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Marie (Mrs. James) Snakenberg

February 24, 1926 — January 26, 1978

Marie (Mrs. James) Snakenberg, 85, of Sigourney, died April 15th at Keokuk County Health Center. She was born on February 24, 1926, near Clear Creek Township, Keokuk County, Iowa, to John C. and Clara (Buch) Weber. She received her education at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Clear Creek. In 1940 the Weber family moved to Webster where Marie lived until February 11, 1947, when she married Jim Snakenberg at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Keswick. Together they farmed and raised their children on a farm east of Sigourney. After Jim passed away in January 26, 1978, Marie continued living on the farm until entering the Manor House Care Center. She enjoyed country living, cooking, traveling to dances and bingo games, and especially celebrating life with her family.
Her family includes four sons: Ron Snakenberg of Harper, Gary (Marie) Snakenberg, Don (Nancy) Snakenberg and Pat (Cindy) Snakenberg of Sigourney; two daughters, Mary Sue Votroubek and Kathy (Ed) Wheeldon of Sigourney; fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Weber and Alvin Weber of Sigourney; and four sisters, Lorena Bair of Keswick, Geraldine Cavin of Sigourney; Carol Weber and Connie Strabala of Cedar Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one infant grandson.

Funeral Mass: Tuesday 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Sigourney
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Sigourney
Visitation: Monday 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service at 5:00 P.M. Holm Funeral Home
A memorial fund has been established: St. Mary Church or Keokuk County Hospice

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