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SNITTJER, Simon M. 1909-1968


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:09

Simon M. Snittjer, 59, Dies Thursday Of Heart Condition

Funeral services for Simon M. Snittjer, 59, of rural Wellsburg, were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the East Friesland Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Richard Miller officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Special music for the service was provided by vocalists Mrs. Leonard Oelmann and Mrs. Ronald Fischer and organist Mrs. Virgil Heetland. Mrs. Willis Nederhoff and Mrs. Dick D. Werkman were flower attendants.

Casket bearers were John U. Jutting, Willis Nederhoff, Dick D. Werkman, Henry G. Vanderzyden, Noble DeNeui and Dick DeNeui.

Mr. Snittjer passed away Thursday at his farm home northwest of Wellsburg due to an apparent heart attack. He reached the age of 59 years, 4 months and 18 days.

He was born on April 17, 1909, on a farm in Shiloh Township, northwest of Wellsburg, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Menno Snittjer (nee Anna Roelfs). He attended the rural school in the area. In 1927 he graduated from the Wellsburg High School. In March of 1957, he was united in marriage to Miss Kate Flessner. Following their marriage they lived on the home place of his parents. Mrs. Snittjer passed away the following August of 1937.

Simon was a faithful member of the East Friesland Presbyterian Church having made confession of his faith in Jesus Christ on March 25, 1954.

In addition to farming all of his life, he served on the Church Board, was an agent for the Grundy Mutual Insurance Association in Shiloh Township, served on the election board in Shiloh Township, and was a member of Board of Directors of the Peoples Savings Bank of Wellsburg.

He spent his entire life on the home farm place. For the past two years his cousin, Miss Susie Fluth, kept house for him.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his father, who passed away in 1942; his mother, who passed away in 1957; and a brother, Phillip Snittjer, who passed away in 1958.

Those who survive him are several uncles and aunts, Mrs. Rachel DeVries of Parkersburg; Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Roelfs of Belvidere, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Julius Fisher of Ackley; Harriet Roelfs of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Helen Schultz of Ackley; Mrs. Rose Snittjer of Ackley and numerous cousins.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 September 1968, pg 9


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