Dennis J. Noone Jr.

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Dennis J. Noone, Jr.

Passed away peacefully on January 4, 2013. A devoted husband, father and friend, Dennis will be remembered for his love for his family, his commitment to his faith and his involvement in the community.

Dennis was born to D. Joseph and Helen (McGinty) Noone on January 28, 1930 in Indianapolis. He attended Saint Meinrad Seminary in Indiana for high school and several years of college and then transferred to St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI where he earned a bachelor's degree in Philosophy. He received a master's degree from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. He also received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.

Dennis met his wife Karol Anne Hoobler while stationed in Hawaii as a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. The couple was married at St. Mary's by the Lake in Oakland, CA in May 1956.

Dennis' career in banking began in 1955 at Wells Fargo in San Francisco, CA. He also worked in Indianapolis and Michigan, before taking a position at First Wisconsin Bank in Milwaukee, then Wausau and finally Oshkosh, where he served as bank president from 1974 until his retirement in 1995.

Dennis was an active member of the community serving on the boards at Lourdes Academy, Mercy Medical Center, YMCA, Castle Pierce, C.R. Meyer and many others. Dennis had a particular passion for helping the less fortunate through his volunteer work at Father Carr's Place 2 Be, Habitat for Humanity and the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh.

Upon retirement, Dennis and Karol moved to Naples, FL. An avid golfer, Dennis belonged to Pelican Marsh Country Club in Naples. He also enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul.

Dennis is survived by his wife Karol and their seven children: Terry (Mary), Dennis III (Rebecca), Nancy (Bill) Rutherford, John (Angie), Mickey (Lois), Meaghan (Chris) Hayward, and David (Jenny). He is further survived by nineteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include siblings: Betty (Don) Hoffman, Helen Gasper, Mary Anne (Jim) Grande, Colette Philhower, Tom (Helen), Kay (Jim) Woods, Francis (Marianne), Steve (Kathy), JoEllen (Ron) Eckstein, and brother-in-law Bill Sanders.

He was predeceased by his parents, his sisters Maxine, Joy Schaedel and Vincentia Sanders, and his brothers-in-law Joe Schaedel, Bob Gasper and David Philhower.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Oshkosh. Memorial contributions may be made to Lourdes Academy, 111 Josslyn Street, Oshkosh, WI 54902-5696 or the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh, P.O. Box 411, Oshkosh, WI 54903-0411.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 16, 2013
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