Obit: Snyder, Cecil (1893 - 1948)

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Surnames: Snyder, Pullen, Ledger, Leonhardt

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04/15/1948

Snyder, Cecil (1 OCT 1893 - 7 APR 1948)

Cecil L. Snyder, son of Eli and Louise Snyder, born in the village of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) Oct. 1, 1893, died in Newberry, Mich. At 4:47 p.m., April 7, 1948, of a heart condition and was buried in the L’Anse Cemetery Sat. April 10, 1948.

Cecil had many relatives and friends who held him in high regard here, for he grew to manhood, volunteered for service in World War I and on his return from overseas duty, married and was in business in Thorp. He took an active part with his father Eli Snyder, in the organization and development of Wissota Beach. Later removing to L’Anse, Mich., where he had been in the employ of the Ford Motor Co. up to the time of his death.

Funeral services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of L’Anse conducted by Father F. J. Scheringer who departed from the usual custom and gave a heart warming sermon, reassuring and comforting to the mourners and listened to with evident approval by the many friends and neighbors who filled the church to capacity.

The remains throughout the ceremony were under Military Escort Color Guard and detail by the Wm. McGlue Legion Post No. 144. Most impressive in the manner in which honor and respect was rendered to a departed comrade.

The pallbearers were: George Leonhardt of Madison, Francis Leonhardt of Sun Prairie, Leon Leonhardt of Madison, all brothers of Mrs. Cecil Snyder, and Charles Ricks of Baltimore, Md., Fred Pullen of Hibbing, Minn.

Besides those mentioned as pallbearers, Cecil leaves to mourn his untimely passing, Irene (Leonhardt) Snyder, his beloved wife; two sons, John C. Snyder of L’Anse, Mich., Mark Snyder of Milwaukee; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Pullen of Hibbing, Minn.; two brothers, Stephen C. Snyder of Milwaukee, and Lee J. Snyder of Thorp; daughter-in-law Elaine Snyder of Milwaukee; sister-in-law Mrs. E. M. Leger, Marshfield; all of whom attended the funeral.

It will be remembered that Cecil lost a son, Dale Snyder in the darkest hours of the Philippines - the fall of Corregidor and the torturous march from Bataan. Never in good health from the time Cecil had returned from World War I, the tragic fate of his son…(the rest of my copy was cut off)



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