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Walter Nelson Snell

Ryan Mortuary

Assaria, KS

Obituary
Walter Nelson Snell

Walter Nelson Snell, 73, of Assaria, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. Mr. Snell was born July 9, 1940 in Lawrence, Nebraska, the son of Charles and Verna Lucille Harriett (Tilbury) Snell.

Walter was a member of the US Army from 1968 to 1972 serving in Vietnam and Germany. He did maintenance work for rental apartments and worked on telephone construction.

Known to many as “Uncle Walt,” he was a vivid storyteller. He could fix just about anything and enjoyed working with leather. Walt loved animals and greatly enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Daniel Snell and two sisters, Marie Fischer and Verna Blau.

He is survived by:
Brothers: Glen (Joyce) Snell, of Edgar, Nebraska
Ernie Snell, of Sutton, Nebraska
Raymond (Penny) Snell, of Hastings, Nebraska
Sisters: Genny Blau and Lola Benker, both of Blue Hill, Nebraska
Niece: Irene Bevard and family, of Abilene
Special friends: Bill and Linda Borgmeyer and family, of Assaria
Numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services and inurnment in the Evergreen Cemetery in Lawrence, Nebraska will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, Kansas 67401.

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