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Adrianna J Sneller

June 20, 1936 — July 2, 2023

Kenneth, Minnesota

Adrianna J Sneller

Adrianna Joan Sneller, was born June 20, 1936 to John and Maggie (Riemersma) Smit in Hull, Iowa.  She was baptized in Hull First Reformed Church in Hull, Iowa, where she attended school through the 8th grade.  After school, at 14 years of age, she accepted a job taking care of elderly residents, cleaning houses, and as a nanny.  In 1955, she was married to the love her of life, William Sneller in Hull, Iowa.  The couple soon moved to a farm by Doon, Iowa in 1956 and then to the farm they would call home by Kenneth, Minnesota in 1958.  For the next 41 years, Adrianna worked on the farm alongside William, helping with chores, butchering chickens, and raising their three children.  In 1999, the couple retired from the farm and moved to Luverne.  Due to some mobility issues, Adrianna moved to Poplar Creek in 2014, then to the Mary Jane Brown Home and finally to Edgebrook Care Center in 2023.  On July 2, 2023, while residing at the Edgebrook Care Center, Adrianna joined her husband in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at the age of 87 years and 12 days.

Adrianna was actively involved in the church throughout her life, starting at Hull First Reformed Church, then at the First Reformed Church in Edgerton, and finally at American Reformed Church in Luverne.  She had a passion for gardening throughout her life and was an excellent cook, preferring to use the vegetables she had grown.  She enjoyed canning and preserving what she grew and canned hundreds of jars of garden produce and meat.  She also loved fishing and was able to butcher 100 bullheads in under an hour.  Her homemade root beer floats are fondly remembered by her family, as well as Sunday afternoons visiting and enjoying doughnuts.  Adrianna especially loved playing cards and winning and left many quilts for her family to cherish.

Adrianna is survived by her children, Myron (friend Iva Akkerman) Sneller of Morris, Minnesota, Arlyn (Karen) Sneller of Kenneth, and Linda Cours of Gheen, Minnesota; 6 grandchildren, Robert (Angela), Steven (Lisa), Sara (Adam), Jason, Chad, and Angie (Eric);  15 great-grandchildren, Riley, Hannah, Nolan, Kayli, Rysley, Zackary, Kelsey, Johnny, Shelby, Tori, Logan, Amber (Todd), Sydney, Tyler, and Jordan; and 3 great-great-grandchildren, Emily, Ellie, Kaden; and sisters, Julia (John) VanderPloeg of Sioux Center, Iowa, and Marguerite Valentine of Artesia, California.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Sneller; parents John and Maggie Smit; brothers Anthony, John, and Donald Smit; and several other distant relatives.

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