|Anthony “Tony” Noel, 65,|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Anthony “Tony” Noel, 65, of Thief River Falls, died on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at his home with his family at his side.
A Celebration of Life gathering for family and friends will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 (today) at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Sheila Michaels officiating. Lunch with potato dumplings and side pork (Tony’s favorite) will follow at Biff’s Kitchen. Interment will be held at the Lone Oak Cemetery in Fourtown.
Anthony Donald Noel was born on Aug. 17, 1947 in Thief River Falls, the son of Donald Allen and Trassia “Tress” (Mackenroth) Noel. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. Tony proudly attended Northrop Elementary, Lincoln High School, and the Area Vocational Technical Institute where he took up Drafting.
On Aug. 19, 1967 he was united in marriage to Barbara Dahl at Moe Lutheran Church in Roseau. They made their home in Fargo, N.D. for a few years, where Tony worked for Seifert and Stasco Architects. In 1970, they made their home in Thief River Falls where Tony went to work for the Soo Line Railroad. His job was a brakeman/conductor. Tony considered the Soo Line a great place to work; he acquired many long-lasting friendships.
Tony enjoyed hunting and the outdoors, watching and playing golf and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He was a member of the United Transportation Union where Tony served for a time as union steward; he was also a member of the Eagle’s Club and Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Barb of Thief River Falls; children, Valera (Steven Solheim) Noel of Thief River Falls and Jason Noel of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Courtney, Carson, Luke and Adrian; sister, Linda Lawson of West Fargo, N.D.; brother, Jeffrey (Peggy) Noel of Stephen; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Robert Lawson.
Family condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.