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Richard "Dick" Noake
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Obituary for Richard "Dick" Noake

Richard “Dick” Allen Noake, 92, of Lapeer, passed away peacefully in his home Wednesday October 4, 2017, surrounded by family. He was born in White Lake Township, on May 2, 1925 to parents Charles and Grace (Perry) Noake. He Married Elaine Stewart in 1982.

In February of 1928 his family moved to their Elba Township farm and that is where Richard spent the rest of his life. He was a dairy farmer who loved the cows and the land. He enjoyed being out in the fields and loved his life on the farm. Richard was a member of the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) for 52 years. He was also a member of the Michigan Guernsey Association. Dick was one of the first firemen on the Elba Township Fire Department. Richard also enjoyed fishing and was a fan of the Detroit Tigers. He was a wonderful father and husband that will be greatly missed. He’ll also be missed by his pal Mocha, the family dog.

Richard is survived by his wife: Elaine, daughter: Susan (Jonathan) Stewart of Lapeer and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers: Franklin (& Ellen) Noake; Perry (& Kathleen) Noake, his parents and nephews: Bob Williams and Lee Sleight.

Visitation will be 4-8PM Monday at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Dick’s funeral will be 12:00noon Tuesday October 10, 2017, at the family farm (2708 S. Elba Rd., Lapeer), officiated by Pastor Bruce Craner. The family will receive folks prior to the service; at the farm: from 11:30, until time of the service. It will be amongst the fields he has worked his whole life; consider proper shoes. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Hadley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, they will be creating a scholarship fund in Dick’s memory. Condolences and memories may be left at

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Visitation at Funeral Home




4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446





11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Noake Dairy Farm

2708 South Elba Road
Lapeer, Michigan 48446





12:00 PM
Noake Dairy Farm

2708 South Elba Road
Lapeer, Michigan 48446

Cemetery Details


Green Corners Cemetery

corner of Pratt & Green Corners Roads
Hadley, MI 48440


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