Cleo D. “CD” Snyder, 96

Cleo D. “CD” Snyder, 96, of Wabash, passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 in Fort Wayne.  He was born on Nov. 27, 1923, in Larwill to the late Charles C. and Phoebe (Starner) Snyder. 

CD married Wilma M. Hatten on Nov. 24, 1954 in Chillocothe, Ohio. She passed away on Sept. 14, 2003.

CD was a 1941 graduate of Pierceton High School where he played numerous sports. He was a 1951 graduate of Purdue University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. CD worked as a chemical engineer for Celotex in Wabash.  He retired in 1989.  CD owned many rental properties in Wabash.  CD was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Wabash.

CD served during World War II, in the United States Army as a Sergeant, from 1943 to 1946.  He fought in Europe, at the Battle of the Bulge, in Dec. of 1944. 

CD loved watching college basketball and cheering for IU.  He also loved to play golf.

CD is survived by one son, Charles L. (Betty) Snyder, of Kansas City, Kan.; three grandsons, Erick Sheldon, of Enid, Okla., Ryan Snyder, of Kansas City, Kan., and Chase Snyder, of Kansas City, Kan.; one granddaughter, Colby Snyder, of Indianapolis; and two great-grandchildren, Lola and Nora Sheldon.  He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue. Reverend Chris Tiedeman will be the officiant.  Entombment will follow at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

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Posted on 2020 Jan 02