Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, July 04, 2013
OBITUARY ~ JOHN MACK SNEDEKER
John Mack SNEDEKER of Mount Ayr, Iowa went to be with our Lord at his home Monday, June 24, 2013. John was born June 1,
1939 in Leon, Iowa to Donald (Mick) and Maxine (TERWILLIGER) SNEDEKER. He lived his entire life in Mount Ayr.
In 1964 he
married Karen Ann COLE of Diagonal. He raised three boys while farming and working for Phillips 66 service station in Mount
Ayr and Diagonal before health issues forced him to retire.
He was a member of the Army National Guard for three years,
honorably discharged August 30, 1967.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, bowling, the
Saint Louis Cardinals and his monthly trip to the boat.
He was always giving the boys juices or decks of cards and
Gracie M&Ms or playing cards with Keaton. He always kept upon his great-grandsons, Keaton and Kaiden's wrestling season and
couldn't wait for spring for baseball to start. He always wanted to know about the games.
He spent time with Ty talking
about farming and fishing. He would give him a hard time about catching the big fish or where to go to catch the biggest
catfish you have ever seen.
Easter weekend he would always come to see the Easter baskets and to take a group picture
year after year. He also waited for the boys and Gracie to arrive in costume on Halloween to take a photo.
He enjoyed his trips to Des Moines with Leslie and Gracie always going out to eat and people watching.
He is preceded by his parents, Mick and Maxine, and sister, Marilyn CANNON.
He is survived by his three sons, Daniel and
Bill of Diagonal, Iowa and Jim of Pueblo, Colorado; five grandchildren, Cassie (Ryan) NOBLE, Leslie SNEDEKER, Gage
SNEDEKER, Stephanie POWELL and Johnathan POWELL; four great-grandchildren, Keaton WHITE, Kaiden WHITE, Ty NOBLE
and Gracie SNEDEKER; his brother, Donald (Judy) SNEDEKER of Norwalk, Iowa; sister, Norma Kay (Gene) RECTOR of Northglenn,
Colorado; brother-in-law, Gerald CANNON of Mount Ayr, Iowa; eight nieces and nephews, and many friends.
He was loved by
many and will be dearly missed.
Services were held at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Friday, June 28, 2013,
with Rev. Edward SHIELDS officiating. Musical selections included "That's My Job," "In Color" and "I Can Only Imagine."
Casket bearers were David CUNNING, Ted SMITH, Gregg CANNON, Jeff COLLIER, Ryan NOBLE and Eric SNEDEKER.
pallbearers included Jerry BOWEN, Lyle MINNICK, Jack GOODALE and Jay TULL.
Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount
A memorial fund has been established to the American Diabetes Foundation.
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