John H. "Johnny" Noteboom

John H. "Johnny" Noteboom, age 83, of Philip, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Services were held Friday, June 10, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Robert Oettel officiating.

Music was provided by Marlis Doud, organist, and Rick and Marlis Doud, vocalists. Ushers were Todd Radway and Steven Stewart. Pallbearers were Dugan Stewart, Larry Smith, Rick King, Bob and Jack Hansen and Jerry Neville.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery in Philip. Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of the arrangements.

John H. Noteboom was born March 10, 1922, one of 12 children born to Paul and Elizabeth (Verwey) Noteboom. At the age of nine he moved with his family to Okaton, SD, where he grew up and received his education.

He went on a blind date with Elfrieda Stahl in 1940. They were united in marriage on March 5, 1942, in Philip. After their marriage, their first home was a sheep wagon. They herded sheep on the White River for about one year, then moved back to help Elfrieda's parents on their ranch, until purchasing their own ranch in 1947. In addition to ranching, Johnny built dams for Marvin Brooks and worked for the Haakon County Highway Department.

In 1987, John and Elfrieda moved into Philip. While in Philip, Johnny worked at the Philip Livestock Auction as well as Harold's Delivery.

In March 2003, Johnny and Elfrieda moved into the Senechal Apartments, where he remained until December 1, 2004, when he moved into the Philip Nursing Home.

Johnny was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Philip, a Haakon County Commissioner, and a member of the Howes Grazing Association from 1970-1982, where he served as treasurer for six years.

Grateful for having shared his life include his wife, Elfrieda Noteboom of Philip; a daughter, Judy Heeb and her husband, Ken, of Philip; three sons, Jerry Noteboom and his wife, Kathy, of Yuma, AZ; Paul Noteboom and his wife, Bonnie, of Sioux Falls; and Mike Noteboom and his wife, Tina, of Philip; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dick Noteboom and his wife, Harriett, of Okaton, SD; James Noteboom and his wife, Helen, of Tillamook, OR; and Paul Noteboom and his wife, Phyllis, of Michigan; five sisters, Jenn DeYoung of Canton, SD, Bertha Oldenkamp of Pierre, Ett Weaver of Inwood, IA, Betty Hauser and her husband, Ed, of Rock Valley, IA, and Rena Boersma of Spear-fish; and a host of other relatives

and friends.

Johnny was preceded in death by a grandson, Cody Noteboom; his parents; two brothers, Pete and Casey Noteboom; and a sister, Nancy Daum.

A memorial is established.