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Saturday, March 1st, 2014
William Snider
William N. Snider, 70, Mendon, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 1, 1943, in Celina to Lyle Edson and Esther Webb Snider. His mother preceded him in death, and his father survives in Mendon. On Aug. 29, 1964, he was married to Caral G. Welker, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Kelly (Amy) Snider, Englewood, and Jeff Snider, Mendon; four grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Zachary and Mark Snider; a brother, Gary (Joan) Snider, Celina; a sister, Brenda (Eugene) Hicks, Mendon; a brother-in-law, Eric (Bonita) Welker, Mendon; and two sisters-in-law, June (Gordon) Gingrich, Grand Haven, Mich., and Jane Amstutz of Florida.
Deceased are a son, Mark D. Snider, who died in 1998, and his parents-in-law, Lowell and Eleanor Welker.
He was a 1961 graduate of Mendon-Union High School and had worked at Teledyne Ohio Steel in Lima for 24.5 years, and Trim Trends in Spencerville. He retired from the Village of Mendon, after working for 10 years as the utilities superintendent. He currently was serving as mayor of the village, had been president of the village council for several years and also served on the board of public affairs. He served with the Mendon Union Fire Department for 50 years, 28 of those as chief. At the age of 25, he was appointed as the Mendon fire chief, the youngest fire chief in Ohio at the time. For 15 years, he was also a volunteer with the Mendon EMS.
He was a member of Mendon United Methodist Church, and had served as church treasurer. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, was a gun collector, enjoyed hunting and trapshooting and also collected model trains. He was a trustee for the Mercer County Sportsmen's Association.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday at Mendon United Methodist Church, the Rev. Donald Clinger officiating. Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery. A meal for family and friends will be held following the services at the church fellowship hall.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and an hour before the time of services on Monday at the Mendon United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sanctuary Fund at Mendon United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are being handled by W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon.
Online condolences may be left at www.dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.
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