Noble, David Adelbert age 90, passed away on August 31st. David was born in Burlington Vermont November 7th, 1925. On his 17th birthday David enlisted in the Marine Corps, deployed to the South Pacific and was a gunner in five campaigns in the Solomon Islands. In 1946, as a Marine Staff Sergeant, he accepted a commission in the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Defense Command.Stationed in Germany in 1951 he met an American Librarian, Bettylou Loegering and asked her to marry him on their first date, two days later she said yes. Captain Noble served in Korea for eighteen months. Lieutenant Colonel David A. Noble was called up to Vietnam twice, but he was invaluable in creating the center for the United States Space Command and the Norad complex located inside Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs Colorado and could not be spared. His efforts earned him the Legion of Merit the highest honor awarded for noncombat operations. After retiring from the military David founded a manufacturing company, Vinyl Art and was the Chairman of the Board at the time of his death. Dave is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bettylou. David shared his great passion for sports and the outdoors with his five children, Christine, David (Maricela), Keith, Nannette Peel (Rick), Eric (Karin), thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Dave and Bettylou are members of Saint Patrick's Church, Edina, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, Sept. 8th at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick's Church (corner of Gleason & Valley View Rds). Visitation from 10-11 AM, reception to follow at Point of France, 6566 France Ave. S., Edina.

Published on September 4, 2016

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