John D. Snyder, 59, of Blue Grass, Iowa, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at his home after a brief battle with a cancerous brain tumor.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to Keith Ruefer Scholarship Fund or the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Snyder was an Army veteran, serving as a military policeman in Korea during the Vietnam War. He married Cindy Epley-Lawlor Jan. 16, 1993, in Blue Grass. He was a tool-and-die maker in the steel industry.
Mr. Snyder was a board member of the Family Credit Union, Davenport. He was an avid bowler, having bowled 25 years in the Annual National ABC Tournament, and organized various other tournaments. He was a member of VFW Post 9128 and American Legion Post 26. He also enjoyed camping and fishing, playing euchre, collecting antique tools and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy; children, Jennifer and Ron Ward and Tim Snyder, all of Davenport, Sara Snyder, Des Moines, Iowa, Chris Binns, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Brad Lawlor, Davenport; grandchildren, Andrew Oberlander, Amber Ward, Kelsey Ward and Zachery Binns; sisters, Betty and Bob Wells, Davenport, and Mary Lou and Ken Thorndyke, Maysville, Iowa; and brothers, David and Raelene Snyder, Chattanooga, Tenn., Don and Nancy Snyder, Davenport, Bill and Madonna Snyder, Carolina Shores, N.C., and Wayne and Rhonda Snyder, Livonia, Mich. Return to top
Rita Mae Willis, 81, of Davenport, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at Genesis West, Davenport.
Graveside services are 1 p.m. Monday at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Those attending the service should meet at the mortuary before 12:30 p.m.
She was born Sept. 6, 1921, in Davenport to Alfred and Elsie Richter Carstens. She married LeRoy Willis Aug. 14, 1965, in Davenport. He died March 7, 1973.
Survivors include daughters, Rita Wymer, Moline, and Carol Back, Davenport; son, ``Butch'' Wymer, Davenport; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Fredell Carstens and Manfred ``Skip'' Carstens, both of Davenport; and sisters, Adele Erwin, Moline, and Shirley Doolittle, Michigan. Return to top