Carl W. Snethkamp, 96

Carl W. Snethkamp, 96, formerly of 119 S. Main St., St. Marys, a long-time resident of North Port, Fla., died on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, Fla.

He was born on Sept. 13, 1916, in St. Marys, the son of Henry and Lola (Gallimore) Snethkamp, and they preceded him in death.

On Aug. 13, 1938, he married Virginia Dine, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 1981. On June 18, 1994, he married Dorothy Stroudt, and she survives at the residence in North Port, Fla.

He is also survived by his three children, Josie Goodwin of Englewood, James (Ruth Ann) Snethkamp of St. Marys and Tony Snethkamp of New Bremen; six grandchildren, Melissa Wallace, Nancy Henne, Sally Moore, Emily Rasor, Scott Snethkamp and Steve Snethkamp; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Glen Snethkamp of St. Marys.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Burris; an infant son, Billy.

Carl was a 1933 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. He had worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in St. Marys and retired in 1981 as the president of St. Marys Iron and Steel Company.

He was a member of Idlewild Men’s Club in St. Marys, Sertoma, the Knights of Columbus and the Lima Elks. He loved golfing and was a longtime member of “The Iron Men,” a local musical group that performed at festivals and parties.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys and San Pedro Catholic Church in North Port, Fla.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, with the Rev. Barry Stechschulte officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, to Tidewell Hospice to Agape Ministries in St. Marys or to the Lake Improvement Association in St. Marys.

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