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Obituaries

Carl M. ‘Skeets’ Noftsger

Carl M. “Skeets” Noftsger, 62, of Colfax passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Howard Street Christian Church with burial following at Greencastle Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Carl M. Noftsger Memorial Fund, and condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.

Carl was born on Dec. 8, 1950, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Carl F. Noftsger and Bonnie (Grim) Noftsger. He was employed at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in the maintenance department for 32 years. He married Donna Brant of Colfax on Jan. 8, 1971. He served in the United States Navy for 12 years. He served on Mine Sweepers, USS Affray and the USS Observer as well as being an amphibious instructor.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Donna (Brant) Noftsger; children, Carl (Allison) Noftsger of Altoona, Mike (Melissa) Noftsger of Gardner, Kansas and Lisa Anderson of Colfax; six grandchildren, Keegan, Olivia, Jacob, Nickolas, “The Bug” – Dakota and Quentin; his mother, Bonnie Noftsger of Colfax; a sister, Martha (Dale) Savage of Newton; brothers Don (Christy) Noftsger of Colfax, and Frank (Rowena) Brugoni of Altoona.  He is also survived by his in-laws, Cheryl Moyer, Diana Brant, Kim Foster, Jim (Louise) Brant and Steve Belcher, all of Grinnell and Clyde “Skeeter” Brant Jr. of Charleston, South Carolina; a special aunt Connie Eaton and several special friends, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his father, Carl F. Noftsger; sister-in-law, Linda Belcher; and Uncle Marv, as well as many aunts and uncles.

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