Alfred E. "Butch/ Al" Noftz

September 5, 1945 - September 3, 2016
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Alfred E. “Butch/ Al” Noftz, 70, of Belvidere, IL, passed away suddenly, Saturday morning, September 3, 2016 in his home. Born September 5, 1945 in Chicago, IL, son of Hans and Clarabelle (Butzbach) Noftz. Al was employed as an operating engineer and was a loyal Local 150 member for 50 years. He married Karen Scherer on September 18, 2005 in Garden Prairie, IL. Al was a member of the International Harvester Tractor Club and the Tractor Club of Boone County. He enjoyed restoring all kinds of tractors, producing and selling vegetables at local farmer’s markets, and designing and building custom nursery equipment. His last venture was selling vegetables at “The Barn” at his home in Belvidere.

Al is loved and missed by his wife, Karen; children, Colleen (Andrew) Flowers, Carol Noftz, and Chrisy (Jason) McMillan; step-children, Shawn (Harold) Nelson, Julie Scherer, and Nicholas (Sarah) Scherer; grandchildren, Michael (Troy) Mecas, Alison (Alex) Johnston, James Flowers, Rebecca Nelson, Viginia McMillan, Jason McMillan, Jr., Jason Scherer, Derek Noftz, Katy (Sarah) Pollard, and a grandchild due in October; Clare Schultz, Alice Mehlhop, and Eldora Burris; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents;  siblings, Hans (Lee) Noftz and Thelma (Poncho) Pena; and brothers-in-law, Walter Schultz, Harvey Mehlhop and Dewie Burris.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 9th, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008, with Pastor Timothy Frick officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association; Hoof, Woof, and Meow Rescue of Gilberts, or Fresh Start Rescue of Belvidere. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at the funeral home


Service Information

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 9th, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008, with Pastor Timothy Frick officiating


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association; Hoof, Woof, and Meow Rescue of Gilberts, or Fresh Start Rescue of Belvidere


 

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Born: September 5, 1945
 
May 22, 2016
Dinner May 2016 Peg, Al, Karen, Randy & Gayle
Dinner May 2016 Peg, Al, Karen, Randy & Gayle
Died: September 3, 2016

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Sherry Roach posted on 9/4/16

One of the coolest memory and I have lots is Al showing me how to play the slots at the bar hIm and Karen liked to go to. Have to admit his advice worked I won 200.00. Sure gonna miss that man.

 

Jerry VerHagen Family posted on 9/10/16

Our thoughts and prayers for you and the family he will truly be missed.

 

Stephanie posted on 9/9/16

Karen, Even though I was only a fill in worker at Pour House Pub and didn't get to see you two on a regular basis like the other girls I will miss seeing him walk through that front door. You always knew when you two walk in that things were not going to be easy, but that was part of his charm. I am truly going to miss seeing his face and hearing his wise cracks to Dave. Don't be a stranger and know that all of us here in Kingston have you in our thoughts and prayers and will miss this great man.

 

Karen Wikstrom posted on 9/7/16

Karen my heart aches for you! I'm so very sorry for your loss! I enjoyed meeting your husband he was a Very Nice Man! Please know that whatever and whenever you need anything any time of day I am here for you! You are in my thoughts and prayers daily! Love you!

 

Irma Zyer posted on 9/6/16

Karen, we are all so sorry to hear about Al. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please let me know if you need anything.

 

Annette Schambach posted on 9/6/16

Colleen & Andrew, Carol, Chrissy & Jason and your children I want to extend my condolences to all of you and your extended family.

 

Carey posted on 9/6/16

Remembering the times we spent having dinner and holiday get togethers with everyone on both farms good memories best wishes

 

Ramona Vandermeir Evans - Eldora's life time friend from the Rosemont area. posted on 9/5/16

My deepest sympathy to the Noftz family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

 

Shelley Herlihy posted on 9/5/16

Karen, I just heard about Al. I am so sorry for your loss! He was a wonderful man, and I have such fond memories of both of you. Hugs....Shelley

 

Derek and Genny Knight posted on 9/5/16

Our hearts ache for your loss, Karen. Al will live on as you continue to share your memories with others and cherish the ones you keep close to your heart.

 

Ken Wolf President Chapter Two IH Collectors posted on 9/14/16

Sorry to hear about Al. I know he was a original member of our Chapter Two IH club. I worked with Al on a couple Heritage Tractor rides and he always had some good stories to tell. Ken Wolf President Chapter Two IH Collectors

 

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