Monday, March 06, 2006

Obituary: Muriel E. "Mur" (Soule) Snow - Class of 1946

COLUMBUS - Muriel E. "Mur" Snow, age 77, was born into eternal life on March 4, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Madison on Oct. 23, 1928, the daughter of Margaret and Ralph Soule. She graduated from Madison Central High School in 1946. She played softball with the Madison City League. On Sept. 29, 1948, she married Wayne Snow, and since then, they made their home in Columbus. She was a member of the Columbus United Methodist Church and an active member of the United Methodist Women's group. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Mayflower. She worked as the school cook for St. Jerome's Catholic School in Columbus from 1963 until 1968. She then worked in the canteen at Stokely's Canning Company in Columbus during the summers, and started at J.C. Penny's in Columbus in 1969 and retired as the store supervisor in 1991. Muriel enjoyed the sport of bowling and was a member of couple's and women's leagues in Columbus and participated in many state bowling tournaments. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband Wayne and visiting distant friends and relatives. She spent time quilting with her daughters Lu Wayne and Sally and loved going to quilting shows. Mur also was a big Milwaukee Brewers fan and took in many games at County Stadium. She also loved sewing, baking, fishing with Wayne, spending time with her grandchildren, playing cards, the Fourth of July Drum and Bugle Corps competitions, bird watching and reading. Muriel was a compassionate woman who would take time to visit people in the hospital, nursing homes or recovering at home from whatever ailed them. She would either bake or make something for them and she would provide comfort and kind words. She was always there to help anyone needing help taking care of children or being there for them when times were hard. She made bibs for newborns at the local library and participated in mission trips for the church. Her mission in life was simple, she lead by quiet example and never expected any recognition for her deeds. Those that knew her will remember her for her quiet, compassionate nature and love for those near and dear to her. She was a firm but loving mother to her children and her legacy will live on in her children and grandchildren. We'll miss you very much but your memory will live on forever in our hearts. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 56 years, Wayne of Beaver Dam; her children, Lu Wayne (Edward) Snow of Racine, Larry Snow of Columbus, Sally (Jeffrey) Cupery of Beaver Dam, Margaret "Peggy" Snow of Gilbert, Ariz., and Joseph Snow of Mondovi; grandchildren, Cason (Jenni) Snow of DeKalb, Ill., Kyle (Fran) of Random Lake, Jessica Snow of Racine, Amie Jo (Cupery) Schneider of Waupun, and Emily Cupery of Beaver Dam; great-grandchildren, Haylie and McKennah Schneider and Lily Snow; a sister, Mary Jo (Werner) Mackler of Mount Horeb; and two brothers, Clair (JoAnne Peddler) Soule of Madison and Bob (Marilyn) Soule of Cassville. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Kathryn and Vivian. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Columbus with the Rev. Jim Cotter officiating. Burial will be in Grove Prairie Cemetery in the Town of Lowell. Friends may call at the ZEIDLER FUNERAL HOME, Columbus on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's research. Zeidler Funeral Home (920) 623-3150

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 6, 2006

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