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David Lee Noftz

June 7, 1941 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

David Noftz Obituary

 David L. Noftz, 82 of Sandusky, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, January 22, 2024, with family at his side at the Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.

   Born on June 7, 1941, in Sandusky, OH the son of Carl August and Betty Jane (Wheeler) Noftz.  He was a 1960 graduate of St. Mary's High School.  In 2009, David was honored by being inducted in to the St. Mary's Central Catholic High School Athletic and Achievement "Hall of Fame" for his achievements in football and basketball.

   He had worked at New Departure-Hyatt Inc., (a Division of General Motors),  later known as Dephi Inc., where he had worked in skilled trades as a tinner for nearly 30 years, retiring in 2006.

   Over the years he had enjoyed golfing in different local leagues (UAW, City, etc.), hunting and going out fishing.  His family will especially remember him for how he found joy in making hundreds of  rosaries throughout the years at his home, which he were sent to a variety of places around the world.  For over 30 years,  he lead a Friday Morning Prayer Group at his home.   David was faithful member of Holy Angels Catholic Church.

   He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary J. (Lindsley) Noftz, whom he married on August 3, 1963; a son, Brent (Robin) Noftz; his daughter, Karen (Barry) Gill; four grandchildren, David (Heather) Noftz, Dustin (Kelly) Noftz, Jonathan Gill and Brian Persing; four great-grandchildren, Justin, Aubrey, Riley and Madison; his two sisters, Linda (Richard) Dickman and Sharon Noftz; special friends of the family, Paul (Renette) Schlett and his nieces and nephews.

   David was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Mary Lou Demore.

   Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 4-8 pm at the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky.  Prayers will be recited Saturday morning, January 27, 2024, at 9:30 am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Avenue, Sandusky.  Fr. Zachary Brown officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.

   The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870; the Universal Living Rosary Association, P. O. Box 1303, Dickinson, TX 77539; or to Stein Hospice Services, Inc, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.   Your memories and words of comfort may be shared with David's family at

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January 26, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services
520 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

Mass of Christian Burial
January 27, 2024

10:00 AM
Holy Angels Catholic Church (Tiffin Avenue, Sandusky)


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