Porter Thomas Noecker

Porter Thomas Noecker, 6 year old son of Jesse and Marie Noecker of rural Hartington, Nebraska died as a result of a farm accident at their residence on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating.  Burial will be at St. Michael’s cemetery in Hartington.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday one hour prior to services at church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Beau Noecker, Riley Noecker, Tristan Sedlacek, Patrick Hoesing, Joe Noecker, and Todd Bottolfsen.  Honorary pallbearers will be Porter’s Kindergarten classmates.

Porter Thomas was born on August 27, 2015 at Yankton, SD to Jesse Adam and Marie Ellis (Klein) Noecker.  He was currently in Kindergarten at Holy Trinity Elementary School in Hartington.  Porter was his dad’s right hand man on the farm as he loved to work and stay busy outside.  Porter was a great “big” brother to Easton (age 3) and he always looked up to his older brother Nolan (age 9).  He was very particular with his appearance and his clothes. He was very artistic and had a great smile, along with that special smirk for his grandmother’s.  Porter loved animals and always wanted to keep any new found animal as a pet.   He enjoyed the birdfeeder and watching the birds.  Porter just went to his first Nebraska Husker Football game last week and really liked the marching band along with powering down a lot of popcorn. He loved his cat “Roco”, camping, and his new bike.  He liked to wrestle and was a little daredevil.

Porter is survived by his parents, Jesse and Marie of Hartington; two brothers Nolan and Easton; maternal grandparents Julie (Larry) Weigum of Hartington; paternal grandparents Dave (Shelly) Noecker of Hartington; great grandparents Larry(JoAnn) Driver of Wynot; great grandfather Tom Klein of Crete, NE; aunts and uncles Kristen Heimann of Omaha, Beau Noecker of Omaha, Riley Noecker of Omaha, Reggan Noecker and Tristan Sedlacek of Scotland, SD; great aunt Becky (James) Hunke of Crete, NE and their boys Adam, Isaac, and Nathaniel.

He was preceded in death by his aunt Morgan Klein; maternal grandfather David Klein; great grandmother Judy Klein; maternal great grandparents Corrine (Carl) Weihe; paternal great grandparents Loran (MaryLou) Noecker.

In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up for Jesse and Marie at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Hartington.  You may send your memorial donation to P.O. Box 76, Hartington, NE 68739, or call the bank at 402-254-2488.  In person donations at the bank are welcome as well.

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37 response to "Porter Thomas Noecker"

  1. By: Karen & Jerry Merwald Posted: September 11, 2021

    Dear Julie and family,

    Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. Please know our love is with you too. This is so heartbreaking.
    Karen and Jerry Merwald

  2. By: Rose Cuka Posted: September 12, 2021

    Dear Marie, Jesse, Julie, Larry and family.
    My heart breaks for you as we send our prayers and love. Words cannot convey our thoughts and sympathy for you. May God send peace to your saddened hearts.
    Rose & Denis Cuka

  3. By: Jill Robinson Podoll Posted: September 12, 2021

    Shelly and family-

    My heart just breaks for all of you. Shelly, I know how those boys were your heart and soul. Sending prayers for all of you in healing. God gained a wonderful angel.

    Jill and family

  4. By: Ashley Posted: September 12, 2021

    Marie & Jesse,

    So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families! May God grant you all the strength, love, and guidance or all the rough days ahead!

