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SNITTJER, Donald M. 1923-2012


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/5/2017 at 22:09:00

In Loving Memory of
Donald M. Snittjer
June 1, 1923 - December 6, 2012

United Methodist Church
Ruthven, Iowa
Monday, December 10, 2012, 10:30 A.M.

Rev. Roger Maize

Janis Campbell

Dave and Julie Nelson

Dylan Dykstra
Ethan Dykstra
Jeff McGeachy
Michael Eggers
Jordan Snittjer
Aaron Rosacker
Ryan Rosacker
Nathan Rosacker

West Friesland Presbyterian Cemetery
Ackley, Iowa

Donald Marvin Snittjer, son of Simon and Vina (Nordman) Snittjer, was born June 1, 1923 in Ackley, Iowa and received his education in Ackley. After Don finished school he began farming in the Ackley and Lime Springs areas.

Don was united in marriage to Helen Huesman and they were blessed with four children, Marilyn, Kathy, Randy and Kelli. Don and Helen lived in the Bristow area until Helen's death in 1972.

Don married Betty (Capener) Rosacker on October 6, 1973 in Nashua, Iowa at the Little Brown Church. After moving to Ruthven in 1973, Don started Ruthven Well Service which he owned and operated for several years. Don also was employed as a salesman in insurance as well as other sales positions.

Don was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ruthven and Masonic Lodge.

Don loved fishing, hunting and golfing. He and Betty enjoyed attending dances in the area. Don also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, especially to California and Arizona to visit relatives. A highlight for Don was traveling to Hawaii.

Don passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Spencer Municipal Hospital at the age of 89. He was preceded in death by his parents; Simon and Vina Snittjer; his first wife, Helen; a brother, Simon Snittjer; and stepson, Jeff Rosacker.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Snittjer of Ruthven, Iowa; his children, Randy (Marti) Snittjer of Scottsdale, Arizona, Marilyn McGeachy of Murrietta, California, Kathy Cea of Peoria, Arizona and Kelli Gourdoux of Phoenix, Arizona; his step children, Carol (Doug) Dykstra of Emmetsburg, Iowa and Lori (Randy) Eggers of Sacramento, California; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home

--Martin-Mattice Funeral Home (www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com)


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