John Harkin Noll

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Noll, John Harkin
John Harkin (Harkie) Noll Sr, 85, died in Colorado Springs July 17, 2013 comforted by his wife Jan and family. John was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, December 8, 1927, to Frank W and Anne T Noll. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 25 years, Elizabeth Ann Head Noll, his brother Frank, and his sister Patricia. John graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He practiced law with his father in Aberdeen, South Dakota and after a short time working for an insurance company in Wisconsin, John moved his family to Arizona in 1959 to get away from the winter weather. He joined the Valley National Bank in Phoenix as a Trust Officer and his career spanned 35 years with the bank, retiring as Vice President of Trust Administration.

John remarried in 1993 to Jeanette (Jan) Adams Smith. John's retirement years included his love for playing golf, fishing and traveling with Jan. Prior to their move to Colorado, John and Jan lived in Westbrook Village in Peoria for many years where they were active in their community with their dear friends and neighbors.

During his later years, John struggled with many medical problems, which he was able to manage with grace and courage and the loving help of his wife Jan. The family is grateful to all the caregivers who provided assistance to John during this time. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

John is survived by his loving wife Jan Noll, his younger brother Paul Noll and his wife Patricia, his four children John Noll and his wife Kathy, Terry Papinko and her husband John, Robert Noll and his wife Deborah, Richard Noll and his wife Sandra, three step-children Vicki Clark and her husband Ralph, Lori Crider and her husband John and Brenda Conner and her husband Matt, 16 grand children, 14 great grand children, and 1 great-great grand child. A funeral Mass will be at 10 am August 3rd at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 7655 East Main Street, Scottsdale Arizona. Interment service will directly follow at St Francis Cemetery, 2033 N 48th Street, Phoenix, Arizona.

Published in The Arizona Republic on July 28, 2013