Delone Snook, 87, Newton, Iowa

Published 9:21 am Thursday, January 24, 2013

Delone A. “Dee” (Enderson) Snook, 87, of Newton, Iowa, formerly of Albert Lea, passed away Monday Jan. 21, 2013, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, under the care of Skiff Hospice.

Delone Snook

Private family graveside services for Dee will be at a later date at Palo Alto Cemetery in rural Newton. Pence – Reese Funeral Home in Newton, have been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials are being designated in Dee’s name to Skiff Hospice and may be left at the funeral home.

Dee, the daughter of John B. and Martha Elizabeth (Oakland) Enderson, was born Feb.12, 1925, in Albert Lea. She was a graduate of Albert Lea High School, class of 1943, and was very proud of her Norwegian Heritage.

Email newsletter signup

On Aug. 23, 1945, Dee was united in marriage with Harry F. “Ted” Snook in Albert Lea. She was a longtime resident of the Newton area, and member of the Newton First Lutheran Church. Dee was employed as the banquet director for many of the Newton area, motels and hotels. She had devoted her life to her family and friends, and was very active in community service. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards and entertaining. Dee was a kind and warm hearted lady, and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Those left to honor Dee’s memory include her three children: her daughters, Linda Krause (Rick) of Evanston, Ill., and Connie Schlegel of Dublin, Ohio, son Tim Snook (Roxie) of Newton; four grandchildren, Leo (Ciara) Krause, Terri (Brian) Bruce, Erin (Mike) Hornbaker and Anthony (Stephanie) Schlegel; eight great-grandchildren, Rowan, Ben, Hannah, Lauren, Wil, Hunter, Faith and Sam; and her many friends.

Dee was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ted, on May 19, 1986; and a brother John Enderson.

Online condolences may be left for the family at