Peter J. "Pete" Snelten III
December 13, 1954 - August 28, 2019
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Cheryl Ann Tolosko OMailia
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Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-2400 | Map
Saturday 9/14, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-2400 | Map
Saturday 9/14, 2:00 pm

Peter J. “Pete” Snelten III, age 64, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Good Shepherd Hospital, with his family by his side. He was born in Evanston on December 13, 1954 to Peter J. Jr. and Carole (Williams) Snelten. Pete grew up in the Lake Zurich area, and graduated from Lake Zurich…

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Rose Weidner left a message on September 15, 2019:
Thank you Peter and family. Threw the years we have gotten to know your family. For the past years I have been proud to refer our clients to your company. Great service and professionalism when it came to water and wells. My dad n mother Henry ands Adele Weidner had you put in our well In Arlington Hgts. I have a picture of Pete’s father installing it. Thank u from Weidner’s Septic ServiceWe all will miss you and you’re smiling face Luv from all our employees Rose Leah Lauren Ariel Ismael Luis Miguel God bless your families
Sharon Lins left a message on September 15, 2019:
Cheryl, I am Peter's sister Sharon. Are you on facebook or messenger? I will gladly dig up some old photos. shafracardan@aol.com or 815/354-3102
Sharon Lins left a message on September 15, 2019:
Cheryl, I am Peter's sister Sharon. Are you on facebook or messenger? I will gladly dig up some old photos. shafracardan@aol.com or 815/354-3102
Michelle Jashari left a message on September 13, 2019:
Thoughts and prayers with Ben and his family. The Jashari family
Cheryl Ann Tolosko OMailia left a message on September 13, 2019:
In memory of Peter J. "Pete" Snelten III, Cheryl Ann Tolosko OMailia lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Cheryl Ann Tolosko OMailia left a message on September 13, 2019:
Ohhh, the irony... Today, I was looking at the latest OLPH 50th! Anniversary Grade School Reunion Invite List (from our 1969 graduation, for this Oct.!) and, among the names shown, one has been missing for all the past reunions I'd been following, albeit pretty sporadically... While thinking of possibly, finally adding Peter Snelten to the Invite List, I looked him up online, just as I did 5 years ago out of curiosity to see, back then, that he was still drilling wells in McHenry County, as his family has done decades before he left OLPH in Glenview IL, in 7th grade. He hadn't graduated with us, but many still remember Peter. He was moving to a place in Switzerland (I thought, at the time). He told me "Lake Zurich" (or did he say "Zion"? It was so long ago...) Anyway, where ever it was, it was farrr from Glenview. I was crushed! And now, upon learning of his departure, I am simply teary-eyed sad... like a flood... of memories, too. Here's to the very sweet, really cute boy I remember - to whom I offered 3 cents under a playground slide, in 1st grade, for him to kiss me. It was my first kiss and bribe. We did it - discreetly - in the walkway between 2 classroom buildings. I melted! ...as he wiped his mouth, grabbed the pennies from my limp hand and ran away. I will never forget you, dear Peter. God speed... Prayers and Blessings to Lori and all of the Snelten Family at this difficult time. Peter will be remembered at our upcoming reunion. If the family has a photo of him to share, from those early years, it would be so appreciated. I'll be watching this post for contact info.
Victoria Creech-Wojcik left a message on September 12, 2019:
One of my most favorite memories of Peter and Loralie is spending the hot summer days down at our piers on Lake Zurich. Bob and I had our pier and the Sneltens had their own. We were all partying of course! Bob had a 3 man balloon launcher and we would send cans of beer over to Peter and his family! WHAT A RIOT! We used to laugh our butts off! I miss those days for sure and we are gonna miss Peter just as much. What a great guy you are Peter, you raised 5 wonderful, respectful and loving boys (men now) I have no doubt they will continue to make you proud! We love you Peter and you will forever be in our hearts.
Rebecca Laudick left a message on September 6, 2019:
Dearest Benard, although we never met your Father, we’ve heard so many great stories of him while you were here, as my 4th son, growing up with the Laudick boys. We are so deeply sorry for your loss and we are praying for you and your family at this difficult time in your life. My you find peace in his memories and use all that he taught you.
Tennessa Riehle left a message on September 4, 2019:
I am so sorry for your loss. I've known & Loved everyone for so long. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. ?
Dan Rumps left a message on September 4, 2019:
We wish the Snelten Family the very best as they make it through the challenging days ahead. I wanted to share the thankfulness of knowing Pete as a neighbor. He was “always” incredible helpful towards us & we are thankful for knowing him. I recall a time when I was freaking out because I couldn’t find my son in our yard- I found him coming out behind the stopped Ice cream truck with Pete. I guess Pete bought him ice cream to make his day. That’s the kind of neighbor/ friend Pete was. You are a class act my friend- Rest In Peace.
Ann (Cox) Fairbanks left a message on September 3, 2019:
I knew Pete from sixth grade through high school. I remember Pete as the eldest of a very good looking family, which was no surprise considering their parents. The Sneltens were an acceptably big Catholic family at six kids and lived in the great big old house on the turn to downtown and close to the lake. Pete was lean, blonde and always had a twinkle in his eye, wore slouchy bell bottoms like they were designed for him and had excellent taste in music, a fact I only fully appreciated in retrospect. When I saw the picture you posted, he was immediately recognizable, which is remarkable at our age and I was impressed to see that the years had allowed him to finally perfect his mustache! As the Catholic school kids, we tended to keep track of each other and hang out together with the comfort and familiarity you get from years spent together in the same classroom as well as shared RE classes in high school. I moved away my junior year, but Pete will always be among those, from that significant time in our lives, of whom I will always have fond memories. As another eldest of a big family, I also know that Pete was a good big brother and I am sure that he and his brothers and sister Sharon ( who I also remember fondly and well, we used to think, that poor girl with all those brothers!) only became closer over the years. I am very sorry that you are all facing this first loss of a sibling. I dread that day. I am extremely happy to hear that Pete found Lora and that they had such an amazing family of sons. I am equally sorry that you have all suffered such a loss when Pete was just at the beginning of enjoying all that our later years can bring, weddings, grandchildren, retirement, and in his case, time outdoors at your place in Wisconsin. It may be almost fifty years ago, but I knew enough of Pete to understand that you have a big empty hole in your lives to face now. I am so very sorry this difficult time has come. My empathy and prayers are with you all.
Sharon Lins (Snelten) left a message on September 3, 2019:
Thank you Ann , what a wonderful tribute <3 Sharon
Sharon Lins left a message on September 1, 2019:
Peter my protector... I will miss our office chats, the look you gave me when I straightened out your suspenders or chided you for smoking. Knowing you were there when I needed to talk after Dan's passing... You were a great brother and we have wonderful family memories to carry us through this shitty time. I will always keep you in my heart <3 Sharon
Dorothea Verplancken left a message on September 1, 2019:
In memory of Peter J. "Pete" Snelten III, Dorothea Verplancken lit a candle
Glenn Janusz left a message on September 1, 2019:
In memory of Peter J. "Pete" Snelten III, Glenn Janusz lit a candle
Justen Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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