    Brad & Ashley Steeneck

  5. By: Travis & Vanessa Schultz Posted: September 13, 2021

    Jesse, Marie, Nolan, and Easton,
    Words will never be enough. You can hear it over and over and still, that pain will always be there. Those memories of the day he entered this world and showed his personality to the young man he was that tragic day. He will always be your little right hand man Jesse, the little mommas boy to you Marie and that daredevil brother to you Nolan and Easton. You all will have a long road to recovery and it will be the hardest. But know that we may not have known each other, but we are a village in Hartington, and we will help you through this hard path. During the deepest, darkest days, we will be that light for you. Lean on us to help guide you. To help you get through all the emotions you are feeling, the pain, the whys, the what ifs. I have been there too, and continue to have those moments, they truly will never go away. Learn to see the meaning, the peace behind those moments.. the butterfly that landed on you, know that Porter is there with you. See those positive memories and remember them, talk about them, bring his life up and remember him. Until you meet him again. Words will never be enough, we will never understand why it was this way. Find the best ways you can to cope and grieve, seek the help if and when you need it, do not wait. Ask for the help from friends family and us, we will be there in 2 minutes. You cannot go through this alone, so please let us and your community help you, for the years to come. Sending so many prayers your way, I have the light shining and will be ready whenever you are. XOXO the Schultz Family.

  6. By: Elisha Lewon Posted: September 13, 2021

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your little boy. My heart breaks for your family. I’m sending you my deapest condolences. I am also praying for you all. And sending air hugs to each and everyone of you. May he rest in paradise and play among all the angels in heaven. And know it’s not goodbye but a see you later. Sending all my live to you

  7. By: Jennifer Johnson Posted: September 13, 2021

    We work with Kristen Heimann at UCC and our hearts are broken. We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. By: Peggy Leone Posted: September 13, 2021

    My prayers are with you family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  9. By: Ft Garry Welsh Posted: September 13, 2021

    With my prayers for you all at this sad time

  10. By: sue connot Posted: September 13, 2021

    My heart breaks for you- I don’t know you but saw this and am crying with you. We will never understand why God takes a child from us but know that we r thinking of you and praying for you in this difficult time and the difficult days ahead

  11. By: Joyce Anderson Posted: September 13, 2021

    I sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family. God bless you and your family.

  12. By: Debra Loecker Posted: September 13, 2021

    Sorry to hear of the loss.
    Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Take care

  13. By: Mike & Pam Johnson Posted: September 13, 2021

    We don’t know you, but our heart aches for you all. May God’s unending love comfort you during this difficult time. We will keep you in our prayers.

  14. By: Janet Sunde Posted: September 13, 2021

    So sorry for your all of you, although I don’t know you reading the obit, Porter was one very special little guy. Know that he is in Gods arms in heaven. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Living on a farm we know things can happen quickly, God is gaining a veryspecial little Angel.

  15. By: Keith and Joleen Herrboldt Posted: September 13, 2021

    There are no words; only our thoughts and prayers. Please take care and God Bless!

  16. By: Duane & Joan Suing Posted: September 13, 2021

    We are so sorry for your loss, may God keep you in his hands and comfort you in this most difficult time.

  17. By: Stacie N James Kusel Posted: September 13, 2021

    I’m so sorry for your loss… prayers and thoughts are always with this family

  18. By: John and Ila Richardson Posted: September 13, 2021

    Johnnie and I lost our so Scottie in a farm accident 50 years ago. We feel your pain and will pray for you. As others have commented we never expect to bury our children. I can encourage you, you never forget but as time goes by it does help heal. We had three daughters as well and now grandchildren and greatgrand children. God bless you and your family💗

  19. By: Dave and Kay Gubbels Posted: September 13, 2021

    Jesse, Marie, Nolan, Easton, Dave and Shelly,
    Words cannot express the sorrow we are feeling for your tremendous loss of Porter. Always share with each other the wonderful memories you all have of this fine young boy. Praying for all of you!!

  20. By: Patti and Gene Kander Posted: September 13, 2021

    We are sending our prayers for your little sweet boy, and all your family. We don’t know you but when we heard about this and seen and read his obituary it brought sadness to our hearts. Such a beautiful boy, may God be with you all.

