EUREKA – William A. Noack, Jr., 64, died just after sunrise Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at his home in Eureka surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren.
He was born July 31, 1954, in Peoria, the son to William D. and Joan Mason Noack Sr. He married Trisha Triff on May 22, 1982, at First English Lutheran Church in Peoria. She survives.
Other survivors include three daughters, Kelsey (Jason) Myers, St. Augustine, Fla., Betsy (Blake) Wisely, Farmington and and Sally Jo (Jake) Eastman, East Peoria; two grandchildren and two sisters, Kim (Bob) Burk, Salem, Mo., and Kathy Jo Noack, Jefferson City, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
William was a talented artist who graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in art direction. He worked for many years as a creative director of graphic design and later studied architectural drafting. Most recently, he employed his architectural skills designing kitchens for Lowe’s of East Peoria. William was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria, Eagle Scout, an avid horse fan and a passionate historian who was well known for his portrayals of different eras of history at museums and events around the country.
Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Mark Nelson and the Rev. Matthew Synnott officiating. Visitation will take place Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, Peoria, and Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow the service in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the church or to the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum.