Charles “Chuck” Snyder, 75, of Geneseo, died on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Trinity Medical Center, in Rock Island. A visitation was from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, where a rosary was recited at 4:45 p.m. A funeral mass was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 5 at St. Malachy Catholic Church, in Geneseo. Fr. Michael Pakula officiated. A luncheon with family and friends followed.

Charles “Chuck” Snyder, 75, of Geneseo, died on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Trinity Medical Center, in Rock Island. A visitation was from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, where a rosary was recited at 4:45 p.m. A funeral mass was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 5 at St. Malachy Catholic Church, in Geneseo. Fr. Michael Pakula officiated. A luncheon with family and friends followed.

On Wed., March 7, at 11 a.m., a memorial mass was celebrated by Fr. William Sullivan, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in New Haven, Ind. A visitation was one hour prior to the mass. A graveside service was immediately following at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, in New Haven. Family and friends gathered for a luncheon at St. John the Baptist Church after the cemetery service.

Chuck was born June 27, 1942, in New Haven, Ind., to Bernard L. and Hilda M. (Schnelker) Snyder. He attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Grade School and was taught by the extraordinarily dedicated Sisters of St. Agnes. He graduated from New Haven High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a master of science degree in industrial engineering in 1965.

He worked at the International Harvester, Fort Wayne Truck Plant as a production line supervisor and supply management supervisor. He taught engineering technology at Purdue Regional Campus, in Fort Wayne, and was manager of advanced manufacturing engineering at General Electric, in Fort Wayne. Chuck joined Deere and Company, in Moline, and had various assignments at the corporate headquarters, Harvester Works and the Seeding Division, in manufacturing engineering, total quality management, and project management.

He married Joyce Eaton on Dec. 2, 1967, ad they had four children: Cathy Dow, of Malta, Ill.; Chris (Betty) Snyder, of Frisco, Texas; Becky (Kris) Gerber, of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Phil (Sara) Snyder, of Minneapolis, Minn. They welcomed many foster children into their home, including Kevin (Denise) Lac, of Naperville. Their grandchildren are: Jessica Snyder, Colleen Dow, Samantha and Josh Snyder, and Lyle and Otis Gerber. Joyce preceded Chuck in death in 2007.

In 2008, Chuck had the good fortune to meet and fall in love with Regina “Gina” Moore, and they were married on June 12, 2010. The family was extended to include Megan (Todd) Gilbert, of Ft. Collins, Colo.; Molly (Kris) Lewis, of Geneseo; and Matt (Rachel) Moore, of Coal Valley. Grandchildren include: Julia, Noah and Isabella Lewis; Adeline Moore; and Annie and Martin Gilbert. With family in 10 states, including Delaware, Colorado, Minnesota and Texas, they were able to make many enjoyable trips to visit family and friends.

Chuck was active at St. Malachy Parish and recently served on the parish council. He was involved in youth sports programs in Geneseo, including baseball and basketball. He also enjoyed making bread.

Chuck was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Snyder; nephew, Spencer Snyder; and brother-in-law, David Crosby. He is survived by his sisters, Barbara Cosby and Lisa Snyder, both in Indianapolis, Ind.; and sister-in-law, Mary Sue Snyder, of Temperance, Mich.

Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Malachy Catholic Church or the Geneseo Atkinson Food Pantry.