Hazel (Mercer) Sneltzer

SALEM – Hazel (Mercer) Sneltzer, 99, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, with her family at her side at the Salem East Healthcare Center.

She was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Butler Township, Ohio, the daughter of the late Bert and Pearl (Stoffer) Mercer.

Hazel and her husband, John, were dairy farmers, retiring in 1971. She then worked 17 years at the Mahoning Valley Dairy in Westville as a clerk. Hazel loved to cook and especially loved to bake. Her family was the most important part of her life. She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in North Georgetown and had attended Goshen High School.

Her husband, John J. Sneltzer, whom she married May 23, 1936 preceded her in death March 14, 1973.

Survivors include two daughters, Delores (Robert) Capel and Eleanor “Bun” (Glenn) Adams, both of Salem; a son, Richard (Cindy) Sneltzer of Salem; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Sneltzer Thorne; a sister, Helen Arnold of New Middletown; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, John D. Sneltzer; brothers, Chester, Glenn, Herbert and Orvie Mercer; grandsons, David Hrovatic and Michael Mapes; and great-grandson, Alex Hrovatic.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Alan Smearsoll officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.

Hazel’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

1/10/19

(Paid obituary)