Noel Mattill Poersch, age 101 of Concordia, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the Sunset Home in Concordia.
He was born on October 23, 1918 on a farm north of Barnes, where he lived with his parents, Frank and Laura (Sondker) Poersch for one year until they moved to the Fancy Creek area where he lived until 2011. He attended Drager School and later Columbus at Bodaville. He took the 8th grade twice at his dad’s recommendation and he said it helped him quite a bit as that was his last formal schooling.
He began farming with his dad at a young age and listing and plowing by the age of 12. He milked cows before school and farmed the fields, growing crops, but was always drawn to milking cows and began a dairy herd in the late 1950’s. He ran a Grade A Dairy in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
On June 29, 1941, he was married to Georgena Coonrod. She preceded him in death in 1995.
He was a lifelong member of the Fancy Creek Zion United Methodist Church where he held many offices, but his greatest joy was teaching the young men’s Sunday School class for several years. He served on the Barnes School Board in the 1960’s. Noel was a kind man to family, friends and the staff at Sunset Home, who have adored him and will be missed greatly by all.
He is survived by three children, Arloa Beth Freeby and husband Byron of Austin, Texas, Sharyl Goering and husband Jake of Overland Park and Monte Poersch and wife Christine of Concordia; one sister, Phyllis Wohler of Topeka; one brother, Arris Poersch of Denver, Colorado; seven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Fancy Creek Zion Cemetery with Bill Walsh officiating. A celebration of his life will immediately follow the burial in the Fancy Creek Zion United Methodist Church.
Memorials have been established for Kindred Hospice or the Fancy Creek Zion Cemetery Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
Celebration of Life Service
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Fancy Creek Zion United Methodist Church
21181 Ober Road
Randolph, Kansas, United States
Immediately following the Graveside Funeral Service
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