Herbert “Bill” W. Noethen, 62, of West Unity, passed away early Wednesday morning at the Community Hospital and Wellness Center in Bryan. He was born on June 27, 1951 in Toledo, Ohio to Herbert S. and Mary Louise (Ammon) Noethen. Bill graduated from Swanton High School in 1970, and continued on to earn his Criminology Degree from Owens Technical College. He then proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1972-1976. In 1976 he returned to school at the Ohio Peace Officers Training Program, graduating 3rd in his class.
Bill worked in law enforcement for 36 years, retiring in 2000 as the Chief of Police in Montpelier. He was a member of the First Brethren Church in Bryan. He was a member of the Montpelier Moose, Fraternal Order of Police, Captain Custar Lodge #181, Fraternal Order of Police Edgerton, and Masonic Lodge #312 Fraternal Arch Masons in Montpelier.
He is survived by his wife Teresa A. (Manning) Noethen, who he married April 6, 2013; one daughter Brittany M. Noethen of Iowa City, Iowa; one son Brett W. Noethen of Montpelier; one grandchild Quinton Hines; two brothers Gerald (Debbie) Noethen of San Antonio, Texas and Dale (Yvette) Noethen of Orlando, Florida; one sister Melody (Randy) Batton of Hartford City, Indiana; one step daughter Kylie Jo Goebel of Toledo; and two step sons Devin H. Goebel of Marion, Indiana and Daric J. Goebel of Oxford, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step father Martin Yedica and an infant sister.
Visitation for Bill will be Friday October 11th from 2-8pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier. Services will be Saturday at 11am at the First Brethren Church in Bryan with Reverend Wayne Gropp to officiate. Interment will follow at Shiffler Cemetery in Bryan, Ohio. Donations may be made to First Brethren Church Food Pantry or Cops and Kids Program through the Captain Custar Lodge. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com