Harriet S. (Stakke) Noble

Born: Thu., Feb. 19, 1920
Died: Mon., Jun. 16, 2014


2:00 PM to 5:15 PM, Thu., Jun. 26, 2014
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Memorial Service

5:15 PM Thu., Jun. 26, 2014
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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Harriet S. Noble, 94 formerly of South Bend died Monday June 16, 2014 in the Golden Living Center, Elkhart. She was born February 19, 1920 in Woonsocket, South Dakota to the late Harry and Faye (Finch) Stakke. On November 9, 1946 in Pierre SD she married Robert J. Noble who died in 1999. Harriet is survived by sons Jeffery R. Noble (Joan) of Naples, FL and Gregory C. Noble (Kristi) of Elkhart, IN; four grandchildren, Angela Pritz (Ryan), Dr. Emily Stout (Eric), and Hillary and Sydney Noble; one great-grandchild, Madeline Stout; and her sister, Nancy Bauer (Gordon) of New Orleans, LA.

Harriet was very proud of her South Dakota roots and always boasted that her town of Woonsocket had the highest shooting artesian well in the world. She was valedictorian of her high school class and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College. Harriet was a long time member of Grace United Methodist church and was the church librarian for many years. She was active in the PEO sisterhood Chapter N and was a past president. She was also a member of Schulyer Colfax Chapter, DAR and for many years she enjoyed presenting the DAR “Good Citizenship Award” to the young students in the South Bend area. Harriet was always instrumental in organizing the Shriner Blood drive and ready to serve donuts, juice and coffee to the donors. She was an avid bridge player and loved life and her family.

Our family would like to thank all of the staff on 3 East at Sanctuary at Saint Paul’s for all the care and kindness you gave Harriet for six years, treating her like she was family. We can’t thank you enough for keeping her safe and happy.

We would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Golden Living Center in Elkhart. You made her comfortable during her last days and were so kind to her and our family.

Memorial services will be held at 5:15 p.m. Thursday June 26, 2014 in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd., where friends may visit with the family from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place and entombment will be held at a later date in Highland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Harriet’s memory may be made to The Shriners Children’s Hospital or the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Pl., Mishawaka, IN, 46545. E-mail condolences may be made at www.welsheimer.com.


Charitable donations may be made in Harriet's memory to the following organizations:

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

Shriners Hospital for Children
51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617 722 3000

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