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Funeral services will take place on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

Rush Funeral Home
Philip, South Dakota

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13 at Rush Funeral Home in Philip.

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In memory of

Elfrieda Noteboom

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the Philip Nursing Home at the age of 98

Elfrieda Stahl was born March 31, 1922, to Paul and Margaret (Timm) Stahl at the family home northwest of Midland, South Dakota. Elfrieda and her family lived eight miles northwest of Midland before moving to a ranch in the Powell area. She attended first grade in Midland before attending school at the Eureka School northwest of Midland. After her schooling, Elfrieda lived with her parents on the ranch where she helped her parents as well as worked for a lady and her children in Midland and took care of a lady who was sick in the Ottumwa area.

In 1940, Elfrieda went on a blind date with John “Johnny” Noteboom. They were united in marriage on March 5, 1942, in Philip. After their marriage, their first home was a sheep wagon. They herded sheep on the White River for about one year before moving back to help Elfrieda’s parents on their ranch until purchasing a ranch of their own in 1947.

While on the ranch Johnny and Elfrieda worked side by side haying in the summer, taking care of their children, raising sheep, and riding horseback to help the neighbors gather cattle. In the winter they would use the big hill west of their house, a car hood, and the dam on their place to host skating and sledding parties for all the neighboring families. The wonderful neighbors in that area at the time would play cards, get together for meals, and help each other out, making their time shared in the country unforgettable.

In 1987, John and Elfrieda moved into Philip and in March 2003, they moved into the Senechal Apartments. Johnny preceded her in death on June 7, 2005, and Elfrieda continued to reside at the Senechal until moving to the Silverleaf in March of 2016. In April 2017 she moved to a nursing home in Belle Fourche until July of 2017 when she moved to the Philip Nursing Home, where she resided until her death.

Survivors include daughter Judy Heeb of Custer; two sons, Jerry (Kathy) Noteboom of Yuma, Arizona and Mike (Tina) Noteboom of Philip; daughter-in-law Bonnie Noteboom of Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband Johnny, Elfrieda was preceded in death by her son, Paul Noteboom; a grandson Cody Noteboom; sisters, Louise Fitzgerald, Evelyn Speck and Edna Speck; three brothers-in-law, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Eddie Speck and Ray Speck; and son-in-law, Ken Heeb.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13 at Rush Funeral Home in Philip.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 14 at Rush Funeral Home in Philip

Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

The funeral service will be livestreamed from this webpage.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to benefit the nursing staff of Philip Health Services.

Cards and memorials may be sent to 21712 230th Street Philip, SD 57567.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 5-7 p.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Philip, South Dakota

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 10:00 a.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Philip, South Dakota

Pastor Gregory Hinners

“Rock of Ages”
“I Know That My Redeemer Lives”

All of Elfrieda’s grandchildren and their spouses

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota

  • We are thinking of you folks during this difficult time. Hold on to all the memories, our parents done a lot of things together. Take care. ~ Les & Joann Pearson Philip, SD (1/13/2021)
  • Elfrieda was a great lady; certainly a vanishing trait. She was always happy to come to our house and help persuade her sister, Louise, that it was too late and too dark to drive home that evening. She watched over her sister at the same time her own husband was sick. Not many left like her. ~ Mark and Lorna Fitzgerald (1/12/2021)
  • Sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and always keep them in your heart. ~ Jim and Vonnie O’Dea Howes, SD (1/11/2021)
  • Noteboom family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May God grant you comfort in knowing there is no more confusion, pain, and forgetfulness. Oh what a great reunion there is in Heaven.
    ~ Betsy an Keith Knodel Freeman (1/11/2021)
  • Our sympathy to the family. May your memories fill you hearts with comfort. ~ Bill and Marsha Sumpter Kadoka (1/10/2021)
  • So sorry to hear of Freida's passing. She was such a kind and wise lady and loved her family so much. God bless her memory. ~ Kenny & Lyndy Ireland Philip, SD (1/10/2021)
  • Our deepest sympathy to Elfrieda's family. May the love of family and friends help comfort you in the days ahead. ~ David and Karen Webb Rapid City, SD (1/9/2021)
  • Sympathies for the loss of your mother. She was a kind person that would help anyone who needed it. May she rest in peace with the angels. ~ Rick and Nancy Ehrhardt BRANDON (1/9/2021)
  • Sorry for your loss ~ Jay Ahart 47619- 308th st (1/9/2021)
  • So sorry to hear of your loss of your mom. She was a lady that could just about do anything she tried. I remember we always knew where to go if something needed to be hemmed, patched or a new zipper. She whipped things right out. God Bless all of you in the days ahead. Memories will be plentiful and God is so good. ~ Shirley Dennis Philip, SD (1/8/2021)
  • I'm sorry to hear about Elfrieda's passing. I haven't seen her for several years, but did enjoy knowing her. ~ Elaine Staben Bozeman, Mt (1/7/2021)
  • Dear Families, please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    I so enjoyed my time with Elfredia in the Silverleaf.
    May she live on in all your memories.
    ~ Tom and Janet Schofield Philip (1/7/2021)
  • We are so sorry for your family's loss of Elfrieda. I never knew her or Johnny until we purchased their ranch. She was a lady who I believed could do anything. We will always be grateful to them for giving us the chance to get started on a place of our own. They left a wonderful legacy in all of their children and grandchildren. May she rest in peace. ~ Mary Nelson Philip (1/7/2021)
  • It was an honor to care for this delightful lady! May God wrap his arms around you as you walk through this time of grief. Keep all those wonderful memories close! ~ Carmen Fees 309 Oak St., Box 1011 (1/7/2021)
  • We are so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She was a special lady. have so many memories of our years in club together. Our thoughts and Prayers. ~ Ralph & Cathy Fiedler Sturgis, SD (1/6/2021)
  • Judy, Our Sympathy and Prayers to you and your family. ~ LaVona & Jack Kirkpatrick Midland, SD (1/6/2021)
  • So sorry for your loss. I used to like visiting with her when I lived in philip. Thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead. ~ Zelda Fairbanks White River (1/6/2021)
  • So sorry for your loss. May God Bless all of you now and the days ahead. God ~ Vicki Neiderworder Presho SD (1/6/2021)