Elmer Snoap

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Elmer liked to share his faith in Jesus Christ. He encouraged me also to continue sharing my faith in the Lord and wanted others to know the truth of who Jesus is. He was and is still a sweet man in his new residence in heaven with God. I am sure he is loving it.
You had a wonderful dad Dana.
Kraig Smith

Posted by: Kraig Smith - Zeeland, MI - Friend   Sep 13, 2018

As a proud holder of the World Famous "E Award" I owe so much to him in my umpiring and spiritual world. "E" taught me so much about "Manhood". There was no better example of how "A Man of Christ lives his life".

The world of Softball has lost a "Great Man".


Posted by: Hartley Byers - Grand Rapids, MI   Sep 12, 2018

Many years ago we were neighbors of the Snoaps on Bryant Street. John and I enjoyed the baseball stories Elmer would tell, and Elmer would enjoy our Dutch flowers. Our sympathy to the family. Jean Havenaar Lamoreaux.

Posted by: Mary Lamoreaux - MIDDLEVILLE, MI   Sep 12, 2018

Dana, Nancy and family-I am so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed Elmer when I had occasions to chat with him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Nola VanDyk - Belmont, MI   Sep 11, 2018

Sincerest sympathy to you all.
Kary & Kim Vanderwood and family

Posted by: A friend   Sep 11, 2018

He is providing sporting equipment to all the athletes in HEAVEN.

Bill Rollison

Posted by: A friend   Sep 11, 2018

What a wonderful man. He has meant so much to the sport of recreational softball in the West Michigan area and beyond. And that smile could light up any room. I was so honored to receive the "E" award in 2000, (and award which was established in honor of his commitment to excellence, endurance, and enthusiasm) and today looking at the plaque hanging on my office wall brings back the memories of a man that will truly be missed, but will live on through all of us who had the honor of being able to know him personally.

Posted by: Eric Tomkins - Wyoming, MI   Sep 11, 2018

Elmer was a true gentleman and a wonderful salesman. He was always faithful to the Godwin community and its sports program. Bob Gregorski, retired football coach and teacher.

Posted by: A friend   Sep 11, 2018

I first met Elmer at the Monday night table tennis club. He loved to watch Dana play. With a smile on his face he often told me, "Dana just beat so and so". He often wished to know the score of the games as they progressed. A true umpire I suppose. Rest in peace, Elmer. May we meet again.

Posted by: Mike Feldpausch - Middleville, MI   Sep 11, 2018

He sure taught me an awful lot about umpiring in Wyoming. He was a great man that we ALL will miss. Rest In Peace, Elmer Snoap. Condolences from our family to yours.

Posted by: Craig Skinner - Grand Rapids, MI   Sep 11, 2018