Peter C. Noebel, LtCol USAF, Ret., “Headed West” on January 30, 2023.

Lt. Col. Peter Christian Noebel (b.1935 in Tokyo, Japan) passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023, in Sierra Vista, AZ. After a lifetime of service to others as a friend and colleague, he was surrounded by love for his very last flight, this time to heaven. He even flew there himself!

He is survived by his daughter Erika and granddaughter Katalin (Katie), grand-dog Georgie-Peorgie, stepsons Ken (Sunny) Roberts and Kevin Roberts, as well as brother Gerd (Jamie, Gunnar and Annie) of Highlands Ranch, CO, and sister Cristina Elliott (Charles, Doris, Lea, Merle, Michael, Ashlyn, Marc and Nathan) of Baton Rouge, LA.

He was preceded in death by loving wife Barbara Ann (née Valentine; 2007†), mother Inge Helene (2004†) and father Willy Eduard (1965†).

The Tucson Noebel family wishes to thank all the good people of Tucson, and especially of San Clemente, the 162nd Wing of the ANG and the USAF who called Peter a friend and helped make Tucson his real home for over 50 years. Many thanks also to the members of the F-100 Super Sabre Society and to the hero nurses and CNAs at SV Life Care Center who took care of him at the end.

A private memorial service will be held in his honor; the family requests contributions in his memory and name be made to the American Legion Hall John P. Burns Post 36, 5845 E. 22nd St., Tucson, AZ 85711.


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