Monte R. Noethe of Cherokee,age 71, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2011 at Sunset Knoll Nursing home in Aurelia. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. today at the Immaculate Conception Gym. Father Armand Bertrand will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today at the gym and will continue until the time of the service. The Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Monte was united in marriage to Carolyn Tesch on June 4, 1960 in Hartley. Following their marriage they lived in several communities before they moved to Cherokee in 1969. Monte was employed at Wilson Foods for many years until his retirement in 2002.
Monte enjoyed fishing in Canada, racing stock cars, woodworking, and making Christmas candy for his family. Most of all he enjoyed being around his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Gladys Noethe; two sisters: Alice Foreman and Mary Baughman; and one brother, Jack Noethe.
He is survived by his children and their families: Tami (Bob) Bush of Cherokee and their children Shane and Shelby; Toni Ohl of Hinton, and children Amanda (Greg) Korleski, Dylan, Alli, and Natalie; Ty (Yong I) Noethe of O'Fallon, Ill. and their child Samuel; Tera Shaefer and special friend, Mark Eckerman of Cherokee and children, Joe (Mandy), Amber, Autumn, and Shanon; and Thad (Kim) Noethe of Rosamond, Calif. and their children Joshua, Olivia, and Emily; his special friend, Carolyn Chase of Cherokee; sisters, Bernice of Des Moines, Paula of Sibley and Gail (Roger) of Sibley; as well as several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.