Wayne Allen Snow age 74 of Rockford went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born January 2, 1936 in Onamia, Minnesota to Loren and Evangeline (Taft) Snow.
Wayne served in the USMC retiring at the rank of Staff Sergeant. He went on to a career with the CDF or California Department of Forestry retiring after almost 20 years of service.
Wayne loved his family, spending time with them and talking to them. He enjoyed growing flowers for his wife, Cheech because he knew she loved them. He loved playing cards with everyone. Traveling, vacationing, 4 wheeling, camping and fishing and connecting with friends were all pastimes Wayne loved.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Charlotte (Robinette) ; parents Loren and Evangeline Snow; mother in law Marguerite Osborn (Hayes-Robinette), Walter Robinette, Phillip Robinette, grandson Patrick Spencer Snow; sisters and spouse Yvonne and Chuck Kutzler, Lorraine Youst; and a son-in-law Vincent Silvas.
Wayne is survived by his wife Cheech; children and spouses Wayne Jr. “Butch”, Rita Silvas, Rhonda and John Wright, Greg and Mary Snow, Kevin and Debbie Snow, Loretta and Harold Bishop; grandchildren: Lori, Selina, C.J., Sara, Gabriel, Jolene, Elizabeth, Zachary, Benjamin, Phillip, Emily Kathryn, Emily Hope, Cameron, Dustin, Juliane, Kayla, Rachel, Leah, Jacob; great grandchildren Catherine, Ethan, Rhienna, and Hazel; step-children Laurie and Scott Kivisto, Carrie and Bill Matzdorf, Valerie Spicer, Jennifer Virnig; step grandchildren Brenda, Jeff, Jesica, Josh, Julia, Cole, Shelly; step great grandchildren Rylie, Jesse, Jace, Grant, Chloe, Makila ; brother Gerald and Carolyn Snow; sisters April Johnson, Crystal Snow; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial service will held Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at the Buffalo American Legion Post in Buffalo, Minnesota.