Obit: Noah, Joan E. (1929 – 2018)


Surnames: Noah, Fahey, Herrick, Pintar, Houle, Kind, Hollowell, Stewart, Murphy, Hawley, Smith

Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) 19 Sep 2018

Noah, Joan E. (10 OCT 1929 – 11 SEP 2018)

Joan E. Noah, 88, Willard, peacefully passed away at Marshfield Medical Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 21, at Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood, with Chaplain Dennis Fahey officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial will take place in Willard Cemetery at a later date.

Joan Edith Herrick was born on Oct. 10, 1929, in Willard, to Jack and Anna (nee Pintar) Herrick. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at North Mound School. She married Cletus F. Susa on May 29, 1949, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. They purchased a farm in Greenwood and farmed until 1961. After selling the farm, they purchased and operated the White House Inn in Willard. After their divorce, Joan worked several jobs, including as a nurse’s aide at Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville, at Nelson Muffler in Neillsville, as a store clerk at the Farmer’s Store in Greenwood, as a cook for the Greenwood School District, in the deli at the Neillsville IGA, and at Model Laundry in Neillsville. She married Richard Noah on Aug. 29, 1970, in St. Paul, Minn. They later divorced. Joan lived in Willard until entering Atrium Post-Acute Care of Marshfield in January 2017. She had several interests, but especially loved spending time with her family, reading, being on her computer, and volunteering at The Highground in Neillsville. She had a great sense of humor.

Joan will be dearly missed by her children: Gail (Rick) Houle of Crestview, Fla., Randy (Ree) Susa of Willard, and Sheila (Vern) Kind of Neillsville; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters: Anna Petkovsek, Eva Hollowell, Mary Stewart, Frances Murphy, Lucille Hawley and Donna Smith; and six brothers: Joe, Jack, Florian, Charles, Edward and Robert Herrick.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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