Howard M. Snapp III

Howard M. Snapp III of Waukesha passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at Avalon Square surrounded by his family at age 86. Howard was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Joliet, Ill., to Howard M. Jr. and Ruth (nee Mecham) Snapp.

He was a member of the U.S. Army during World War II. After his time in the service, Howard became a mechanical engineer for more than 50 years and worked at both Allis-Chalmers and Siemens as a vital engineer within the companies. He was able to work as an engineer until he was over 75 years old and was very proud of his career. Howard was a member of Bethel Hill United Methodist Church in New Berlin and the Masonic Lodge in Illinois. He was a member of the church choir as well as the Waukesha Choral Union for many years. Howard enjoyed computers, technology and photography. He had a brief love for motorcycles after his time in the military. Above all else, Howard loved spending time with his three boys.

Howard will be missed by his sons, Greg Snapp of Waukesha, Randy Snapp of Waukesha and Mike Snapp of Waukesha; his wonderful granddaughter, Kira; and many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Friday, Sept. 9, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A private family interment will be held in Joliet, Ill., on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to The Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.