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December 17, 1925 – Monday, April 8, 2013

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN
Friday, April 12, 2013
7:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, April 12th, 2013
6-7:00 P.M.

Marion Ruth Snare, age 87 of Buffalo, MN passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013 at Guardian Angels Nursing Home in Elk River, MN.

She was born on December 17, 1925 on the family farm in Greenbush, Lind Township, Minnesota to Fred & Esther Olson Hagen. Marion had six brothers and five sisters.

At the age of fifteen, after earning enough money, Marion moved to Seattle, Washington with her sister Lorraine. Even though she was there for only a brief period, she had many great adventures and loved sharing stories from the Seattle experience.

She moved back to Greenbush and married Adrian Snare on May 31st, 1946. God blessed their marriage with five children: Alan (Sylvia), Kerry (Connie), Noel (Mary), Julie (Bob) and Scott (Laura).

Every evening at 6:00 P.M. the Greenbush city siren sounded and all of her kids knew they had better be home for dinner.

Not only did she love and take care of her family well, she also offered her ear and home to anyone who needed her.

Following her husband Adrian’s death in 1978, and her youngest child’s high school graduation in 1982, Marion left Greenbush and moved to Bemidji, Minnesota. She dedicated her time there to helping young adults with special needs.
Marion and her youngest child, Scott, decided to move to Buffalo, MN in 1984. She resided there for most of her remaining years and often dedicated her time to helping her children and grandchildren. Marion always knew she had a bedroom in each of her children’s homes.

After thirty two years of this, she decided to get her own place at Guardian Angels in Zimmerman. She valued her independence and making new friendships there.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Adrian Snare, siblings: Dee, Hugo, Lorraine, Lief, Jerry, Dale, Randy, Wally & Karen and by her granddaughter Jessica Snare.

Funeral services for Marion Snare will be held on Friday, Apriil 12th at 7:00 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

A visitation will be held on Friday, April 12th from 6:00 P.M. until time of service at 7:00 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

Arrangements for Marion Snare are by The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made to

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jason SJ Hagen

    I am so sorry to hear about Marion’s passing. She was one of the good ones and I will miss her.

  2. Louis A. Fussy

    To the Snare Family; Sorry to hear of the passing of Marion Snare. I’ve known her since 1975 and have had a lot of fun with her the past 37 years. Marion and her brother, Lief, would always pay us a visit at the Deer Shack until he passed. I’d always kid her about stopping smoking but she would say “you gotta go from something.” She had an opinion but never did tell me to “lose some weight” and I would have said ” you gotta go from something”. We lost a true friend, good cook and at 87 she would have said “you gotta go from something”. I hope I make 87 years. God Bless and may she rest in peace. She has earned it! Lou Fussy

  3. Charlie & Connie Uchtman

    In this time of sorrow may you find comfort in God’s love for Aunt Marion.

    One of her Missouri nephew’s,

    Charlie Uchtman

  4. Tammie Newcomb Powers

    Thank you is not enough
    For always being there
    Even when you were bedridden
    You always seemed to care

    You meant so much to all of us
    you were special and that’s no lie
    you brightened up the darkest day
    and even the greyest sky

    Many tears I have seen and cried
    They have all poured out like rain
    But I know that you’re in Heaven
    no longer in that pain.

    Our bond is forever
    Until death, did we part
    Although your gone from this earth
    You’re always in my heart

  5. Debe Siems

    MEMORIES–I have been reflecting the last couple of days of my childhood and the times that I spent in Greenbush. Marion always comes up in those thoughts as she was like a Mother to me when I stayed with Gramma and Grandpa Snare. She was so easy to talk to and was so willing to listen. All you Snare kids were like brothers and sisters to me. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom and hope that you all turn to each other for strength and peace. Love, Cousin Debe Siems and family

  6. Nick Hammes

    Noel,Scott and Family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother,my
    thoughts and, prayers are with you all.

  7. Michael Fussy

    Having spent time with the four Snare brothers I know that Marion leaves behind a wonderful family and will surely be missed. I wish the entire family all the best during your time of loss.

  8. Joy Fussy Kliber

    Sincere support to each of your family members.
    Lou just informed me of the passing of your Mother, Mother in Law, Grandmother, Loved One; unfortunately it was not in time to attend the service.
    Prayers and Peace during this time of loss.
    Joy Fussy Kliber
    (Lou’s sister)

  9. Michael Fussy

    Having spent time with the Snare brothers, I know that Marion leaves behind a wonderful, caring family and will be deeply missed. My condolences go out to the entire family and I wish you all the best during your time of loss.

  10. Joan (Conway) Lamb

    This is so hard to write, so many thoughts come to mind. Marion was an awesome lady, never to be forgotten. As was said before, she had a bedroom in all hers children’s homes. Not many can say that, how wonderful is that. She had a room in all our hearts and always will! When she came to Mom’s (her sister Helen’s) it was as though she never left, we just picked up where we left off. She loved life and took care of so many. I will miss that little lady so very much. We have all been blessed to have known her, none more than her family I’m sure. Sending love and prayers to each of you. Joan


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