OBITUARY

Noel Keenan Rahn

23 December, 195031 May, 2021
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Noel Keenan Rahn, 70, of St. John's, Florida passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021after a long brave battle with cancer.

Noel was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 23, 1950. He grew up in Sussex, WI and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1969. In 1970, he was drafted into the US Army and fought in The Vietnam war from 1970-1971 where he was awarded a National Defense Medal, a Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart. After being discharged from the Army, he attended Waukesha Technical College from 1972-1974 earning an associate's degree. In January of 1975, Noel met Katalin Marie Sczesy at a ski club and they were married by the end of that year on December 6th. His experience as a foundry engineer relocated him and his family to Granger, Indiana in 1987. He retired from Dalton Foundries in December of 2016. Noel loved working with his hands and was gifted in woodworking. His hobbies included playing the guitar, riding his motorcycle, singing, watching Nascar, old westerns and old war movies. He loved spending time with his family and had a goofy sense of humor. Noel had a passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and loved to study the Bible.

Noel was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph Leonard Rahn And Florence Ethel Rahn. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; daughters, Rebecca (Keifus) Malone and Lisa (Tim) Semelbauer; grandchildren, Mikayla David, Keenan David, Jenna Semelbauer, Logan Semelbauer, and Keturah Malone; and a sister, Natalie (Jerry) Hesse.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Hardage-Giddens, 11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL. 32223 at 11:00 a.m. with public viewing/visitation at 10:30 a.m. followed by refreshments and appetizers. We will then be escorted the Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32218, where Noel's committal service will be held at 2:30 p.m.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME OF MANDARIN, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, 15 June , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, 15 June , 2021

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Susan Hoefert

10 June 2021

Noel and I were only 53 days apart in age. I loved spending summers with him and Natalie when we were kids. We had good times singing for the steam engine shows that his dad used to attend.
Seeing the photo of him and Kathy sitting on the couch with the kids, he looks so much like his dad, who always kept us laughing and entertained.
Life’s circumstances kept us apart for much of our lives after high school.
He will be missed by everyone, but the Bible promises us eternal life with God through faith in Jesus Christ. (John 3:16) We will see him again someday when God calls our name.
Hugs, love and prayers for the family,
Susan

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Dad and his dog Pebbles. Pebbles loved snuggling with him. She would get up on his shoulder like a cat and lay with him all night. Never left his side when he went into hospice laid next to him everyday.

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Dad's 65th Birthday!
When mom and I ordered this cake we had no idea how tall full of layers it would be. It was one big and heavy cake.

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This was labeled in Dads file proud Grandpa. That he was a good and involved Grandpa.

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This picture shows Noel at his best. A kid at heart and a Grandpa that knew how to have fun. Keenan loved swords when he was young and the two of them were playing star wars on this day.

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Noel and Kathy all dressed up on a cruise from 2018.

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Mackinac Island

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Dad and his dog Pebbles. Pebbles loved snuggling with him. She would get up on his shoulder like a cat and lay with him all night. Never left his side when he went into hospice laid next to him everyday.

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Dad's 65th Birthday!
When mom and I ordered this cake we had no idea how tall full of layers it would be. It was one big and heavy cake.

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This was labeled in Dads file proud Grandpa. That he was a good and involved Grandpa.

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This picture shows Noel at his best. A kid at heart and a Grandpa that knew how to have fun. Keenan loved swords when he was young and the two of them were playing star wars on this day.

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Noel and Kathy all dressed up on a cruise from 2018.

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Mackinac Island

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