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Calvin Snow

August 1, 1940 — August 9, 2019

Calvin David Snow, age 79, of Lacon, IL went home to be with his Savior Thursday, August 9, 2019. Born August 1, 1940 in Lasalle, IL to Norman and Edith (Traeger) Snow, Cal married Sue Schell on June 3, 1974. Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother Paul N. Snow. Surviving are his wife, four daughters: Rachel (Tim) Collins of Lacon, IL, Jen (Andrew) Fitzgibbon of Louisville, KY, Shannon (Phil) Lang of Normal, IL and Jessica (Greg) Whittet of Honolulu, HI, 14 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

After graduating from L-P High School (1958), Cal pursued a teaching degree at Normal University (ISU) and then enjoyed sharing his love for history, civics and English at IVC high School in Chillicothe for 32 years. His love for teaching, asking probing questions and discussing ideas spilled out of the classroom and into every conversation he had with friends and strangers alike. He loved to challenge people to think more deeply and care for others more intentionally. Most of all, he wanted to introduce others to His Savior, Jesus Christ.

Cal loved to gather people around the dinner table and always insisted on candles and flowers. His hobbies reflect his love for relationships and the great outdoors. From fishing and bicycling to hiking and gardening, he always had someone by his side, a word of wisdom (sometimes a lecture) and a camera in his hand to capture the moment or the flower by the path. He spent many special years with his wife, girls and many visitors at their "Snow Chalet" in Wisconsin where they encouraged people to "Come apart awhile and rest." He truly wanted people to know that they were loved, and we will miss his constant encouragement and words of wisdom.

A visitation will be held at Calvary Bible church in Lacon, IL on Friday, August 16th from 5 to 7pm with funeral services, Saturday, August 17th at 10am. Pastor Joe Bella and Tom Nofsinger officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in LaSalle. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Calvary Bible Church in Lacon, IL or Crossroads Church in Webster, WI and online condolences can be left at

Funeral Service

AUG 17. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Calvary Bible Church
849State route 26
Lacon, IL 61540

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