Albert Noble, 97, Blooming Prairie

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 14, 2002

Albert Noble, age 97, of 220 Third St. N.W., Blooming Prairie, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Prairie Manor Nursing Home, Blooming Prairie. He was born Oct. 20, 1905, in Corning, Mower County, the son of Alexander and Emma (Neller) Noble. He was united in marriage to Ludmilla (Lu) Kvasnicka on June 9, 1931 at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie. She died on Sept. 9, 1986. He married Gertrude Seibel on Oct. 1, 1988. She died on March 9, 1999. He lived in the Newry, Corning, and Blooming Prairie areas and worked as a farmer, carpenter and painter. He was a member of St. Columbanus Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and various farm organizations. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, dancing, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (They called him Grandpa Doodlebug.)

Survivors include children and spouses, David Allen, John &uot;Jack&uot; Joseph, (Darlene), Robert Allan (Kay), William Albert (Margaret), all of Blooming Prairie; Thomas Edward (Ann) of Stewartville, Ann Marie Noble of New Brighton, Charles Anthony (Ranae) of Eden Prairie; stepchildren LaVonne (Gene) Stocking of Eagan, Wyonne (Bill) Johnson of Marietta, Ga.; 26 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren.

His parents; his wives Lu and Gertie; granddaughter Debra; brothers Lester, Daniel, Arthur and Raymond; and sisters Eliza, Agnes, Ruth and Vera preceded him in death.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie with the Rev. Doug Gits officiating. Interment will be in St. Columbanus Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Friday, and at the church one hour before the service on Saturday. There will be a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Memorials are preferred to St. Columbanus Catholic Church, Prairie Manor Nursing Home, Blooming Prairie Public Library, Blooming Prairie Education Fund, or Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club.