Calvin David Snow, 79, of Lacon went home to be with his Savior on Aug. 9, 2019.

A visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday in Calvary Bible Church, Lacon, with funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday in the church and pastor Joe Bella and Tom Nofsinger officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, La Salle. Lenz Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Born Aug. 1, 1940, in La Salle to Norman and Edith (Traeger) Snow, Cal married Sue Schell on June 3, 1974.

After graduating from La Salle-Peru Township 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.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother Paul N. Snow.

Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Rachel (Tim) Collins of Lacon, Jen (Andrew) Fitzgibbon of Louisville, Ky., Shannon (Phil) Lang of Normal and Jessica (Greg) Whittet of Honolulu; 14 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Calvary Bible Church in Lacon or Crossroads Church in Webster, Wis.

Online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com

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