William "Bill" Snedic
WILLIAM J. "BILL" SNEDIC, age 89, of Willard, WI, passed away at Clark County Rehab & Living Center, in Owen, WI, on Monday, May 1, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, May 12, 2023 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. Rev. Emmanuel Famiyeh will officiate, and burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Billy Buss, Randy Fox, Robert Barth, Charles Steffen, Robert Trunkel and Roger Gregorich. Honorary pallbearers will be: Mary Lou Behrens, Mary Lou Kirshner and Mary Darnell. Military rites will be conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post #238. Visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, from 9am until time of service.
William John Snedic was born on July 25, 1933 in Sheboygan, WI, to John A. and Ann E. (Trunkel) Snedic. In his early years, he was raised on his grandparent's farm in Willard, while his dad was working on the west coast camouflaging ships for the WWII war effort. Bill attended Willard State Graded School through the 8th grade, and then moved to Greenwood after his dad came home. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1951, and then went on to St. Norbert College and got degrees in both Biology and Philosophy. He was also a long-distance runner for the track team, running both the mile and two-mile in each meet, winning most of his races by wide margins. His yearbook states Bill was without a doubt the greatest distance runner St. Norbert's ever had, and held the school record for both distances. While in college, Bill joined the Army ROTC and served from November 18, 1955 until his honorable discharge on October 17, 1957. In 1970, he purchased the home he currently lived in at the base of North Mound. Bill was a carpenter by trade, and built many of the homes and buildings in and around Clark County. He was also a very skilled craftsman who could create anything he set his mind on doing.
Bill was very involved in the Willard community. He was a very active member of Holy Family Church, was a leader for many years with the Greenwood Cub and Boy Scouts, he taught CCD classes, served on the Town of Hendren board, was a member of the Knights of Columbus Lady of Fatima Council, and was involved in the Slovenska Druzba Club for many years. Bill was proud of his Slovenian heritage.
He had other interests, but especially loved reading, traveling the world and experiencing other cultures, fishing, hunting, his flower and vegetable gardens, and was well-known for his Strudel.
Bill is survived by one sister: Mary Ann (Ron) Snedic Wunderlin of Minneapolis, MN; one sister-in-law: Ruth Snedic of West Allis, WI; nieces, other relatives, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, James, on May 12, 2022.
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Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.
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