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home : obituaries : obituaries August 17, 2017

3/19/2014 9:07:00 AM
Dolores Sneer

Dolores "Curley" Sneer, 84, of Mt. Lake died March 13, 2014, at Good Samaritan Village in Mt. Lake.
Services were Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Lake with Pastor Peter Kufahl officiating.
Interment was at Mt. Lake City Cemetery.
Sturm Funeral Home of Mt. Lake handled the funeral arrangements.
Dolores "Curley" Olson was born May 17, 1929, to Ole J. and Hazel (Oleson) Olson in Storden. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith at Amo Lutheran Church.
Raised on a farm outside of Storden, Dolores attended country school before graduating from Storden High School in 1947. She graduated from Mankato Teachers College in 1950 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Mankato State University in 1973.
After teaching school for one year in Huntley, Dolores married Donald Lloyd Sneer of Mt. Lake in 1951. For the next 12 years, she was a homemaker, raising her three children.
In 1963, she returned to teaching in the Butterfield-Odin School District. She taught fourth, fifth and sixth grades during her 31 years with the district before retiring in May 1994.
Dolores was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent, VBS teacher and choir director.
She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and sang with the area Round Table Singers.
In addition to singing, Dolores enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, writing poetry, baking and, most of all, spending time with her family. She enjoyed making Sunday dinners and playing games with her children and grandchildren. "Grandma Curley" was a loyal Wolverine sports fan and never missed her granddaughter's games.
She also loved her dogs, Fritz and Emma, and often took them for rides.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Sneer; and sisters, Charlotte Stenke and LaDelle Trienen.
Survivors include her children: Steven (Debra) Sneer of Brookings, S.D.; Janine (James) Penner of Butterfield; and Thomas Sneer of St. Peter; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dolores and William Reimer.

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