Duane “Dewey” Eugene Snodgrass


BYRON – Duane “Dewey” Eugene Snodgrass, 82, of Byron, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at Serenity Hospice and Home near Oregon. He was born Jan. 21, 1937 the son of Ralph and Anna (Zellers) Snodgrass. 

He graduated from Leaf River High School in 1954. Dewey married Valdene Grace Oltmanns on June 21, 1962. He was a crane and heavy equipment operator for Belvidere Construction and a lifetime member of the Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers. He also was a member of the Ebenezer Reformed Church near Oregon and the Moose Lodge 1551 in Mount Morris.  Dewey enjoyed bowling, traveling the United States, restoring and showing antique cars.

Dewey is survived by his wife of 57 years, Valdene Snodgrass of Byron, brother, Dale (Sharon) Riley of Seville, Ohio, several nephews and nieces. 

Dewey is predeceased by his sister, Judy Boysen. 

Funeral service was 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, with a visitation starting at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer Reformed Church, 2997 N. German Church Rd., Oregon with Pastor Josiah Youngquist officiating. Interment at Ebenezer Cemetery near Oregon. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.