Bernard Sneller Obituary, Death – It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bernard (Bernie) Sneller on June 19, 2023. Born on May 31, 1940, in Sioux Center, Iowa, Bernie was the son of Ed and Luwina Sneller.
He was a graduate of Central Lyon High School, class of 1958, and throughout his life, Bernie embraced his passion for farming, mechanics, and problem-solving.
Bernie’s love for farming led him to marry Glenda Clarion Groen on February 5, 1960. Together, they created a beautiful family, raising their nine children on a farm near Doon, Iowa.
In 1981, Bernie and Glenda relocated to Dalhart, Texas, where they continued farming, nurturing their children, and witnessing the growth of their grandchildren.
Following Glenda’s passing in 2012, Bernie found love again and married Sue Sneller on March 28, 2013. Bernie and Sue shared a joyous life together in Amarillo, Texas, immersing themselves in their shared interests, such as cultivating a beautiful yard, cherishing their pets, enjoying Nascar, and exploring new adventures and dining experiences.
While Bernie transitioned from the farm to a career at Thomas Redi Mix Co in 2013, his commitment to hard work and genuine connections remained unchanged. Bernie’s faith in God was an integral part of his life, and he faithfully attended First Family Church in Amarillo.
Bernie leaves behind a remarkable legacy of love, devotion, and dedication. He is survived by his loving wife, Sue Sneller, and their blended family of thirteen children. Bernie’s genuine smile, contagious laughter, and impromptu piano concerts will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at First Family Church in Amarillo, Texas, on Monday, June 26, 2023, at 10:30 AM, with Pastor Billy Nickell officiating. Following the service, a graveside ceremony will take place at Dalhart Cemetery in Dalhart, Texas, at 3 PM, officiated by Pastor Jerry Davis, former pastor of People’s Church in Dalhart.
Bernie’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. May he rest in eternal peace, reunited with his dear loved ones who have gone before him.