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Frederick W. Noble

Frederick W. Noble, 87, Woodstock, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at home.

He was born Sept. 6, 1925, in Richmond to Fred and Edna (Smith) Noble.

On Sept. 4, 1949, he married Rae Carlson in Woodstock.

He worked as a machinist for Arnold Engineering and was a shop steward and member of local 1832 International Machinists and Aerospace Workers until his retirement in 1993. He also worked as a mechanic on the Chicago North Western Railroad.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in England, France and Germany from 1943 to 1945. He was a lifelong member of the VFW and was VFW honor guard commander for many years. He also was commander of VFW Post 5040 from 2008 to 2009. He was a member of Amvets, National Rifle Association and Centerville Centerfire Collectors. When he was younger, he enjoyed fishing and hunting pheasants. He loved plants, watching wildlife and telling stories about the past.

He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Deloris (Sam) Simons and Erin Joosten; a son, Mark; four grandchildren, Peter, Jeremy and Kelly Simons and Lucas Noble; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Pratt; and a nephew, Tom Noble.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Oswald Noble; and a sister, Eulalia (Edward) O’Brien.

Visitation and the funeral were June 12 at the Mausoleum Chapel of McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock. Memorials can be sent to the VFW Honor Guard, 240 Throop St., Woodstock, IL 60098. Arrangements were made by Windridge Funeral Home, Cary.

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