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Kenneth C Noll

Kenneth C Noll

Kenneth Clarence Noll, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 1, 2020 in Rochester, Minnesota at the age of 75.

Ken was born April 29, 1944 in Durand, Wisconsin to Clarence and Sophia Noll.  His father was the Mayor of the City of Durand and owner of Noll’s Tavern along with his mother, Sophia.  Ken graduated from Durand High School in 1962 and completed the HVAC program at Chippewa Valley Technical College in 1964. 

On July 3, 1965, Kenneth married his sweetheart, Kayleen Kitchner, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand, Wisconsin. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Durand, where Ken worked at Safeway Stores in shipping and receiving. After 36 years of service, he retired in 2001.  Ken was a devout Catholic who enjoyed volunteer work at both Saint Mary’s church and school, where his children and grandchildren attended.

His interests included spending time with his family, fishing, boating, hunting, watching sporting events, attending Brewer games, traveling and following politics.  Ken had a profound love for his children and grandchildren. He had an incredible gift for conversation and making meaningful memories with those who had the pleasure to know him.   

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Sophia; father and mother-in-law Kenneth and Erma Kitchner; brothers-in-law Jim Kitchner and Gary Kitchner along with his wife Eileen, and sisters-in-law, Joann Hartung, Mary Winter and Debra Flanders.

He is survived by his loving wife Kay; sister, Connie (Bruce) Gonitzke, son, Michael Noll, daughter, Renee (Lonnie) Ernsting, and grandchildren Benjamin and Sophia Zanto.  Kenneth is also survived by his brothers-in-law Greg (Mar) Kitchner, Bruce (Juel) Kitchner, Richard (Kris) Hartung, and Craig Flanders; and sisters-in-law, Linda Kitchner and Wilhelmina (Dennis) Traun. 

Graveside Services will be 11:30AM, Monday, July 27, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Durand.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to Saint Mary’s Assumption Church or Assumption Catholic Schools.  

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. - John 3:16

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Barb

    Sympathy Kay and family. Will remember all the good times.

  2. Sharon (Risler) Biskey (1st cousin)

    Sending sympathy to Kay and their children, and grandchildren. He is home and resting in God's arms..

  3. Alice Bauer

    A life long friend. Sincere sympathy to Kay and family.
    Alice & Roger Bauer

  4. Theodore Langlois

    My condolences to the Noll family.

  5. Sandra Simmons

    Dear Kay & family
    Our most sincere regards for your loss.
    May Ken Rest In Peace

  6. John and Judy Parr

    Our prayers are with you!

  7. Janet Bauer Simpson

    So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. May he rest in peace.

  8. Rita Koller Kepple

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and Ken during this difficult time. God Bless


    So sorry for your loss.

  10. John & Patty Wayne

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to you and your family. I must say I'm shocked to hear this sad news. I always enjoyed visiting with you and Ken.
    Ken always made time to say Hi or talk.
    Patty fone

  11. Jim Weiss

    So sorry for your loss Kay

  12. Doshie (Bauer) Grey

    Dear Kay and Connie, Our deepest sympathies to you and the whole family. I have very fond memories with the Knoll family, with Connie and her parents and selling popcorn on Saturday nights in front of the tavern. Connie and I had a lot tea parties and overnights, eating saltine crackers and Milk. Kenny was always a pain wanting to get into the party. I remember a trip to Chicago that we St. Marys people took by train. I was woke up from a dead sleep on the train, Kenny was pouring cold water in my ear. Kenny was a good friend our my brothers and their parents were the best. Rest in Peace, too young to die.

  13. Kim Aikins

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how difficult this is for you. God Bless and stay safe. Kim

  14. Katrina Brunner

    You have my deepest condolences. Ken was one of the kindest, gentlest souls. He will truly be missed.

  15. Kerry Grippen

    My condolences go to Ken's family. Ken was a boyhood friend of mine when I was in junior high. Although Ken was nearly three years older, he was a good friend during the time his family lived next door to the Bauer family. Ken was a great guy and a one who loved baseball in those days and he was a pretty good player too. I'm saddened to learn of his passing but am happy to have known Ken and called him a friend.

  16. Sara Linse

    Mike, sending prayers and sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. May you cherish the memories.

    ~Sara Linse

  17. Heidi (Bauer) Weber

    Dear Noll family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Ken rest in peace.

  18. Michelle Messer

    Sending prayers that you and your family find comfort & peace with your memories. My condolences to you Renee.

  19. Sharon Bauer

    To the Noll family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you at this difficult time to give you warmth and comfort. I always enjoyed running into Ken and Kay at Walmart. Always good to see them and have a great visit. Renee and my daughter Heidi were always good friends. My husband had worked part time for Ken's dad, Clarence at Nolls tavern. The Nolls were always very nice people. We even went walnut or butternut hunting up in the hills with Sophie. Wonderful memories. Rest in Peace Ken.

  20. Patricia A Rosenberg

    So sorry and saddened by Ken's passing. Peace be with you Kay and family. And to you, also, Sophie, my deepest sympathy. God grant you all peace????♥️????zxfu

  21. Mary ann

    Kay and family,
    You have my deepest sympathy. I always enjoyed talking with Ken . Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Mary Ann Weissinger

  22. Julie Webb

    Sorry for the loss of Ken. Thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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