Robert “Bob” Snellen

August 15, 1928 - September 5, 2013

Mr. Robert "Bob" Snellen, age 85 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the Capital Region Medical Center. Bob was born August 15, 1928, in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Myron and Blanche McKinney Snellen. He was married on April 25, 1948, in Jefferson City, Mo. to Dolores C. Bosch, who preceded him in death on June 9, 1980. A lifelong resident of the Jefferson City area, Bob was a 1946 graduate of Jefferson City High School. Bob was employed at the Kroger Grocery Store where he began working part-time for Kroger's when he was 16. He was a meat cutter at stores in Columbia and Jefferson City before becoming co-manager in Jefferson City. He was later store manager at Kroger stores in Mexico, Rolla, Jefferson City, and Hannibal prior to his retirement in 1983. He was a member of the Central United Church of Christ; the Jefferson Lodge No. 43, A.F. & A.M.; the Capital Shrine Club; and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2693. After retirement, he and his son Gene, raised polled Hereford cattle on his farm in Henley. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards. Bob also loved spending time with his dear friend, Barbara Luetkemeyer. Survivors include: three sons, Steven W. Snellen and his wife Deborah of Whitefish, Montana, Gene A. Snellen and his wife Barbara of Henley, Mo., and John K. Snellen and his wife Lea of Barnett, Mo.; two brothers, Lawrence Snellen of Houston, Texas and Gerald Snellen of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one sister, Margaret Lee Allen of Henley, Mo.; five grandchildren, Greg Snellen, Jeremy Snellen and his wife Chelsea, Ashlen Snellen, Justin Snellen and his fiancÈe Kathryn, and Brad Snellen; one great-granddaughter, Khloe and another great-grandchild expected in January 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dolores; one brother, Roy Snellen; a brother and sister-in-law, Frances and Wanda Snellen; and brother-in-law, Jack Allen. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 9, 2013, at the Central United Church of Christ with the Reverend Coletta Eichenberger officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Central United Church of Christ or the American Lung Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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