A native of Livingston, Ca, Harold passed away at Valley Comfort Assisted Living in Modesto at the age of 93. He had been a resident of Oakdale for the past 40 years. Harold was blessed with great health and a long life. He required no prescription drugs, but did take 2 multi-vitamins a day. Until the day he died, he had excellent vision, beautiful penmanship, and drove his cars, accident free. In high school, he excelled in tennis and music. He graduated four months before the outbreak of World War II. He was injured in France, spending the next year in military hospitals. Harold was naturally gifted in electronics, and after the war, went into television repair, in Livingston, then Modesto, and Oakdale. In Modesto, he worked for L.W. Zimmerman, the first business ever on McHenry Avenue, which was then a country road. Harold retired in 1997, but along the way, he learned to fly airplanes, raised three children, was faithful to the Lutheran Church, followed the Giants, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Harold is survived by his son, Bryan, and daughter, Lisa; grandchildren, Heather, Aaron and Nicole Nobbe, Robert Myers, Lindsay Baird, Christina Cabrito, Summer Martin, D.J. Martin, Michael Goad, Kai Woo, Brice Wells, and seven great grandchildren.
Harold is preceded in death by his brother Chuck, and sisters Doris and Dorothy; his son, Glenn, and daughter, Lynda. Also preceding him were his first wife, Jeannie, second wife, Viola, and Viola’s two daughters, Penny and Star. Harold will receive full military honors at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 3rd. A Celebration of Harold’s life will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 640 Minaret, Turlock, at 2:30 p.m. that same day.
In memory of Harold Nobbe, donations may be sent to Disabled Veterans.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
March 1, 2017