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MORTON - Joseph A. "Joe" Nohl, 67, of Morton, passed away at 6:05 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2016, peacefully with family and friends by his side.
He was born on Oct. 19, 1948 in Peoria, Ill., to Louis "Rocky" and Ruth (Huette) Nohl.
Surviving are his mother, Ruth; two brothers, Dan (Kendra) Nohl of Aurora and Roger (Kelly) Nohl of Morton; three nephews Curtis (Val) Nohl of Washington, Phil (Jen) Nohl of Aurora, and Brent (Amy) Nohl of Prairie Village, Kas; three nieces, Melissa (David) Yorton of Carnas, Wash., Valerie Nohl of Washington, and Caroline Nohl of Morton; four great-nephews and one great-niece.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Diana Lou Nohl.
Joe graduated from Illinois State University in 1971. He taught one year at Southwood Junior High School in Country Club Hills and three years at Alwood High School in Woodhull, Ill. He then worked for the city of Morton for 35 years, retiring in 2010, as the Assistant to the Superintendent of Public Works. Joe served as the Village Clerk from Oct. 2007 until July 2016.
He was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church for 50 years where he served as choir director for 38 years.
Joe loved music and singing which translated into years of participation in Morton Men of Music, Morton Civic Chorus, and performed in musicals at Peoria Players, Eastlight Theatre, Conklin Theatre and Corn Stalk Theatre.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, with Pastor Jeff Anderson and Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2016 at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton and 9:30 - 10:15 a.m., Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials may be made to the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund, Bethel Lutheran Church or Peoria Players Theater.

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