NOACK, Elton Rudie

Elton Rudie Noack passed peacefully home to our Lord on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

He was born September 30, 1927 to Carl August and Alwine Pietsch Noack in Winchester, Texas. Elton was raised and worked on a farm and attended Winchester Lutheran School. As the war arose, Elton served in the Army during WWII and again later during the Korean War. After his service he moved to Austin and attended Nixon Clay Business School, supporting himself by working the soda fountain at the Austin Hotel and in sales at the Texas Bookstore. As he was on his own in a big city, he often was unsure where or when his next meal would be, so he worked hard and studied to learn as much as he could to build a better tomorrow for himself. When he completed Nixon Clay he worked various bookkeeping jobs, sometimes holding two jobs to build that future. He worked at East End Lumber Company and then later at Crestview Builders Supply working sales and bookkeeping.

He then had an opportunity to purchase and co-own a lumber company, Campion Lumber Company. This was a significant step from his humble beginnings as he was now managing a business where others depended on him for employment. He was proud of this achievement and had the business for many years. As Austin grew and the larger firms moved in the territory, the business was sold and he decided to work bookkeeping for LeeRoy Jordan Redwood Lumber Company. He worked there until he retired.

He married the love of his life, LaVerne Riske Noack, on April 26, 1958 in Walburg, Texas. They were blessed with one daughter, Sandra and lived in Austin, Texas, where they became and remain members of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He was very close with his parents and would spend weekends with them in Smithville.

Fishing was something he enjoyed with his Father, and checking the trout lines was a must on the weekends, to be followed with a good game of dominoes later in the evening. On the weekends, the three bedroom Smithville house would be filled as Elton and his family and his sisters and their families would converge to spend time together with what mattered most, family. Elton really cherished this time together and it would fuel his drive to keep working hard. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and adored watching them grow. They always brought a smile to his face. Elton was a loving man with a wonderful sense of humor. He balanced need with a little fun and was able to build a good and very stable future for their golden years. Elton enjoyed traveling around the U.S. He wanted to see what those books were talking about. Along with traveling, hunting, fishing and dominoes were favored hobbies. We deeply miss Elton, his smile and sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl August and Alwine Pietsch Noack. Elton is survived by his wife, LaVerne; their daughter, Sandra Hale and spouse, Perry; three wonderful grandchildren, Amber, Elton and Nathan Hale; his sisters Dorine Hoskins and spouse, Bobby; Gladys Pampell; Delores Kurio and spouse, Albert; Evelyn Terry and spouse, Jerry; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening, on Friday, the 19th of April 2013, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. A funeral service will be held at ten o’clock in the morning on Saturday, the 20th of April 2013, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1500 West Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas. Burial services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Smithville, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1500 West Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78757.

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