William “Bill” Sneller, 87, Luverne, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne.
A funeral service was Saturday, Dec. 4, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
William “Bill” Sneller was born on Jan. 11, 1934, to Ed and Louina (Cleveringa) Sneller at home on the farm near Doon, Iowa. Bill was a farmer from a very young age, milking cows by hand and stacking straw piles by a threshing machine in his youth. In 1952 Bill graduated from Doon High School.
On Oct. 27, 1955, Bill married Adrianna Smit in Hull, Iowa, where they lived for the first two years of their marriage. They then moved to a farm near Doon where they lived for about a year before settling on a farm near Kenneth. Bill raised hogs and cattle, milked cows and raised crops. In 1999 Bill and Adrianna moved to Luverne. In 2014 they became residents at Poplar Creek Assisted Living in Luverne. After struggling with health issues for several years, Bill moved to the Good Samaritan Society - Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne.
Bill was a member of the American Reformed Church in Luverne. He previously served for many years as elder, deacon and Sunday school teacher at the First Reformed Church in Edgerton. Bill enjoyed going bullhead fishing at night after he was done milking cows. He also enjoyed card games, especially Rook and Canasta. He was outgoing and talked to everyone.
Bill had a very strong faith. He went to church weekly, twice on Sundays. He was also a hard worker who had a strong work ethic. But he enjoyed having fun also. Bill loved his family and spending time together.
Bill is survived by his wife, Adrianna Sneller of Luverne; three children, Myron (friend Iva) Sneller of Morris, Arlyn (Karen) Sneller of Kenneth, and Linda Coors of Gheen; six grandchildren, Chad, Angie (Eric), Robert (Angie), Steven (Lisa), Sara (Adam), and Jason; and 15 great-grandchildren;
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; three sisters-in-law; and four nephews.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, hartquistfuneral.com.