Claude "CJ" R. Snedeker, Jr. was born January 13, 1947 in Madison, SD to Claude R. and Delsena (Stransky) Snedeker, Sr. He graduated from Mitchell High School and attended Dakota Wesleyan University. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. In June 1971 he married Brenda Hanten in White Lake, SD. He was employed by Wholesale Electronics in Mitchell for numerous years. He was a member of the Congregational Church and the American Legion.
He is survived by his two sons: Dustin (Stephanie) Snedeker, Chetek, WI and Todd (Kiara) Snedeker, Mitchell; his mother, Delsena Snedeker, Mitchell; one brother, Larry Snedeker, Mitchell and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.