Howard Charles Snell Sr., 77, Leavenworth, Kansas met his Heavenly Father at KU Medical Center on May 28, 2020 after a long, courageous battle with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia).
Howard (Chuck) enjoyed a full lifetime and was always a dedicated hard worker in many occupations. From the potato fields in Michigan, to Supervising coal yards and working diligently at several rock quarries in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His most prized accomplishment was retiring from Fort Leavenworth after 21 years as SSG in the U.S. Army. He totally enjoyed his troops and spent 4-1/2 years in Vietnam with the Special Forces - Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LLRP). During the time in Vietnam he received 3 Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star.
Some of the most memorable times were spending time with his children and his fishing trips with them.
He was married May 26, 1991 to Susan Simpson Barnwell Snell in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She survives at home. He was such a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Chuck is survived by his very special sister, Judy Lundin (Terry) Green Bay, Wisconsin; children, Howard C. Snell Jr. (Belinda), Crystal Falls, Michigan; Laura Sartori (Jim) Crystal, Falls, Michigan; Robert Snell, Porterfield, Wisconsin; Jodi Jauquet, Crystal Fall, Michigan; and Lisa Gardner (Steven), Leavenworth, Kansas, grandchildren include: 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Lilia and Rudolph Snell, Crystal Falls, Michigan; his mother and father-in-law, Bessie and Richard Simpson, Leavenworth; son, Michael Todd Barnwell; and grandson, Tyler Hoffman.
A visitation is planned at the Belden-Larkin Funeral Home in Leavenworth, Kansas on June 9, 2020 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with service preformed from 2-3 p.m. Dinner immediately follows at June’s Northland Restaurant, 614 Pottawatomie St. Please join us for fellowship in honor of Chuck.
A columbarium service will be on held on June 12, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. with full military honors at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.