  21. By: Deb and Paul Kyncl Posted: September 13, 2021

    Although we don’t know you, we are heart broken about the loss of your little boy.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    May God hold all of you close during this difficult time.
    Our love and our hearts are with you.
    Deb and Paul Kyncl
    Albion, NE

  22. By: Cheri Schmidt Rodgers Posted: September 14, 2021

    Dearest Shelly,Dave and family. No words can express my deepest sympathy and heartbreak of losing little Porter. I will praying that God grants you comfort and peace at this most needed time.

  23. By: Shelley Noecker Posted: September 14, 2021

    Shelly and Dave,
    Our deepest sympathy for your incredible loss…💙
    Sending prayers, love and hugs to you and your family. God’s mercy and comfort🙏
    Much love ~ Shelley Noecker and family

  24. By: Shirley Schultz Posted: September 14, 2021

    I don’t know you, but I know God and His Son Jesus, and I believe that sometimes God simply says I want you with me! We can’t understand, but we will when we get to heaven! In the meantime we will remember our loved one and wish him here, but believe me he is very happy where he is, in Gods arms! Please be comforted in this. May the Holy Spirit comfort you ! Love from Greeley, Colorado.

  25. By: Mike and Carla Becker Posted: September 14, 2021

    Marie & Jesse – so sorry to hear of your loss. We’ll keep your family in our prayers.
    Mike & Carla Becker

  26. By: Dave and Marcene Dickes Posted: September 14, 2021

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Jesse, Marie, Nolan, Easton, David, Shelly, and Noecker family regarding Porter’s passing on Saturday. We are so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  27. By: Sister Kathy Burt Posted: September 14, 2021

    My prayers are with you. May his love and beautiful memory bring you comfort.

  28. By: Jena kendeigh Posted: September 14, 2021

    Sorry for your loss. May God give you the grace and confidence to go through this terrible tragedy!
    Jena Kendeigh

  29. By: Susan B Goracke Posted: September 14, 2021

    All though I did not get the pleasure to meet Porter he sounds like an amazing son and brother. May God wrap his loving arms around him and never let go. We must put our faith in the Lord especially during this most troubled time when life just doesn’t make sense. My thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏May God Bless you forever until you meet again.

  30. By: The Pavel Family Posted: September 15, 2021

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The video of Porter and his brothers and family was so touching. You don’t know us but we had to reach out to you and give our condolences for your whole family. May God help you through this difficult time.

  31. By: Nikki(Arens) Romero Posted: September 15, 2021

    My condolences on the loss of your son. Many prayers of comfort and healing are being prayed forever you and your family.

  32. By: Janet Buss Posted: September 15, 2021

    You dont know me either, but as I write this the tears are rolling down my face. I cannot imagine what you all are going through. My heart goes out to you, and I pray the dear Lord will hold you close and help you deal with your grief. I will continue to pray for all of you.

  33. By: Marilyn Kokesh Posted: September 15, 2021

    My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you and your family and I am sorry for your loss. I lost my Little Boy Blue who was 2.5 years old on our farm in 1980. There are no words and there is no pain like losing a child. May your memories of Porter carry you.

  34. By: Lyle & Lori Heezen Posted: September 16, 2021

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you. So, so sorry to hear of the loss of your little boy. May God be with you and your family.

  35. By: Joe Brandt Posted: September 16, 2021

    Jesse, Marie, Nolan, and Easton
    Our hearts grieve for your loss.. You now have your own special angel in heaven.
    Parents of Laura Noecker,
    Joe and Sheryl Brandt

  36. By: Carol Melius Stephen Posted: September 16, 2021

    My heart is so heavy for you. I do not know you, but feel the loss you are going through as I lost a little boy. May God help you through this grief of loss and keep and appreciate all his memories fresh in your mind. My prayers are with you all.

  37. By: Patricia Stevens Ticknor Posted: September 16, 2021

    Jesse and Marie, Dave and Shelly,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. He is such an adorable kid! I pray for you and all your family,. But all I can tell you is you have an angel up there watching over you! FLY HIGH LITTLE GUY!!!

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