Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Noah Payton Stich of Freeport who lived to the young age of 20 months will be 1PM Friday, November 16th, 2012 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Father Michael Naughton will officiate, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Noah died late Sunday night surrounded by his loving family at the Melrose Hospital after a lifetime battle with heart conditions. There will be a visitation from 4-8PM Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church and again from noon until the time of the service Friday morning at the church. Parish prayers will take place at 4PM Thursday evening. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.
Noah was born on March 7th, 2011 to Glenn and Elizabeth (Katzner) Stich at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis. Noah was not expected to live long after birth, but proved himself to be a fighter. He touched the lives of all he encountered including his incredibly loving family and many hospital staff members along the way. Although he only was on this earth for the past twenty months, his smile will never be lost from the hearts of those who loved him.
Noah is survived by his parents Glenn and Elizabeth Stich, Freeport; his sisters Madison, Savannah, and Olivia Stich; his grandparents Dennis and Linda Katzner, Albany; Jerome and MaryJane Stich, Upsala; his great-grandma Alvina Breth; and his aunts and uncles Wayne (Joan) Stich, Albany; Sue (Pete) Rolfes, Coon Rapids; Robert Stich, Randall; Joe (Ramona) Stich, Becker; Ann (Duane) Chock, Sobieski; Diane (Dale) Wuebkers, Freeport; Eugene (Lynn) Stich, Randall; David Stich, Randall; Larry (Joy) Stich, Randall; John (Jeanie) Stich, Becker; Ben Katzner, Albany; Alex Katzner, Albany; and Gabby Katzner.
He is preceded by his great grandparents Martin Breth, Marcella Katzner, Leo Katzner, Alex and Genieve Stich, and John and Bertha Reisinger.