Paul V. Noe, 88, of Highland, IL, died Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Faith Care Center, Highland, IL, with his family by his side.
Paul was born Oct. 19, 1930 to William and Bertha (Nee Lanham) Noe, in Alton IL. On May 1, 1954 he married Marcella Morstain at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Marine, IL.
He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL and United Steel Workers Union Local 3643.
Paul served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a Patriot, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Craftsman. He loved politics, The Constitution of the United States and John Wayne movies. A very bright man, He made furniture, cabinets, built a home, remodeled buildings and did plumbing and electrical work for his children’s homes. There was nothing he couldn’t do.
He worked for Laclede Steel for 42 years, retiring only to care for his ailing father. He then helped his son with jobs and spent time with his grandchildren, going to their events and telling stories. He loved his time with his family, especially his time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bertha Noe; wife, Marcella Noe; daughter, Susan Noe; granddaughter, Keri Suzanne Helldoerfer; step-granddaughter, Jessica Merrick; brother, Russell J. Noe.
Paul is survived by his children, Julia (Severin, “Sonny”) Emig, Highland, IL, Paula (Gerard) Helldoerfer, Troy, IL, Michael (Patricia) Noe, Highland, IL, Patricia (Stephen) Magdich, New Braunfels, TX, Mary (Robert) Daiber, Highland, IL; grandchildren, Dan (Lisa) Emig, Anne (Allen) Buss, John (Liz) Emig, Cheri (Joseph) Buck, Jason (Megan) Helldoerfer, Amanda (AJ) Fox, Breanna Noe, Nick (special friend, Beth Steenwyk) Daiber; great grandchildren, Abby and Hannah Emig, Brock, Evie Rose and Shane Buss, Verity Emig, Emmett and Everett Buck, Hadley Helldoerfer, and baby due in July; step-grandchildren, Aaron (Tina) Magdich, Jennifer Vela; step great-grandchildren, Billy, Austin & Dakota Leroy, Gage and Ryleigh Vela; brother Phillip A. Noe, South Bend, IN; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul.
Visitation: Monday, January 7, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and Tuesday, January 8, 2019, from 8:00 to 9:30 am at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL.
Clergy: Father Pat Jakel, Pastor
Interment: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Highland, IL.
Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL