Long time resident of Galveston Island, Harold Julius Noser, 71, passed peacefully on Monday, September 2, 2013. He was a loving and caring father, brother, grandfather, and friend. Harold will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 26, 1942, to Julius John and Inez Noser, Harold grew up in Imperial, Missouri and graduated from Herculaneum High School. He was known for his creativity and mechanical knowledge, as he repaired cars, rebuilt engines and modified stock cars. He created magical gardens, water fountains and rock walls using his hands, his respect for nature, and his unique imagination. Harold appreciated art and collected many interesting ‘treasures’ throughout his life. Harold loved life’s challenges and reinforced taking chances and working hard as he raised his family. His motto was, “Don’t be afraid—take on life’s challenges and see where they lead.”
He and his first wife moved the family to Galveston in 1982. He always said, “This is where the highway stopped, so this is where we’ll stay.” Harold loved the island and the many people he called friends including long time companion, Mildred Cook. He and Mildred enjoyed fishing, walking, bicycling, camping and canoeing. Harold will be remembered for his strong faith and interest in preserving nature.
He is survived by his three children: Brenda Keimig and her husband, David; Janice Noser; and Brian Noser and his wife, Stacy. Harold was especially proud of his bright and talented grandchildren: William and Joseph Keimig, Claudia Ramirez, and Brooke and Scott Noser. Harold is survived by his mother Inez Noser and his sisters Julia Migneco and Carol Rhode.
The family extends an invitation to all friends and neighbors to celebrate Harold’s life at a memorial service on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at J Levy and Termini Funeral Home in Galveston, with Pastor Dennis Allen officiating.