Nelson Charles Snapp

December 23, 1926February 3, 2019

Nelson Charles Snapp, age 92, of Rochester Hills, died February 3, 2019. Nelson was born on December 23, 1926, son of the late Charles and Dora Snapp. He is survived by daughters Sherrill (Dr. Edward) Martin, Dr. Susan Devine and Linda (John) Lambert; grandchildren Michelle (Dave) Bell, Mindi (Bryan) Fulmer, E.J. Martin, Curtis (Theresa) Martin, Scott (Melissa) Holcomb, Chad Holcomb, Andrew Devine, Ashley (Wayne) Naylor, and Ryan (Sarah Cottingham) Lambert. Also survived by 12 great grandchildren. Nelson was preceded in death by his wife Joyce. A World War II Veteran, Nelson served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theatre, and participated in the liberation of the Philippines. He enjoyed spending summers with his family at their cottage. Military Honors and Inurnment to be held at Great Lakes National Cemetery at a future date.


25 February

Funeral Service

12:30 pm

Great Lakes National Cemetery

Holly, Michigan


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Arthur Bowne

February 13, 2019

The crew of the USS Robinson DD562 salute you, Nelson, as you make your ‘Last Call.’ Your honorable service to our country is very much appreciated and we who served aboard the ‘Robbie’ thank you for your part in making her one of the finest fighting warships in striving for world peace. Rest well, Shipmate.

Kate Bass

February 6, 2019

Nelson was a dear friend and neighbor. He and Joyce touched a lot of lives and I know they are happy to be together again. He will be greatly missed by our family.

Chris McCaqllister

February 6, 2019

Nelson was a very kind and cheerful man, although I believe he missed his wife very much since she passed away. He was a helpful and pleasant neighbor and, being a veteran of WW2 like my dad, they both had someone to discuss history with. He will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace.