SNITTJER, Anna 1885-1957
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Date: 5/1/2016 at 22:28:45
Mrs. Menno Snittjer Passes Away Thurs.; Services Held Nov. 2
Mrs. Menno Snittjer died suddenly at 8:45 Thursday morning, October 31, at her farm home southeast of Ackley. Mrs. Snittjer had been in poor health for the past several months, but had appeared to be making a satisfactory recovery from a stroke she suffered in September, when her death occurred.
She was born Anna Roelfs, daughter of Dick and Bena Roelfs, on February 25, 1885 in Butler County. She was baptized as an infant in St. Peter's Evangelical Church of Wellsburg.
On March 12, 1908, she was united in marriage to Menno Snittjer, and they made their home on a farm in Grundy County. Following the death of her husband on October 13, 1942, she continued to live on the same farm with her son Simon until she passed away.
Mrs. Snittjer had been a faithful member of the East Friesland Presbyterian Church since 1909, and had served as a Sunday School teacher for a number of years. She was also a member of the Missionary Guild.
Surviving her are her son Simon of Wellsburg, and her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Snittjer of Ackley; three sisters, Mrs. Rachel DeVries of Parkersburg, Mrs. Julius Fisher of Boone and Miss Hattie Roelfs of Minneapolis, Minn.; and one brother, Rudy, of Belvidere, Illinois.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband; three brothers and two sisters, one of whom died in infancy.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 2, at 1 p.m. at the home and at 1:30 p.m. at the East Friesland Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. C. F. Siemsen conducting the services. Interment was in the church cemetery.
--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 7 November 1957, pg 1
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