Harold ‘Swede’ Noe, 91, Chester

--obit-noeHarold “Swede” Noe, age 91, a long-time Chester, Iowa area resident, died Thursday Jan. 2, 2014 at Olmsted Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Harold was born May 19, 1922 in Eddyville, Iowa to Clyde Noe and Nancy Foster Noe. He attended school through the 10th grade and was united in marriage to Fern Wiggins on March 24, 1940 in Chillicothe, Iowa. Together they lived in the Grimes, Iowa area for 10 years before moving to the Chester area in 1951, where he farmed for many years. Harold also owned Noe Milk Routes from 1963-73. At that time, he sold it to his son. He later owned Noe Livestock of Lime Springs, Iowa, along with his wife Fern.

Harold and Fern loved to travel in their motor home and enjoyed taking his grandchildren fishing and camping. He also enjoyed gardening and canning the fruits of his labors.

He is survived by his children, Marolyn (Hank) Hetrick of Roxton, Texas, Carolyn Eddy of Gillette, Wyo., Judy (Dave) Jacobson of Cresco, Iowa, Jolene Beddow of Brownsdale, Minn., Jan (Bob) Behnken of South St. Paul, Minn., Harold (Carolyn) Noe of Cresco and Bert (Joy) Noe of Rochester; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Fern in 2000; a granddaughter Melanie Knoff; sons-in-law Jack Beddow and Lonnie Eddy; three sisters; and four brothers.

Funeral services were held Jan. 7, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church in LeRoy, Minn. with the Rev Gary Titusdahl officiating. Private family burial will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lime Springs, at a later date. Condolences may be left at http://www.Hindtfuneralhome.com

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