Robert Snell

1971 - 2021


Robert "Big Rob" Snell Sr. "Mato" given by Isabell Wing, Born 9/8/71 at Ft Belknap Montana, passed away 7/4/21 Ft Belknap Montana.

Robert is the son of Late Robert "Beanaferd" Wing and Maryellen Snell

Robert spent most of his life on the Spirit Lake Reservation in ND. He attended St Michael school in St. Michael ND. Gr8 Falls Montana and Wahpeton and Chemawa Boarding schools. 

Robert married Renee Jetty and lived in Ft Totten ND. Robert enlisted in the US Army in 1990 -1991 During Desert Storm. Robert was known for his heartwarming smile and his joking nature. He always had a story for everyone he encountered. Robert made many friends wherever he went. He recently lost his friends Tony Cavanaugh, and Kelly Brown. And he missed them. 

Robert is survived by his mother Maryellen Snell. Brothers Tony(Shannon) McKay and little brother Chase Snell. Tom Ball. And Vern Bogar. Sisters Sunny Dawn McKay and Iramae Snell.

Uncle's Ted(Alberta) Snell Sr. Ivan(melinda) Wing Sr. Kenneth (Mona) Wing Jr. Randy (Pat)Wing, Steve (Irene) Wing, Brian (Eva) Wing, Clyde Yogi(Hannah) Wing, Charlie(Cecelia) Wing.

Aunts Virginia Cochran, Arleata Snell, Donna Firstraised, Kathy(Ted)Wing and Jackie(Delmar) Wing.

Children Jaris Snell, Shawnee Snell, Robert Snell Jr. Briishia Snell and Taya Love Alberts. 9 grandchildren whom he loved dearly. Robert had many relatives of the Snell, TalksDifferent, BigBeaver, Hawley Matte and Wing families of Ft Belknap.


He was preceded in death by his Father Robert Wing. His Grandparents George Snell Sr. And Ruby TalksDifferent. Kenneth Wing Sr and Violet Wing. Uncle's George "Chub" Snell Jr. Leroy James Firemoon, Doug Snell Sr and Ronald Wing.

Aunts Bernadette Firemoon and Debbie Snell. Beloved sister Martha Mary Ball who he shared his birthday with. Numerous relatives who he loved very much.

Robert has many friends at Spirit Lake ND.  And requested to be buried there. He was known in Chemawa as "Knob" and his FB #88. He laughing told me. Mom I'm also known in "the Gedds" as the 654 Champ.


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Shirley Parsons

July 13, 2021 11:00 AM

My sincere condolences to his mother, my dear friend, and all his family. Rest In Peace Robert.

Wilma Werk

July 9, 2021 2:25 PM
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