- June 1, 1939 - June 24, 2013
- Mount Ayr, Iowa
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“Johnny was a great friend to my dad and myself. I have a million great memories of Johnny, Dad and I going fishing or going to the boat. One of my...Read More »
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John Mack Snedeker of Mt Ayr 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, Iowa. 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 3 years, honorably discharged August 30, 1967.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, bowling, the St 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 up on 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 Gracee to arrive in costume on Halloween to take a photo. He enjoyed his trips to Des Moines with Leslie and Gracee 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 and Jim of Pueblo, CO; 5 grandchildren Cassie (Ryan) Noble, Leslie Snedeker, Gage Snedeker, Stephanie Powell and Johnathan Powell; 4 great grandchildren Keaton White, Kaiden White, Ty Noble, and Gracie Snedeker; his brother Donald (Judy) Snedeker of Norwalk, IA, sister Norma Kay (Gene) Rector of Northglenn, CO; brother-in-law Gerald Cannon of Mount Ayr, 8 nieces and nephews and many friends. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
A memorial fund has been established to the American Diabetes Foundation.