Obituary: Gale Lynn Noble West
Gale Lynn Noble West, age 76, of Plover passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, September 9, 2018.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Gale will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at St. Bronislava Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Maine Cemetery. Friends and Family will gather to share memories from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Shuda Funeral Service is assisting the family. A memorial in lieu of flowers will be established in his name at a later date.
Gale was born August 5, 1942 in Van Nuys, California, the son of G. Merrill and Irma (Noble) West. As a child, the family moved to Plover and began to farm. He attended Morrill Grade School and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1960. Gale married the love of his life Joanne Marie (White) West on April 4, 1964 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. The couple settled in Plover for a year before moving to Stevens Point. He graduated from the Agriculture Short Course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned a B.S. Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, and received a Certified Administrative Manager Degree through the Administrative Management Society. Gale began working at West’s Dairy as General Manager from 1970 – 1972. Afterwards they moved to Des Moines, Iowa and he was the Assistant Executive Director for Iowa Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association. His family then moved back to Stevens Point and he was the Executive Director and President at the Community Industries Corporation. From 1970-1990, Gale was the Director of Business Affairs and Human Resources for The Katz Company, Incorporated. In 1990, he was Corporate Secretary and Minority Partner. Gale became an Operation Representative in 2004 for Potandon Produce, LLC. He became an Independent Consultant in the agricultural industry in 2005 until his retirement. During retirement, Gale served as treasurer for Altenburg Farm School.
Gale was a Civic Leader and was involved in many arenas including: Stevens Point School Board, Village of Plover Planning Commission, Plover Police and Fire Commission, The Food Safety Potato & Vegetable Industry, Agri-Business Organizations, and President of the Maine Cemetery Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, UW-Stevens Point Basketball games, traveling, family gatherings, his grandchildren’s sporting and school events, cooking, breadmaking, volunteering, his land, but most of all loved being with his family.
Gale is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joanne Marie. Two children: Brad (Cherylynn) West, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Sarah (Jenifer) West, Cheverly, MD. Six Grandchildren: DeAundra (Ross) Lynch, Karla West, Chaela West, Crystal West, Dominic West, and Ivan West. One great grandchild: Josslyn Lynch. Five sisters: Yvonne Yacoub, Satellite Beach, FL, Marilyn (Jim) Wegner, Two Rivers, WI, Cheryll (Stan Kovach) West, Stevens Point, WI, Linda (Ron) Olds, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Merridee (Glen) Trzebiatowski, Plover, WI. One brother: C.P. Jack (Mark Bias) West, Tampa, FL. And many nieces and nephews. In-laws: Richard (Jan-Ann) White, Middleton, WI, Janice White, Stevens Point, WI and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his parents, their son Jeffrey and Joanne’s parents Robert H. and Janet White, and one brother-in-law, Dr. Nazieh Yacoub.
The family would like to thank the Plover Emergency Personnel and the Plover Police Department for the compassionate and professional care given.
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