Michael L. Noonan, 66, of rural Columbus, Nebraska died Monday, February 3, 2003 at his home. Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday February 7, 2003 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus with Reverend Tom Weisbecker officiating. Burial will be in the Ss. Patrick/Joseph Cemetery rural Platte Center, Nebraska with military honors by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard. Visitation is 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil Service at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus. Visitation continues Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. also at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Family Choice.
Michael Leo Noonan was born August 14, 1936 in West Point, Nebraska to George and Catherine (Prinz) Noonan. He grew up in Boone and Madison county and graduated from Newman Grove High School. Following graduation Mike farmed near Albion and also worked at Behlen Manufacturing in Columbus. In 1960 he entered and served in the U.S. Army. Mike then worked at Sherwin Williams, Diers Supply and Red Country International until 1970 when he started his own mechanic shop at his home. He loved working outdoors, John Deere Tractors, and working in his shop. Mike was a member of St. Bonaventure Church and the Platte Eagles Aerie #1834.
He is survived by: Wife Barbara Noonan of Columbus, NE
Son Greg (Shawn) Noonan of Columbus, NE
Daughter Stacy (Don) Vernon of Crete, NE
Sister Betty Noonan of Omaha, NE
Sister Katherine (William) Ring of Omaha, NE
Granddaughter MaKenzie Noonan of Columbus, NE
He is preceded in death by:
Father George Noonan
Mother Catherine Noonan
Brother George Noonan, Jr.