Dick Noteboom

Dick Noteboom, age 96, of Okaton, died Sunday, November 11, 2007, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Visitation will be held two hours preceding the services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, November 17, at the Evangelical Free Church in Okaton, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Graveside services with military honors by the Sturgis Honor Guard will be held 12:00 p.m. MST on Monday, November 20, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Dick Noteboom was born July 23, 1911, the oldest of 12 children born to Paul and Elizabeth (Verway) Noteboom. Dick lived with his parents and siblings on several farms in Iowa. In 1931, the family moved to Jones County, and in 1933, Dick joined the Civilian Conservation Corp.

In 1936, Dick enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Ft. Meade, South Dakota. He served in Europe during WWII and was there over five years, returning to the United States in July 1947. In 1952, he was sent to serve in Korea and later Japan.

Dick was united in marriage to Harriet Roghair on November 23, 1953, in Tokyo, Japan. In 1954, Dick was rotated back to Ft. Sill, OK, and on May 31, 1956, Dick retired from the Army, after 20 years of service. Dick was awared the Bronze Star for his military service.

Dick and Harriet moved to Sun City, Arizona where they lived until 1979, when they moved back to Okaton, and have lived ever since.

Survivors include his wife, Harriet, of Kadoka; two brothers, James Noteboom and his wife, Helen, of Portland, Oregon, Paul Noteboom and his wife, Phyllis, of Hudsonville, Michigan; five sisters, Jennie DeYoung of Canton, South Dakota, Bertha Oldenkamp of Pierre, Henrietta Weaver of Inwood, Iowa, Betty Houser and her husband, Ed, of Rock Valley, Iowa, and Rena Boersma of Spearfish; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Pete, Case and John Noteboom; and one sister, Nancy Daum.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.