Nora Elizabeth Noechel

August 11, 1928March 13, 2019

Nora Elizabeth Noechel, age 90 of Traverse City, MI. passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Munson Medical Center. Nora was born on August 11, 1928 in Detroit, MI. to Edgar and Edith (Whinnery) Payette, and spent her childhood there. On September 25, 1947 she married Dennis H. Noechel.

The family lived in Redford Twp., and Nora was employed as a school bus driver for the Livonia School System for over 20 years. Nora and Dennis enjoyed taking trips to northern Michigan and eventually made Traverse City their home in 1991.

Nora loved the company of friends and family, enjoyed spending time at the Long Lake Senior Center, playing bocce ball, gardening and crocheting.

She is survived by her son Douglas (Marsha) Noechel, Grandsons; Donald (Sarah) and Christopher (Anna) Noechel, granddaughter; Tracy (Brian) Zbozien, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Dennis, her daughter Diana Sieggreen, and 7 brothers and sisters.

Private graveside services will be held in the spring at Linwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • American Cancer Society


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