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Philip "Blake" Noel, 1954-2009

Daily Iowegian – 28 July 2009
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  Phillip “Blake” Noel, 54 of Centerville passed away Saturday morning, July 25, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
  Blake was born Dec. 4, 1954, the son of Jack and Loretta (Van Blaricome) Noel in
Centerville. He was their first son and one of six siblings. Blake lived most of his life in California and Montana before returning to Centerville in 1997 where he enjoyed raising his son.
  Blake was a big man with a big heart, known by the people around him as a man of honesty and integrity. He enjoyed talking with people, especially laughing and joking around with them. He loved going to Fareway and Hy-Vee where he built a strong rapport with the employees. Blake had a special relationship with both Doug at Fareway and Dan at Hy-Vee. He loved to joke around with them and he looked forward to seeing them during his trips to the local grocery stores.
  Blake had a fierce love for his son Zackary. He enjoyed nothing more than to spend time with Zackary. He also enjoyed the time spent with the rest of his family.
  In his free time, Blake loved cooking. In fact, he graduated from the Indian Hill’s Culinary Arts program.
  He is survived by his son Zackary Phillip Noel of Centerville; his mother Loretta Noel of Centerville; five siblings, Chris Howard of Snohomish, Wash., Kim (Lance) Saunders of Jerome, Kelly Anderson of Centerville, Belinda Noel of Centerville and Tyler Scott (Colleen) Noel of New Mexico; his step-daughter Alisa Peterson of Des Moines; and numerous nieces and nephews.   He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
  Blake was preceded in death by his father on April 1, 1990.
  No services will take place. In Blake’s honor, a memorial has been established and may be sent to Loretta Noel,
608 W. Washington St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be left online at www.thomaslangefuneral home.com.
  Lange Funeral Home is caring for the family of Blake Noel. Copyright © 1999-2010 cnhi, inc.

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