John E. Sneve Sr.
Monday, September 27, 1943
Date of Death:
Sunday, December 23, 2018
75 years old
John E. Sneve Sr.
John Edward Sneve, Sr., 75, of Rochester, passed away after a short illness on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Mayo Clinic - St. Marys Hospital.
John was born September 27, 1943 to Rudoph and Lillian (Schnorenberg) Sneve.
John married Catherine Shanahan and they were later divorced. On August 9, 1994, he married Doris Starkson in Meade County, South Dakota.
John worked in Lake City Fountry and later became a union carpenter. John was a member of Carpenter’s Local 1382 and was the President of Local 1382 for 29 years from 1974 to 2003. John enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing, and reading.
He is survived by his children, John Jr., Julie and Tyler all of Rochester, and Sam (Rachel) of Woodbury; grandchildren, Lyllian Chaney Smith and Airika Sneve; and brother, James.
Memorials are preferred to Eagle Cancer Telethon or Zumbro Lutheran Church.
Memorial service will be will held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29th at Zumbro Lutheran Church with Pastor Lisa Kipp officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.
The family of John E. Sneve Sr. has received the following condolences.
I just found out about John's passing. I got to know John when I worked for the Carpenter's Union in Rochester. John was always such a nice man and I am grateful I knew him. I'm sure he will be missed. My sympathy to his family.
To Doris, John Jr, Julie, Tyler, Sam, Rachel, Lyllian , Airika and James
Our sincerest sympathy to all of you. It was always a pleasure to visit with John. He will truly be missed. May you find comfort in wonderful memories and knowing he has now reached his forever home with our good Lord. We are sorry we were not able to attend his memorial service, as our son ended up having vehicle problems and we had to help him out this morning.
Richard and Gloria Schnorenberg
We are so sorry for your loss. We are unable to attend the funeral due to bad colds we don’t want to pass on to anyone. Please know we wish we were there and you are in our prayers. I will miss seeing John at the family reunions.
So sorry to hear of Johns passing. May the memories of your time together warm your heart in this time of sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
I want to express my sympathy to the family. John was a great guy to work with. I knew him almost 50 years.
He was friendly, a good worker. I hope he finds a good place o ride his bike "up there".
So sorry to hear of your loss. I was a carpenter and worked with John a lot when we both were doing our apprentice.ship.
After that were good friends.
Doris and Family,
Our deepest regrets for the lose of a great man and friend. John has always been the warmest, kindness, gentleman that I have ever worked with in the field and at the local level.
Our sorrow and condolences to you all and so you know John will always carry a personal warmth in our hearts for always being a best friend; along with the members of Local 1382, will always remember the fantastic effort, dedication and commitment he gave all of us at the Brotherhood.
May he rest in peace in heaven loving his company for all eternity.
Jerry & Kim Aripez
Dear Doris and Family,
I'm incredible sorry for your loss and wanted you to know that my thoughts and especially my prayers are with you and your family. May you feel God's love and comforting presence during this time. With Sincere Sympathy, Kathy Johnson (GI Division)