Claude "CJ" R. Snedeker, Jr.


January 13, 1947 - November 17, 2014



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.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, November 20, 2014
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Betty North on November 23, 2014
so sorry to hear of your loss, God be with you.
Posted by Sharon Larson on November 19, 2014
Del and family, I am thinking of you. My thought and prayers are with you. Take care Del, my friend.
Posted by Loren Jurrens on November 19, 2014
CJ was my salesman for many years. We always got along very well and had many long visits and dinners together. I feel really bad that I never stopped to see him since he retired. I knew that he had some health problems, but was surprised to see that he has passed. I thought your Dad was a really nice, honest, caring person. I've thought of him many times in the last 4 years as my youngest daughter has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I know that it was a terrible struggle for CJ. I will miss him.
Posted by Palace City FCU on November 18, 2014
Todd & Kiara we are so sorry about your loss. Gods blessings.
Posted by Pam Stransky on November 18, 2014
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Bill and Jeanette Kaus on November 17, 2014
your dad was my husband's roommate, Bill enjoyed your dad, both were Vietnam vets, Your dad always had a smile. Sure the next days will be difficult for all of you, but know that with God's love He will hold you near to Himself, I know that Bill will really miss your dad,
Posted by Gregg and Jody Brower on November 17, 2014
Dustin, Stephanie, Todd, Kiara and families -- please know that we are thinking of all of you during this sad time. CJ always had a smile to greet us with no matter where we were! We hope you will hold the good memories in your hearts and know that he is in a better place and no longer suffering with his health. God Bless you all in the days ahead!
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