HARTINGTON — Marvin George Noecker, 88, Hartington, died Aug. 23, 2013, at the Golden Living Center, Hartington, after battling with cancer.
Visitation and a Vigil Service were Sunday at the church, and continued one hour prior to services on Monday at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial was Aug. 26 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, with Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hartington, with military honors provided by the Hartington VFW Post 5283.
Pallbearers were his grandsons, Tony Noecker, Matthew Noecker, Josh Marron, Jerod Hoesing, Eric Noecker, Luke Frohreich, Brett Noecker and Colton Frohreich.
The Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, was in charge of arrangements.
Marvin was born Feb. 22, 1925, at Bow Valley, to Anton John and Eleanor Elizabeth (Kathol) Noecker. He grew up in the Bow Valley area and attended Bunker Hill elementary school. Marvin graduated from Wynot High School in 1942. He entered the Army Air Corp in October 1943 and served in India, Burma and China. Marvin was honorably discharged in January 1946. He married Teresa L. McFadden Sept. 7, 1949, in Hartington. He was employed by Anderson Electric, Hartington, until 1963. He then worked for Bauer Electric, Yankton, S.D., until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Marvin was a faithful parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where he served on the parish council for two terms and volunteered many hours of service. Marvin used his trade expertise as an electrician in many parish projects at the school, church and rectory.
He was a charter member of the Hartington VFW Post 5283. Marvin and Teresa were the installers of the original Life Line equipment for users in the Hartington area.
He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing with his sons, sons-in-law and grandsons. After his retirement, he and Teresa enjoyed traveling, and spent time in south Texas with friends each year. He enjoyed spending any time he could with his family, and his grandchildren were very important to him. His grandchildren fondly remember the day trips and campouts spent with their grandparents.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 63 years, Teresa Noecker, Hartington; seven children and their spouses: Karen and Don Hoesing, Hartington; Ken Noecker, Chelsea, Mich.; Don and Colleen Noecker Albion; Roger and Nancy Noecker, Champlin, Minn.; Bob Noecker and Jonny Bauer, Scottsbluff; Kathy and Dave Marron, Grand Island; Connie and Bob Frohreich, Yankton, S.D.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Doris Folkers, Hartington, and Delores Lammers, Randolph.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, Anton and Eleanor Noecker; brothers, Leon and Larry Noecker; sisters, Leora Hedberg and Rosemary Feilmeier; and a grandson, Kurt Hoesing.