Elmer Snoap

  • Died: September 9, 2018
  • Location: Wyoming, Michigan

Tribute & Message From The Family

Elmer passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Elmer was a resident of Wyoming, Michigan at the time of passing.

The family will greet visitors on Tuesday, September 11, from 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home, and Wednesday, September 12, from 10 - 11 am at Good News Baptist Church, 6830 Eastern Ave. SE, where the funeral service will begin at 11 am, with Rev. Brian Cederquist officiating. Interment in Rosedale Memorial Gardens.

Contributions in memory of Elmer may be made to Good News Baptist Church.

Condolence & Memory Journal

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   September 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   September 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   September 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   September 11, 2018

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

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2018

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

Bill Rollison

Posted by A friend   September 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   September 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   September 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   September 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   September 11, 2018

He taught me so much about Umpiring in Wyoming, was just a fantastic person that we all will miss. R.I.P. Elmer C. Snoap. Condolences from the Craig Skinner Sr. family.

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2018

Always enjoyed seeing Elmer on Mondays at the Kentwood Community Church Table Tennis Club and talking a little Michigan sports with him. He will be missed.

Posted by Tim Vandervest - Kalamazoo, MI   September 11, 2018

Dear Dana, Nancy and Family,

I was so sorry to read about the passing of your father. I remember his face from his participation in the Godwin High School sports programs.
Please know I am thinking of your family at this very sad time for all of you.
Very Sincerely,
Debbie Nowack Baumgartner

Posted by Debbie Baumgartner - Sunset Beach, NC   September 11, 2018

My good friend, "E" as I referred to him, was always willing to go to the ballpark to be part of our local fast pitch team! Whether in Moline or Ada in the later years, after the game was a trip to the sports bar where "E" would have some red wine on ice! In the early years, when "E" was umpiring and I was pitching, if he had the plate, he would kiddingly say," Just get it close " to get a foul look from the batter! Yes, I will miss you my good friend!

Posted by Billy Streelman    September 10, 2018

Elmer was my umpiring mentor and a true gentleman, thoughts and prayers to his family

Posted by Michael Vereecken    September 10, 2018