Eugene D. Noftz, 87, of Huron died Thursday afternoon, May 13, 2010, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky.
Eugene was born April 28, 1923, in Sandusky and has been a lifelong resident of the area. He graduated from Sandusky High School in 1941. He worked for Apex in Sandusky, went to aircraft sheet metal school and then worked for Hudson Motor Co. as an airplane inspector. After entering the U.S. Navy, he worked for and owned the Huron Bakery for 12 years. He went to Wilton School of Cake Decorating and worked as an apprentice baker at Central Bakery and Arnold's Cookie Jar in Amherst and then at Federsen's Bakery in Sandusky. He worked for the City of Huron for 18 years and then worked as the Huron United Methodist Church custodian for many years.
Eugene is survived by two daughters, Marsha J. Noftz and Julia A. Noftz, both of Huron; four sons, Paul J. (Nida) Noftz of Chesapeake, Va., John D. (Alice) Noftz of Norwalk, Edward A. Noftz of Huron and Philip T. (Ju Ju) Noftz of Parma Heights, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, John, Michelle, Pamela, Erika, Stephanie, William, Tim, Hanny, Deborah, Nicole, Olivia, Beverly, Marlene and Janice; 10 great-grandchildren, Anna, Lauren, Hannah, Abby, Gretchen, John, Andrew, Chenoa, Kayden and Kaden; and a great-great-grandchild, Jac; sister, Marjorie Morgan of Sandusky; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Alta Bronner Noftz; two sons, Larry and Timothy Noftz; parents, August and Mary (Frankenreiter) Noftz; four sisters, Helen Baughman, Mildred Glass, Mary Grathwol and Catherine Ohlemacher; and brother, Carl Noftz.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday in Foster Funeral Home and Crematory, 410 Main St., Huron. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the service at 11 a.m. in United Methodist Church, 338 Williams St., Huron; the Rev. J. Roger Skelley-Watts will officiate. Entombment will follow In Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Contributions may be made to United Methodist Church, Huron, or Huron Rescue Squad Fund, 413 Main St., Huron, OH 44839.
Condolences may be shared at fosterfh.com.