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Rex Snethen

1934 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Rex Snethen Obituary
Snethen, Darrell "Rex"

Rex parked his truck for the last time on November 2, 2013. He was born to Albert and Gene Snethen in Mt. Ayr, Iowa on September 19, 1934. Heaven gained an amazing angel who was a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, brother and friend.

After graduating from Mt. Ayr high school in 1953 he joined the US Army, where he served in Germany as an Aircraft Mechanic Instructor for five years. He later served in Korea and Ft Eustis, VA as an Aircraft Mechanic Instructor. In Ft Eustis, VA he met the love of his life, Suzanne. They were married on August 20, 1960, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, where after the ceremony the US Army required they return to their separate barracks.

During their 53 amazing years of marriage, they had two wonderful children Kelly and Darrell and together they choose to take their family and reside in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

During his 30 year career at Schneider National and over 3 million miles, "Sexy Rexy" still stated that the best years were when he trained his son, Darrell to drive. Together they enjoyed the last three years of dad's driving career.

Rex cherished his family and would do anything for them. Some of his happiest times were those spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. "Papa" would always light up when they came running for that big hug or to fill that distinguished place in his lap.

Rex is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne. His children, Kelly Snethen and Darrell (Dawn) Snethen. His grandchildren Danielle (Scott) Warren, Michael (Maggie) Wallace, Jayme Ferris, Jennifer Snethen, Andy (Kelsey) Snethen and Bryan Snethen. Great grandchildren, Riley and Hailey Warren, Dominic Snethen, Bentley Alsteen and another due in June, 2014 (Which Rex said it will be a boy and he is always right.) He is also survived by his brother Joe (Betty) Snethen and his sister Roena (Calvin) Adams all of Mt Ayr, Iowa. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and many, many friends. Rex fought one hell of a fight battling his lung cancer with style and dignity. He always had a positive attitude and took it day by day.

Rex was preceded in death, by his parents Albert and Gene Snethen, sisters, Mildred, Mary, Kathleen, Ona, Vera and Vesta. His in-laws Harold and Ruth Weaver and one son-in-law, David Wallace.

Friends may call from 10:00am until 12:00pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, 2770 Bay Settlement Rd., Green Bay. A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00pm on Wednesday at the mausoleum. Military Honors will follow. Burial will be at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. To leave a message for the family, please visit

We would like to thank Pastor Earl and Bob for their kind words and spiritual support. In addition to his team of amazing medical angels including Dr. Bongiorno, The Bellin Cancer Team, Dr. Mansky and Dr. Pan and his amazing nurse, Marie. Also, a huge thank you to Unity Hospice, Marie, Cathy, Jackie, Sarah, John and many more too numerous to name.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6, 2013
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