William "Bill" Thomas Nolde

March 10, 1947January 29, 2021

Bill Nolde, 73, of Liberty, MO passed away on January 29, 2021.

He was born in Alliance, NE to father, William Nolde an Army veteran of World War II, and mother, Muriel Williams a veteran of the Women’s Auxiliary Royal Air Force of Great Britain. Bill travelled the world with his military family including living in England, Germany, and several U.S. states. He graduated from Waynesville High School in 1965 and the University of Missouri, in 1970 and married his wife Carol that same year. Bill was a well published botanist and nationally recognized arborist who consulted with golf course designers and major building architects around the world.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Carol, and is survived by his brother Barry and wife Sharon of Alamo, TX, brother Robert and nephew Lance of Colorado Springs, CO, and niece Stephanie and her husband Rich plus eight grand nieces and nephews, of Maricopa, AZ.

A private service will be held in his memory. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children's Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.


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Richard Gooch

February 5, 2021

It’s a great shock to hear that Bill passed away. We became business associates in around 1992/93. We were friends from the beginning of our relationship. I sold Bill organic nutrients for three different manufacturers. Bill became a great distributor and turf expert that grew our business & customer base throughout Missouri and the Midwest. Bill was respected and admired throughout the golf industry. He was always fun to be around and work with. He will be missed by many of his friends and business associates. Too soon to leave us. God bless his family and loved ones.
Special friend, Richard Gooch
Mesa, AZ

Michael Chaplinsky

February 5, 2021

Bill was a special close friend and business associate for over twenty-five years.

I enjoyed his great knowledge of plants, soil and water, and how they worked together to grow grass, trees and landscapes.

Bill enjoyed helping nature grow and he loved everything green and growing.

He was a great scientist and plant practitioner.

I will miss you, Bill and I thank you for being my friend.

Michael Chaplinsky