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WAPELLA — Lonny Snow, 62, Wapella, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday (July 22, 2011) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, following a motorcycle accident.

His memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Church, Wapella, with the Rev. Peter Pilon officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington. Interment will be private.

Memorials may be made to Heyworth school district or Heyworth Fire and Ambulance Department.

Lonny was born Oct. 8, 1948, in Bloomington, the son of Les and Margaret Hefner Snow Jr. He married Sandy Gaines on Feb. 17, 1968, at St. Mary’s Church, Bloomington. She survives.

He is also survived by his mother, Margaret Hebel, Normal; two sons, Scott (Becky) Snow, Heyworth, and Brett (Angela) Snow, Chicago; six grandchildren, Caden, Saegan, Aidan, Levyn, Ian and Laney; a sister, Kandra Brogotti, California; a brother, Ty Denney, Bloomington; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tiger Snow.

Lonny graduated from Bloomington High School in 1966 and served in the National Guard. He owned both Pit Row Sports Bar and Grill in Heyworth and SCI General Contractor. He was a member of St. Patrick Church, Wapella.

Lonny was a collector of old cars and an avid racing fan. He loved entertaining, cooking and spending time with his grandchildren, who were the joy of his life. He strived to give to those in need.

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