Date of BirthAugust 01, 2016

Kenneth Noser Obituary

Date of BirthAugust 01, 2016

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Date of PassingOctober 01, 2016

Kenneth Noser Obituary

from Elizabeth, Minnesota, United States

Date of BirthAugust 01, 2016

Kenneth Noser Obituary

Date of BirthAugust 01, 2016

432 Views

Date of PassingOctober 01, 2016

Kenneth Noser Obituary

from Elizabeth, Minnesota, United States


The funeral Mass for Kenneth Robert Noser will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov.3, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Rochester. The Rev. Charles Collins will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the church. Mr. Noser, 94, of Rochester, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Kingsley Shores Assisted Living in Lakeville, Minn.  He was born on Aug. 29, 1922, in Pine Island to Werner and Dora Fiek Noser. After graduating high school, Ken enlisted in the Navy, fighting in a PT boat squadron from 1942-1945 in the Pacific theater. On Dec. 21, 1944, Ken married Lois Krier in Pine Island. Ken used the GI Bill to complete a certification as a stationary steam engineer.  The couple then moved to Rochester where he worked at Mayo Clinic's Franklin Heating Station for 28 years. Survivors include two daughters, Vickey (Steve) Finger of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Joett (Bruce) Charno of Lakeville, Minn.  Grandchildren are Ramsey Finger, Elizabeth (Scott) Brucchieri, Jessica (Yasir) Aziz, Britt (Kelly) Noser, Joshua (Ann) Noser, Molly (Nick) Jarrett, Matthew (Kasey) Charno, Jennifer Charno, and 20 great-grandchildren.  Ken was preceded in death by his wife Lois, son Gary, daughter-in-law Joan Noser, brother Wesley Noser, and companion of many years Mary Ann Dierkhissing. Ken enjoyed playing golf, fishing, bowling, billiards and square dancing.  A kind and patient person who was generous with his time, Ken was a great teacher and role model to his children and grandchildren. He could fix and repair almost anything and would tackle any mechanical project regardless how big or small. Ken was a longtime member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Memorials are preferred to the St. Croix Hospice or the Wounded Warrior Project. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at a later date.  Macken Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at  mackenfuneralhome.com.