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Joseph P. Sniadajewski

Joseph P. Sniadajewski, 59, lost his 2 year battle with acute myelogenous leukemia. He fought a hard courageous battle, never giving up his faith and hope that he would be cured. Joe died peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on July 9, 2011 with Sandy by his side and surrounded by the Sniadajewski and Hintz families.

Joe was born on October 24, 1951 to Walter and Jeanette Sniadajewski. He married Sandy Hintz (his high-school sweetheart) on April 5th, 1975. He is survived by Sandy, daughter, Jamie and the love of his life, his grandson Dakota James Gollon, who kept him going with his "I love you Grandpa Joe" and his big hugs and kisses. He is also survived by brothers: Bill (Debbie), Frank, Jim (Deb), Wally (Cheryl), Ed (Laura), Tom (Lori), and sisters: Mary Claridge, Terry (Jim) Sorenson. He was preceded in death by his son, Kirk, his parents, and his father-in-law, Richard Hintz.

Joe graduated from PJ Jacobs High School in 1970, then received a mechanics degree from Mid-State Technical College and later attended courses to become an electrician at Delmonte Corp. Joe worked for Delmonte Corporation for 32 years, retiring as a senior electrician in 2008.

Joe was a wonderful husband, amazing father, and grandfather. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and being the Crew Chief for Ron Beyer racing, then later for Scott Beyer. He enjoyed hunting with his family, going on trips with his wife, fishing, and spending time with his grandson, Dakota.

Joe received the gift of a stem cell transplant from his brother Wally. In addition to that physical gift, Wally was with Joe throughout his journey, giving love and support. Words cannot express our gratitude.

Sandy and Jamie wish to especially thank Scott, Trish, Brook and Austin Beyer for their endless love and support, the St Joseph's Palliative Care unit for their compassionate and respectful care of Joe and his family during his final hours, our Sniadajewski and Hintz families, and too many friends to list. We also wish to thank Doctors; John Gauder, Richard Mercier, and Walter Longo and the nurses and staff of the UW Hospital Oncology Unit, St. Joseph's Oncology Unit and St. Michael's transfusion and Oncology Units for their care.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover with the Rev. Greg Bohren officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pisarski Community Funeral Home, 2911 Plover Rd., Plover, and again at the church on Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time for Mass. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit (715) 344-7454.

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