Noble was born on June 13, 1925, the son of the late Richard and Daisy (Senff) Heyde. He was a lifetime resident of Bremen. On June 7, 1947, he married Phyllis Coffel at St. Michael Catholic Church in Plymouth.
He is survived by his loving wife: Phyllis, Bremen; five children: Paul (Debbie) Heyde, Houston, Texas; Rick (Pamela) Heyde, Kentland; Mark (Kelly) Heyde, Bremen; Bill (Carolyn) Heyde, Bremen; Rita (Vaughn) Smith, Elkhart; 13 grandchildren: Keenan (Diane) Heyde; Sybil (Eric) Belcher; Rachel Heyde; Brandy (Shawn) Montague; Brooke (Jeff) Linn; Brianne (Andrew) Schutter; Josh (Tricia) Heyde; Nathan Heyde; Lucas Heyde; John Dudeck; Nicholas (Lisa) Dudek; Scott (Vicki) Smith; Todd (Darlene) Smith; and 16 great-grandchildren: Duncan; Gweneth; Fred; Josephine; Miya; Bauer; Noah; Harper; Kade; Aiden; Kendal; Parker; Sawyer; Collin; Nicholas; and EMily.
After graduating from Bremen High School in 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked at Studebaker in South Bend until he started farming in 1947. He farmed for 42 years until he retired. He was a hard worker and achieved his goals of becoming a loving husband and father, successful farmer, and knowledgeable expert in many fields. He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, Bremen, American Legion, and a charter member of the Bremen Lion’s Club. He also served on the board of the Bremen Hospital and was a member of the Pioneer Auto Club of South Bend.
His passions and talents included cars and motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Hydroplane boat racing, raising prize winning Shetland ponies, antique car restorations; 1910 Buick, 1929 Elcar, and a 1929 Packard, and collecting antique toys and other antiques in general. Many consulted him in each of these fields. His charm, sense of humor, compassion for others, and sparkling blue eyes touched many lives. He showed unending love for his family and his sweet presence will be dearly missed.
Friends and family may visit from 4-7 p.m. Monday, April 25, in Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen, with a Rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Resurrection will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, in St. Dominic Catholic Church, Bremen. Burial of ashes will follow in Bremen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial to St. Dominic Catholic Church, Harbor Light Hospice, or Signature Health Care, Bremen.