Brandon J. Mohr Snodgrass

    Brandon J. Mohr Snodgrass, 14, of Bluffton, passed away at 5 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013, at his residence.
    He was born August 8, 1998, to Brian Blue of Arizona and Tara J. (Sergio) Pernell of Decatur, and was adopted by Walter and Sharolyn Snodgrass of Bluffton. His birth and adoptive parents survive.
    Brandon was a sixth grader at Bluffton-Harrison Middle School and attended Apostolic Christian Church East in Bluffton. He loved people, music, and the outdoors. He had a kind heart and a special bond with his animals.
    Among survivors are grandparents  Dan and Deloris Reinhard of Remmington, Ind.; Linda Blue of Van Wert, Ohio; Gary DeVault of Kansas; and Ruth Pernell of Lima, Ohio; three sisters, Mandie (Daniel) Clem of Texas; Aneesa Pernell, and Larissa Pernell, both of Decatur; and three brothers, Tysen Pernell of Decatur, Trevon Pernell of Fort Wayne, and Zebulun Snodgrass of Bluffton.
    Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, and from 1-8 p.m. on Friday, April 5, at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. Visitation will also be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Apostolic Christian Church East in Bluffton.
    Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, also at the church. Officiating will be Rev. Gary Tonner and Rev. Lynn Fiechter.
    Burial will follow in Woodland Union Cemetery in Van Wert, Ohio.
    Preferred memorials are to the family, c/o Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel.
    Online condolences may be made at