Lawrence "Larry" Snodgrass

May 9, 1932 - December 23, 2018

Lawrence “Larry” Snodgrass, 86, of Batavia died on December 23, 2018 surrounded by his family. Larry was born in Springfield, IL to Otto and Margaret (Bowe) Snodgrass.

He is an Army veteran of the Korean War and a 20-year volunteer at the First Division Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton, IL. He retired after 40 years at Western Electric/Lucent Technologies where he was a trainer who taught courses in the U.S., China, and Saudi Arabia. He enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and restoring military jeeps.

He is survived by his wife Patricia (Cadagin); his children: Dave, Mike (Linda), and Ann; his grandchildren: Amy, Jack, and Allie Snodgrass, and Maggie and Mitchell Ziem; a sister Pat (Chuck) Montgomery; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Thomas and Jack (Mary Jane), and four sisters, Louise (Heine) Bogardus, Sally (Leo) Kikendall, Virginia (Dick) Quay, and Betty Clayton.

A visitation will be held 4:00pm–8:00pm Friday, December 28, 2018 at Moss Family Funeral Home at 209 S. Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday December 29, 2018 at Moss Family Funeral Home with visitation starting at 10:00am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangamon County Child Advocacy Center, 1001 E. Monroe St, Springfield, IL, 62703.

Guest Book

  • Belen Hood Ann, I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for God's peace to fill you.
  • Michele Sansone-Gall Dear Ann: So sorry for the loss of your beloved father. I am praying for you and your family and am wishing you some solace at such a devastating time. Michele S.G.
  • Paul Herbert, Exec Director, First Division Museum at Cantigny We are so sorry to learn of Larry's death. He was a wonderful volunteer, a fixture in our historic vehicle program and a good, good person. We are indebted to him for his service in the Korean War. We extend our sincere condolences and our gratitude to Pat and his entire family. God bless you all.
  • John Cadagin Many great times with Uncle Larry. Be it working on cars or just talking about them with him. The many ski trips at the Playboy Club or the Rockies and the trips with him to the auto junk yard. Always had great times with him and will miss him. He always took his time and enjoyed what he was doing.