Steven Garrett Snapper

June 22, 1949 ~ August 19, 2021

Steven G. Snapper, 72, Sioux Falls, died Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

A Memorial Visitation will be 5-7pm, Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Heartland Funeral Home.

Steven Garrett Snapper was born June 22, 1949, to Harry and Margaret (Nordlie) Snapper and spent his early years in Sioux Falls. His family moved to Valley Springs and lived there for several years. He graduated from Brandon Valley High School in 1968. After high school, Steven joined the US Coast Guard and was based in Charlevoix, MI. When he was discharged, he returned to Sioux Falls, where he met his wife, Darlene Bialas. Steven and Darlene were married on May 15, 1971.

Steven worked for many years at Elmen Enterprises as a computer programmer. He enjoyed photography, short road trips, walks, time with his granddaughters, and feeding the ducks and geese at Arrowhead Park. Steven and Darlene celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year by renewing their vows.

Steven is survived by his wife Darlene; sons, Greg and Sean; granddaughters, Trina, Trista, and Trinity, all of Sioux Falls; one sister, Donna Saalborn, Fort Walton Beach, FL; and one brother, Robert (Kris) Snapper, Sioux Falls.

Steven is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Margaret Snapper.

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  • Doug Baack Las Vegas, NV says:

    My sincere sympathy & condolences to Steve’s wife Darlene & sons Greg & Sean and family members & friends . Steve & I were classmates at Brandon Valley High School in the same graduating class of 1968 & best friends. Steve was a very caring & compassionate friend who was so generous to those who always made him feel that he was there to share
    his knowledge & talents. May God Bless all of you & know that God Made a Great Man & A loyal friend.

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