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SNITTJER, Emma 1897-1983


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/7/2013 at 22:15:00

Funeral Held Thursday For Emma Snittjer

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Snittjer were held on Thursday, November 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the Second Christian Reformed Church. Pastor Roger Huitink officiated at the services.

A ladies duet, Mrs. Harold Okones and Mrs. Ivan Slifer sang two selections. Mrs. LuRay Neessen was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Dena Heikens and Mrs. Minnie Taffinder.

Pallbearers were Jim Heikens, Harlyn Riekena, Darrell Koch, Jim Thomas, William Zuercher, and Harlin Peters. Honorary pallbearer was Leland Luwe.

The interment service was held at Shiloh Cemetery in Wellsburg.

Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Snittjer passed away around 9 o'clock, Monday evening, October 31, at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center due to complications of advanced age, being a resident of the Care Unit since July of this year. She reached the age of 85 years, 11 months and 19 days.

She was born on November 12, 1897, at Parker, SD, the daughter of Dick J. and Jessie (Primus) Riekena. The family later moved to Wellsburg to make their home. She graduated from the Grundy Center High School.

On December 6, 1917, she was married to John Snittjer at the Wellsburg Reformed Church Parsonage by the Rev. William Landsiedel. This union was blessed with a son, Sherwood, who was born November 29, 1919.

After their marriage they lived in Wellsburg for several years and in 1920 they moved on a farm. In 1929 they moved back to Wellsburg where they continued to make their home. Mr. Snittjer passed away on October 30, 1962. They raised their foster son, Darold Bucholz from the age of four.

Mrs. Snittjer was a charter member of the Second Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg having made profession of faith on October 9, 1919.

She was an active member of the Wellsburg Amvets Auxiliary, Post 91, the Caveliers, which is a branch of the Amvets Auxiliary and also was a Past President in 1950 of the 3rd District Amvets Auxiliary.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, her son, Sherwood, who passed away on September 6, 1982, and an infant sister and an infant brother.

Survivors include: her foster son, Darold Bucholz of Fairview, IL; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 November 1983, section 2, pg 1


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