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KAECH, Noel Edward age 73, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014 at home. He was born December 25, 1940, in Chicago, Ill, the son of Edward Kaech and Helen C. (Hartman) Haupricht. In addition to his parents, Noel is preceded in death by a son, Matthew E. Kaech and step-father, John Haupricht. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Beverly D. (Cromwell); daughter, Jennifer Kaech of Columbus; sister, Leilani (Jim) Shapley; mother-in-law, Kathleen Cromwell; brothers-in-law, David (Alice) Cromwell, Dan Cromwell; four nieces and one nephew. Noel graduated high school in Norwalk, OH in 1959. He graduated from Miami University in 1964 with a B.S. in Physics, in 1968 with a M.A. in Physics. He attended University of Michigan one year and completed one year of doctoral work in nuclear engineering at Ohio State University. He graduated in 1970 from Case Western Reserve University with a Juris Doctor degree. Noel came to Springfield in 1971 to begin his law career as City Prosecutor. He was later the domestic relations referee for Clark County. He worked as an assistant public defender in Clark County for several years representing adults and then juveniles. He also had a private law practice. During his years in Springfield, he was a member of the Clark County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Ohio Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers. Noel served on the Board of Directors for the Clark County Humane Society, the Family Service Agency, and the Springfield Arts Council. He was a member of the Polo Club. The family wishes to express appreciation to Villa Springfield and to Crossroads Hospice for their care of Noel. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Pastor Daniel M. Powell will preside over a service in celebration of Noel's life to be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Central Ohio Chapter, 2225 Citygate Dr., Columbus, OH 43219; or to either of these programs for at-risk youth in our community-On the Rise c/o 4177 Dialton Road, Springfield, OH 45502 or H.O.P.E. c/o The Nehemiah Foundation, 616 N. Limestone St., Springfield, OH 45503. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com
Published in Springfield News-Sun from Jan. 12 to Jan. 16, 2014