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Gisela Gertrud Wilhelmine Snaza

Gisela Gertrud Wilhelmine Snaza

Gisela Gertrud Wilhelmine Snaza, age 83 of Hastings, passed away peacefully at White Pines Memory Care in Cottage Grove, MN on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Memorial visitation will be 4:00-7:00 pm, Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 - 80th Street S., Cottage Grove. Gisela, the daughter of Karl Wilhelm and Franziska Johanna Maria (Giese) Beckord, was born June 16, 1934 in Essen, West Germany. It was there that she met Edward Snaza, while he was serving in the United States Air Force. They were married in Essen on August 19, 1957. They made Hastings their home in 1963. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and spending time with her family. Gisela was an amazing cook and loved cooking and baking for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward in 1988, her parents and her brother, Gerd Beckord. Gisela is survived by her son Michael (Bonnie) Snaza; daughters Mona (Joe) Drexel and Carla (Pat) Kelly; grandchildren, Vicki, Joe, Ben and Becca Snaza, Jon (Amanda) Kelly, Jared Kelly (girlfriend Cierra Baumgartner) as well as three great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend their appreciation and special thanks to White Pines Memory Care and Allina Hospice for the amazing care and support provided to Gisela and her family during this difficult time.

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