio Relay League (ARRL), National Rifle Association (NRA), Gun Owners Or America (GOA), Heritage Trail ABATE, and the American Legion Post 90 in Marshall. He was of Lutheran Faith.
Kenny married Margaret Sue Amacher on Nov. 7, 1964, and together they raised four children. He retired from Quality Lime in 1999 after 42 years.
Surviving are his wife Sue; a daughter, Flossie Lawrence; son, Kevin (Nancee); and a daughter-in-law, Mitzi Snedeker, all of Marshall; grandchildren, Michael, Melissa, Misty, Amanda, Emily, Bryan, Jennifer, Melissa, and Alan; great-grandchildren, Summer, John, Chandler, Kaylee, Luke, Josh, Mack, Sienna, Luca, and Kimber; two sisters, Virginia Cook (Bill) of Marshall and and Doloros Sahba (Max) of California; cousins he was raised with as brothers and sisters, Ted Snedeker (Kay), Vance Snedeker (Shannon), Eric Snedeker, Winnie Chappel (Gary), Tim Snedeker (Naki), Loretta Thompson (Dan), and Phyllis Readinger.
He was preceded in death by his mother; two sons, Van and Gary; one grandchild, Jai; and his Uncle and Aunt Johnie and March Snedeker, and Aunt Opal Martin.
According to his wishes cremation has been arranged. A celebration of life service will be 5 p.m.CDT Wednesday in Kenny's Honor in the American Legion Post 90 (upstairs), 302 S. 8th St., Marshall, with Brother Billie Ray Ulrey officiating and military rites by the Military Honor Guard from American Legion Post 90 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5975. Visitation will be 3 p.m. until service time Wednesday. The family suggests that if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Heritage Home for Veterans of Hutsonville or to the Marshall Cemetery Maintenance Fund with envelopes available at the service. Care and arrangements have been entrusted to Fitzpatrick Funeral Home of West Terre Haute.
Published on April 22, 2017