In Memory of Freda Noll

Freda Noll
Freda Noll
Born: May 23, 1930
Died: June 23, 2019
Age: 89
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Freda Noll
May 23, 1930 - June 23, 2019
From: Ida Grove, IA

Freda Noll, age 89, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Willow Dale Wellness Village of Battle Creek, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Chad Lierman will officiate with Committal Services following in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa.  The Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Freda Noll, the daughter of Alfred and Hilda (Mikkelsen) Blidegn, was born May 23, 1930, on the family farm in rural Ida Grove, IA. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove and confirmed at the St. John Lutheran Church in Galva. Freda attended country school in Ida County and attend Galva High School graduating with the class of 1949. 

On February 19, 1950, Freda was united into marriage with Wilmer “Bill” Noll at the St. John Lutheran Church in Galva. They were blessed with six children: Richard, Betty, Robert, Lyle, Beverly, and Dale. Freda was a devoted mother and homemaker while the couple raised their children on the family farm north of Ida Grove. In 1972, Freda and Bill moved into Ida Grove. Many may remember Freda as one of the friendly lunch ladies in the Ida Grove High School kitchen where she was employed for 17 years until she retired.

Freda and Bill loved to travel and she would collect spoons from their various trips to locations such as Alaska, England, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Germany. Freda enjoyed cooking, baking, and collecting recipes. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed canning her produce. Freda and Bill could often be found attending a square dance on a weekend night. Freda became a member of First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove and loved to volunteer her time there. She also was a member of the Morningside Care Center Auxiliary, the Ida County Historical Society, and volunteered at the guest book at Horn Memorial Hospital. More recently Freda could be found enjoying water walking at the Ida Grove Rec Center with her friends. 

Left to cherish her memory are her six children Richard (Liz) Noll of Sioux Rapids, IA, Betty Hedberg of Lake View, IA, Robert (Darlene) Noll of Early, IA, Lyle (Roxanne) Noll of Cherokee, IA, Beverly (Bob) Flewelling of Sioux City, IA and Dale Noll (special friend Katherine Eenhus) of Harlan, IA; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and special friends Gerald and Shari Tarr of Ida Grove, IA.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years Wilmer “Bill” Noll; her parents Alfred and Hilda Blidegn; her in-laws James and Lora Noll; great-grandson Zackary Jones; her sister in infancy Lilyan Blidegn; sister Betsy Heydt of Holstein, IA; brothers-in-law Donald, Roy, and Melvin Noll; sisters-in-law Barbara Bennett and Marjorie (Charles) Wadsley of Sac City, IA.



3:00 p.m., Thursday,
June 27, 2019
First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Chad Lierman


Shane Noll
Garret Noll
Adam Noll
Travis Hedberg
Gavin Noll
Matthew Boldra
Nicholas Newton

Honorary Pallbearers
Christy Scannell
Wendy Hofstader
Heidi Noll
Melissa Jones
Megan Kampsen
Stacey Diischer
Lora Noll


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday,
June 26, 2019
Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


"In The Garden"
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
"Where He Leads Me"

Geraldine Dankert, Organist


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 5:55 PM
“Heaven truly has a new angel, she was such a sweet gal. I know that she & "Bill" are together again & hope you all can find comfort knowing they share eternity. With sympathy, Judy Andresen”
- Judy Andresen
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 2:49 PM
“So sorry to hear of Freda’s passing. We absolutely loved her and Wilmer. They were so much a part of the church and our lives. They were always there! They were the sweetest, loving, most generous couple. Freda will be so missed! Hugs and prayers for your loss. May the memories of her comfort you in your time of sorrow. God Blessings to each of you.”
- Doug and Patty Wheeler
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:53 AM
“Prayers and deepest condolences to all family and friends. Freda was so sweet, so loving, and so very kind. Freda and Bill were more than cousins to my parents and our family, they were the best of friends. We grew up going to their farm in Ida Grove, IA every summer, and Freda and family coming to our house in Omaha for vacation. Freda and Bill attended so very many special occasions of ours in Omaha. I loved every time we got to visit. So much love, so much joy; always a fun time with lots of humor. Thank you Freda for all of the wonderful memories. Thank you for being such a wonderful example to us all of being a fun, kind, and loving mom, cousin, friend, and every other role in so many lives. God bless you as you are now reunited with Bill. Please say hello to my mom and dad. What a party you are having in Heaven. We love you and miss you so very much, and thank God for you!”
- Wayne Andersen
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 9:02 AM
“I'm sorry to hear about her passing I spent a lot of time at the house with Dale. Freda and Bill both were the nicest that anyone could be, all of the family is blessed to have a Mother as nice as she was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all”
- Roger Harrell
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:12 PM
“Robert & Darlene, I am sorry for the loss of your mom. I enjoyed my time growing up and seeing her within church, she always took the time to say hello or talk with us. She will be missed. ”
- Kim Stevenson
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:12 PM
“I worked with Freda for many years and thought she was a wonderful person. She helped us many years to help build and dismantlethe senior homecoming float. She will be missed.
- Jane O'Tool
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 9:31 AM
“Linda & I are truly sorry for your loss.. God Bless You”
- Tom Grimes
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 9:31 AM
“Richard and family~
Such a wonderful lady, and I will always remember her kindness toward me when my mother passed.”
- Judy Messer Bauer
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