Herbert Noah, 85, Milwaukee, formerly of Greenwood, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Brookfield Rehabilitation and Specialty Care. On Saturday, Jan. 12, a visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to the time of service at 11 a.m., at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield. A celebration of life will continue after the service at Alioto’s in Wauwatosa.
Herb was born on Oct. 6, 1933, in Greenwood, the son of Emil and Marianna (nee Braun) Noah. After graduating from Greenwood High School in 1951, Herb spent his years working as a jack-of-all-trades, including owning his own business “Rent a Husband” doing maintenance and construction. Herb will be remembered for his humor, building skills, and the ability to fix his latest dumpster-dive treasure. He leaves behind a vast legacy, from warm Hershey bars for the unsuspecting kids, to foundations for bridges and buildings throughout the state. In 1953, he married Donna Leroy and they had four children: Gwenda (Mark) Helgert of Waukesha, Ned (Mary) Noah of Rio Creek, Cathy Gossen of Kewaunee, and Connie (John) Novak of Algoma. They later divorced. In 1972, he married Kathi Raisleger and they had two children: Tracie Noah of Milwaukee, and Ryan Noah of Charlotte, N.C.
Herb will be dearly missed by his children; his two brothers: Fred (Ruth) Noah of Hawthorne, Calif., and Elmer (Jill) Noah of Greenwood; four sisters: Evelyn Hoffman of Hartford, Bernelda Karlen of Marshfield, Arvilla (Bob) Blunck of Union Grove, and Arlene Stark of Neillsville; eight grandchildren: Leo Noah, Jessica Krumpos, Audrey Dorheim, John Michael Novak, Kevin Gossen, Heidi Copiskey, Crystal Deprey, and Lisa Deprey; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Emil and Marianna Noah; three brothers: Howard (in infancy), Norman Noah and Verlan Noah; a sister, Kathleen Fitzl; three brothers-in-law; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren (in infancy).
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Brookfield Rehab and Specialty Care for their loving and compassionate care over the last seven months. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wisconsin Humane Society or to Special Olympics (Please include “For Zechariah Tietz” in the memo, as Zech was a dear friend of Herb’s).