Michael Noble

Michael C. Noble, 62, died July 25, 2012 at his home.  Private family services and burial will be held at a later date.

Mike was born July 13, 1950, the son of Charles Noble and Mary Boyce Noble, in Des Moines, Iowa. 

He graduated from North High School in 1969.  As a high school student, he excelled in wrestling.  He received a scholarship to attend Graceland University, where he was a member of the wrestling team and graduated in 1973.  Mike also won the Iowa State Wrestling Championship Award.  He also took classes late at The University of Kansas.  He was a teacher in the Kansas City, Missouri School District and substituted in several local schools.  Later he sold real estate.

As a youth, Mike spent his summers at his grandparent’s farm near Seymour, Iowa.  He had many fond memories of his grandmother and the time he spent on the farm.  He also enjoyed working as a farm hand on a neighboring farm and fishing with his cousins.  Among his hobbies were running, bicycling, hunting, and fishing.

Mike is survived by a daughter, Kathryn A. Noble, of Lawrence; a sister, Patricia (Patty) Dunham, a nephew, Tyler Palmer, and a niece, Lindsey Palmer, all of Stockton, California; and several uncles, aunts, and cousins in Iowa.  He was preceded in death by both parents.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the Lawrence Public Schools Foundation and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com.

6 Condolences

  1. Sharilyn Wells on August 8, 2012 at 12:06 am

    peace be with you

  2. LeRoy and Karen Chatfield on August 22, 2012 at 10:51 am

    SOrry to hear the news about Mike’s passing. We have many fond memories from high school and Karen has memories from Graceland. LeRoy will never forget the time Mike and Gordon came to Tennessee to see me as they were going to Florida. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

  3. Scott McAdam on August 22, 2012 at 11:11 am

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We went to grade school thru high school to gether. Mike was one of the “good guys”. My thoughts and prayers to Patty and family.

  4. Bob Dever on August 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Rest in peace Mike. It was a privilege
    to have been your friend in this life. I will be looking for you in the next.

  5. Chan Wallace on August 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

    We’re gonna miss ya “Boog”. Even though I haven’t seen Mike for 30 years, I still considered him my best friend. From grade school on, we shared some great times. I pray for Gods’ blessings for the family, and they can rest easy knowing Mike will not be forgotten. “I never had any friends later on, like the ones I had when I was twelve…”

  6. Ed Gensler on August 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Mike was a friend and a teammate of mine at Graceland and he will be missed but not forgotten. I have many happy memories of Mike not only from our college wrestling days but also after college while he was coaching wrestling at Van Horn High School. I officiated some of his duals. Rest in peace my friend and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the rest of your family.

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