Jerry J. Snoble (1920 - 2013)

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HAZLETON - Jerry J. Snoble, 92, of Hazleton, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Arlington Place in Oelwein.
His funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at the First Presbyterian Church in Hazleton, with Pastor Duane Olsen officiating. Interment will be in Hazleton (Fontana) Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein, where there will be a military memorial service at 6:30 p.m. by Ross Reid American Legion Post 9 Honor Guard of Oelwein.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Fontana Nature Center at Hazleton.
Online obituary at: www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com
Jerry Joseph Snoble was born Sept. 17, 1920 at Olivia, Minn., the son of Joseph and Rose (Novak) Snoble. He graduated from Hazleton High School at Hazleton, Iowa in 1938 and attended college at the Chicago Institute in Chicago, Ill. Jerry was an Army veteran of World War II. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Jean Beskos on June 15, 1946 at Chicago. Jerry was the Postmaster at Hazleton for many years retiring in 1978. After retirement, he worked part-time for Sloan Real Estate Agency in Independence, for 15 years, at the Buchanan County Assessor's Office for 22 years and also was a self-employed income tax preparer. Jerry had formerly been active with the Hazleton Lions Club. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Disabled American Veterans and the Hazleton American Legion where he had served as the Post Commander. Jerry was a longtime Hazleton resident and had been a resident at Arlington Place in Oelwein since August of 2012.
Jerry is survived by 2 daughters, Carol Snoble of Coupville, Wash., and Barbara (Bill) Mirabelli of Gilmanton, N.H.; 2 grandchildren, Isaac Franz of Coupville, Wash., and Lisa Tibbits of Franklin, N.H.; a great-granddaughter Nicole Franz; a great, great-granddaughter; two sisters, Elizabeth Walker of Crescent, Okla., and Julia Tschopp of Cedar Rapids; and a brother Joseph Snoble of Warrensburg, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy J. Snoble on Jan. 11, 2008, and a brother Anthony Snoble who died at Pearl Harbor in World War II.
Published in Oelwein Daily Register on Mar. 19, 2013
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