William Alton Snodgrass
William “Bill” Snodgrass, 79, died peacefully in his sleep during the early morning hours of February 27, 2017.
Bill was born on July 10, 1937 in Ashland, Kentucky to Eva and Ewing Snodgrass. Bill attended Ashland High School where he met his future bride, Elizabeth “Betty” Flowers. They graduated in 1955. After high school Bill continued his education at the University of Cincinnati, graduating in 1960 with a Chemical Engineering degree. Bill and Betty were married in Ashland on August 2, 1959.
After college, Bill and Betty moved to Midland, Michigan to begin their careers and raise a family. Bill worked at Dow Chemical for 30 years where he held several positions throughout his career. One of his proudest achievements was working with Dow and the National Parks Service to establish a recycling program within the national parks in the early 90’s. Bill also often spoke fondly of the privilege of being able to help Dow recruit new engineers.
Bill enjoyed boating and camping with his family, and playing bridge with neighborhood friends. After retiring from Dow, Bill and Betty spent their time in Madison, Wisconsin and Sun Lakes, Arizona. In retirement, Bill enjoyed golfing while in Arizona, boating on Lake Monona, visiting Door County, and visits from his children and grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his lifelong love Betty, who resides in Sun Prairie, WI, his three sons, Alan(Becki), David, Neil(Heidi), five grandchildren, Haley, Trevor, Olivia, Loralee, and Spencer and Brother in-law Jim Flowers(Jo).
Our family would like to thank the entire staff of the Sun Prairie Lighthouse Senior Living Center and Agrace Hospice for their exceptional care.
A private memorial service is being planned. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. (http://www.alz.org)
Cress Funeral Home
1310 Emerald Terrace
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
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