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Donald L. Snetsinger

December 23, 1937 — March 8, 2024

McHenry

Visitation for Donald L. Snetsinger, 86, of McHenry, formerly of Lake Zurich, will be held Sunday, March 17, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of family remembrances at 1:00 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich.  Burial will follow in Lake Zurich Cemetery. After which everyone is welcome to join us for cake and coffee at the old Lake Zurich Fire Station, 77 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich. 

Donald was born December 23, 1937, in Elgin, Illinois, and passed away Friday, March 8, 2024, at his home in McHenry surrounded by his family. Donald is the beloved husband of Darlene Snetsinger (nee Novy), married 64 years; loving father of Scott (Stephanie), Dana (Rob) Hummel, Amy (Ken) Maggiore, Cindy (Steve) Juiris, grandfather of 11; and many nieces and nephews; dear son of the late Clarence and Helen (Nee Mills) Snetsinger; father of infant son Paul; fond brother of Robert and David.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Village of Lake Zurich to erect a friendship bench in Don’s memory.


Don always had a smile on his face and made a friend everywhere he went. He was a proud family man who loved his wife children and grandchildren immensely. His love for farming started at an early age raising many farm animals at his farm in Lake Zurich. In 1992, Don & Darlene founded the Lake County Farm Heritage Association with the goal of preserving farm history in Lake County, IL. Over the course of 25+ years, the program became a well-attended family event and many people looked forward to it every year. At the show, Don loved interacting with every person who stepped up to his rope maker. As President for many years, he was involved in every aspect of making sure the show ran smoothly.

In 2000, Don & Darlene moved to Plymouth, WI and rebuilt an 1851 log cabin where they enjoyed beekeeping and gardening. In 2018, they moved back to IL to be closer to their family. Don spent his last years being a member of his beloved club and spending time with his friends and loved ones.

Don was an extremely casual person. In celebration of his life please wear casual, comfortable and happy color clothing.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donald L. Snetsinger, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, March 17, 2024

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Ahlgrim Family Funeral Services

415 S Buesching Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 17, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of family remembrances at 1:00 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich.

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Family Remembrances

Sunday, March 17, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ahlgrim Family Funeral Services

415 S Buesching Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 17, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of family remembrances at 1:00 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Interment

Sunday, March 17, 2024

2:15 - 2:45 pm (Central time)

Burial will follow the family remembrances in Lake Zurich Cemetery.

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