Ernest Noble

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Ernest Noble, age 92, died peacefully at home in Gaylord on July 16, 2022.

Ernest was born August 28, 1929, in Fairhaven, Massachusetts to Horace and Sarah “Sadie” (Munroe) Noble.

He moved to Vermont as a child and was raised on various dairy farms before establishing “Noble Farms” in Cabot. He followed his love of building into a career in finish carpentry and moved to Michigan in 1975 to follow that dream. He worked on many homes throughout Northern Michigan over the next 25 years and took much pride in his work. Ernie was a man of integrity and honor and those that knew him, loved him.

Ernie is survived by his two daughters, Kimberly Biddinger and Karri (John) Zangoulas, both of Gaylord; four grandchildren, Theodore Zangoulas, Alec Biddinger, Joseph Zangoulas, and Catherine Biddinger; and several nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Edward Noble, Mildred Ibey, and Lorraine MacLeod, as well as his lifelong love, Patriciann Noble.

A celebration of life ceremony will take place on what would have been Ernie’s 93rd birthday on August 28, 2022. There will be a burial at Fairview Cemetery in Gaylord, Michigan, starting at 1:00 p.m., and a luncheon to follow at Michaywe’ Inn the Woods, 1535 Opal Lake Road, Gaylord, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Otsego-Antrim Habitat for Humanity, 526 Edelweiss Parkway, Gaylord, MI 49735, or Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Foundation, make check payable to Munson Healthcare Foundations, 1150 Medical Campus Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684. Please note in the memo line Ernest Noble.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

4 comments on “Ernest Noble”

    1. The Sklarczyk & Monusko Clans, extend our deepest love, healing & condolences to all who have had the privilege to know & love, Ernie Noble.

      Although Ernie was often a man of little words, those who had the privilege to know him always knew & felt his wisdom, love & compassion for life. His enduring love for his family, friends, & creative work passions, demonstrated how full of integrity & diligence his soul’s journey contained.

      Ernie was an exemplary carpenter & a role model & demonstrated to many that by following one’s passions & hobbies, a life time career will create many connections.

      We are sending continued love, releasing & healing energy to all who love & admire, Ernie.

      With sweet blessings,
      The Sklarczyk & Monusko Clans

  1. Ernie and Mary Herst

    We recall with fond memories the making of your loft bed when you and Julie went to Ferris your freshman year. Your dad furnished the wood, cherry wood no less, and he and the other Ernie (Herst) cut and fit all the pieces. We always loved to see and talk to your Ernie at the various gatherings. He was such a gentle soul and we know he will be missed.
    Ernie and Mary Herst

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