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In Memory

John Snell

John H. Snell


John H. Snell

Born: June 09, 1941
Died: June 18, 2016



John H. Snell, 75, of Decatur, IL passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 23,
2016 at Christ Tabernacle Church. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. John will be laid to rest in Hall Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Christ Tabernacle Church.
John was born on June 9,
1941 in Decatur, IL, the son of Paul and Selma (Rahn) Snell. After graduating from MacArthur High School, he worked various jobs before being drafted into the U.S. Army. After completion of his service, John was hired by Firestone Tire & Rubber Company where he was employed for over 30 years. He married Sandra Lee whom he later divorced. John later married Barbara Pistorius in 1982. 
John is survived by his wife: Barbara Snell of Decatur, IL; daughter: Michelle (Philip) Crawford of Forsyth, IL; stepsons: Daniel G. Pistorius of Blue Mound, IL and Eric C. Pistorius of Chicago, IL; grandson: Jonathan Crawford of Forsyth, IL; sister: Judy (Frans) Rynders of Blue Mound, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. D. Patel, Dr. James Wade and the DMH nurses and staff on 4100.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.



Wednesday, June 22, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dawson & Wikoff
West Wood Street
515 West Wood Street 
Decatur, Illinois 62522


Life Celebration Service

Thursday, June 23, 2016
10:00 AM

Christ Tabernacle Church 
401 W. Prairie 
Decatur, IL 62522