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SNITTJER, Henry 1879-1965


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/14/2014 at 22:18:32

Henry Snittjer Dies At Nursing Home

Henry J. Snittjer, who resided in Grundy county nearly all of his life, died Monday afternoon at the Edna Nursing home in Allison. Death was due to advanced age and complications. He was 86 years old.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Engelkes funeral home in Grundy Center. The service was conducted by Rev. Peter DeBeer. Burial was in the Colfax church cemetery.

Mr. Snittjer was born on a farm in Colfax township, January 1st, 1879, and he grew up there. He was a son of John and Marguerite Snittjer. On March 18, 1903, Herman Snittjer and Esther Clifford were married at the Colfax church parsonage with Rev. J. E. Drake officiating.

He was one of the first rural mail carriers out of the Wellsburg post office. He gave up the mail carrier job January 1, 1905, to take up farming in Colfax township. Jan. 1, 1911, he was appointed rural mail carrier out of Holland. Five years later he went back to farming, this time in Pleasant Valley township and later on a farm in Lincoln township. From there he and his family moved to a farm north of Cedar Falls. In 1957 he and his wife decided to go into retirement in Grundy Center. The wife died April 26 of last year.

Shortly after the death of his wife he moved to Allison where he entered a nursing home. He was in the nursing home six months.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ted Alberts, Cedar Falls, a son, Calvin, of Allison; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Another survivor is his sister, Mrs. Carl Schmidt, Wellsburg. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. A son Vernon, who was in the U.S. Air Force, was killed in the Philippines during the 2nd World War.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 July 1965, pg 8


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