Richard “Rich” Van Noort

August 7, 1941 - February 7, 2024

Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Hudson Lutheran Church.

Service: Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Hudson Lutheran Church, Hudson, SD. 

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           Richard “Rich” Van Noort, age 82, died Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.  Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Hudson Lutheran Church, Hudson, SD.  Visitation, with family present, will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Hudson Lutheran Church.

          Rich was born on August 7, 1941 to Jake and Elsie (Van Woudenberg) Van Noort on his grandparent’s farm near Inwood, IA.  He attended Oakland County School near Fairview, SD.  He graduated from Hudson High School in 1959.  He worked for Harmelink Silo Company for several years.  He married Karen Hermanson on October 20, 1961.  They farmed near Hawarden, IA for 2 years before moving to their farm near Fairview, SD, where they farmed and still lived at the time of his death.

          Rich enjoyed collecting 2-cylinder John Deere tractors.  He served on the Hudson Lutheran Church council for a number of years and was a director of the board of directors of the Fairview Farmers Elevator.  He served on the board of directors for the Lincoln County Pork Producers, Southeast South Dakota Rail Authority, and the Fairview Township Board for many years.  In addition, he was a member of the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department and ran the township snowplow.

          He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Karen; sons, Stuart Van Noort of Sioux Falls, SD and Randy Van Noort of Hudson, SD; grandson, Austin Van Noort of Canton, SD; brother, Allen (Orlene) Van Noort of Hawarden, IA; sister, Betty Zwart of Hawarden, IA; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Elsie Van Noort; in-laws, Carl and Dolly Hermanson; and daughter-in-law, Heather Van Noort.

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  1. Casey & Cindy Havelaar on February 12, 2024 said:

    Our sympathies & prayers 🙏 go out to the whole Van Noort family.May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace.

  2. Wilma Romereim on February 13, 2024 said:

    My deepest sympathy

  3. Keni Snedeker on February 14, 2024 said:

    So very sorry to hear about Rich passing. He and Karen have always been so kind to me and my family through my life, words are not enough to express our deepest condolences to the family. Please be comforted by knowing he is in God’s hands and is well taken care of.