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Hans O. Noetzel

October 27, 1937 - May 31, 2020


Hans-Otto J. Noetzel, age 82 of Vernon, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Ascension Genesys in Grand Blanc. A private memorial service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Durand Chapel.

Hans Noetzel was born October 27, 1937 in Kiel, Germany the son of Rudolf and Marichen (Koch) Noetzel. On April 2, 1976 he married Peggy Spring. He was quite the artist, he enjoyed woodworking, fishing, soccer, gymnastics, college sports and drawing with his grandchildren. Prior to his retirement, he was an engineer for 50 years.

Hans is survived by his wife, Peggy Noetzel; children, Heidi Burns, Holly (Ryan) Tomcala, Margrit (Mike) Oliver and Doug (Rose) Noetzel; grandchildren, Brady, Eli, Braylon, Riley, Ashley, Andy, Jennifer and Chris; 6 great grandchildren and 3 of his brothers, Wolfgang, Klaus and Harold. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolf and Marichen and also, his brother, Andreas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association or Marine Toys for Tots in Hans's name. Online condolences may be sent at