John D. Snieg

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for John D. Snieg of Cedarburg at 7 p.m. on June 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grafton. John died on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at the Loyola Medical Center in Illinois, at the age of 62. Father Steven Lampe will celebrate the Mass. Visitation will take place at the church on Thursday, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., prior to the Mass. Interment will take place at the Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg.

John D. Snieg was born on Sept. 4, 1945 in Milwaukee, son of Mary (nee Salamun) Snieg and the late William Snieg. After graduating from high school, he went on to receive his degree in business from Concordia University Wisconsin. On June 10, 1972, John married the love of his life, Judy (nee Rehmus), at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg. Their marriage was blessed with four children.

John worked for Badger Meter for over 35 years, where he made many lifelong friends. He was an avid bowler, hunter, softball and sheepshead player. He enjoyed remodeling his house and tinkering with everything he could get his hands on. Besides his numerous activities outside of the house, John truly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren. John will be deeply missed by his family and by all who knew him.

John is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 36 years, Judy Snieg; his children, Michelle (Shawn) Lastovich, Michael Snieg, Lori (Joe) Bembnister and David Snieg; mother, Mary Snieg; mother-in-law, Loraine Rehmus; grandchildren, Kyle Lastovich, Madison Lastovich and Taylor Bembnister; siblings, Irene (Robert) Lipo, Joanne (Rick) Scheffel and Thomas Snieg. He is further survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

John was preceded in death by his father, William Snieg; and father-in-law, Rev. Walter Rehmus.

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