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Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Flora
Visitation: 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, November 26, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Rosary: 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home
Interment: St. Stephen Cemetery
Noah Vincent Guerrettaz, age 20, of Springfield, Illinois, and formerly of Flora, died peacefully in the arms of his mother and father on November 20, 2019, after suffering a massive stroke a day earlier. He is deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. He was born August 11, 1999, in Batesville, Indiana, the first son of Vincent T. Guerrettaz and Josie A. Gill.
Noah enjoyed his family and many friends, loving them deeply; his “buddy” Cali (family cat) and many other cats in his life; playing acoustic and electric guitars as well as singing. He recorded his own music and shared it with those closest to him. Noah especially enjoyed the works of Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Porcupine Tree, Nick Drake, Brian Eno, Genesis, Yes and recently, Tangerine Dream. He had a passion for music of many varied genres and listened to music as often as possible. Noah loved people and was friendly to everyone he met, accepting people from all walks of life. His sense of humor was heartfelt and contagious.
Noah was a movie buff, loved Jeopardy on TV, enjoyed video games occasionally, and was an avid sports fan, especially basketball which he played often. He enjoyed reading, walking at Lincoln Memorial Gardens, volunteering at Dumb Records in Springfield, writing his own music, and writing music album reviews for Metal Nexus.
He was confirmed in the Catholic faith in 2016 and enjoyed attending Mass regularly, especially the weekday masses at St. Jude Church in Rochester.
He is survived by his father: Vincent T. Guerrettaz of Springfield; mother: Josie A. Gill of Flora; siblings: Jordan E. Laker Oleson and husband Zach, Jonah R. Guerrettaz, and Sophia M. Guerrettaz; grandparents: Donald E. Guerrettaz and wife Judy of Indiana, E. Jean Guerrettaz and partner Mike Patridge of Flora, Bernie and Rose Born of Flora; aunts and uncles: Ryan and Karie Gill, Samuel E. Guerrettaz, Monica D. (Guerrettaz) McGrath, Nicole L. Guerrettaz, Al and Martha J. (Guerrettaz) Evans, Laurie L. Guerrettaz, Mark and Alisa M. (Guerrettaz) Hicks; and many great aunts and uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather: Roland Gill.
A funeral mass for Noah Guerrettaz will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Flora. Burial will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, November 26, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home with a Rosary service to begin at 8 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested to Fur A Good Paws in Flora, Flora Public Library, or Forever Home Feline Ranch in Rochester, Illinois, and will be accepted through the funeral home.
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you all.
Mourning the loss of this wonderful grandson. What a kind and gentle personality. Pray with us for understanding.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
My prayers, hugs and love to you all..so very sorry. May God embrace you and hold you close.
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all the family. May God wrap his loving arms around you.
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep all the family and loved ones in our prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in his loving arms and help your family find peace during this very difficult time.
So sorry! We will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers!
I am so sorry for your loss. Noah will forever be in my heart. I will miss him dearly. Joey
Wishing love, peace, and immense strength to his siblings, parents, grandparents, and all of the family during this impossibly sad time.
My heart aches so much to hear of Noah’s passing. He was way too young, he had a whole life ahead of him. I know we aren’t supposed to question God, but at times like this I can’t help it. I have lots of questions. Noah buddy I hope you are at peace, but I know your family is torn up from the hurt. I’m keeping you all in my prayers and I’m thankful we were able to cross paths in this life.
So sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers.
My deepest condolences and prayers to the family.
My deepest sympathy, Rest In Peace.
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My heartfelt prayers are with you as Noah is resting in the arms of Jesus.
My prayers go out to the mourning family. Noah was a great guy and had a bright future ahead of him. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Noah’s family and friends.
I am so very sorry to hear this. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
My heart breaks for you in this devastating loss. Jean, please accept my deepest sympathy. I’m sending love to you and prayers for you, Don and all your family.
So very sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear of your lose. The whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Don, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.I know from my own loss that it is the grace of God that gets us thru these times.Praying for all of you .Love Barbara
I am so sorry Vince he was to young but the Lord needed him more than we did...sending love and prayers for healing
Our heart goes out to your family. I pray for strength and comfort through this terrible time for you all. You will be in our prayers.
You're all in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers Noah was a great kid and he will be missed but we will see him again
Love you so much, Noah, and will miss you terribly.
Prayers for Vince and family
We are so very sorry for this tragic loss. Prayers for peace and understanding.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Noah is in the arms of Jesus; may our Lord comfort all of you at this time of loss.
So very, very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers! Noah was a wonderful kind hearted person. We always enjoyed having him over to stay the night with Seth! He will be missed!
Sorry for your loss and prayers going up!
Our hearts were shattered this morning as we learned that Noah was taken from us. Only briefly had he entered our lives from time to time. But family is unconditional love. His father Vince visited with me during difficult times. We pray we can return his gracious kindness and love. In HIS name we pray.
Our deepest sympathy. Prayers for family.
So sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.
So sorry for your loss! Prayers for all the family!
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all. Noah is in our hearts and memories forever.
Praying you will find strength in the days ahead and some comfort in the outstanding memories Noah has shared in our hearts.
My deepest sympathies to you and the family. Gone too soon. RIEP 🙏🏾🙏🏾
Sincere prayers for comfort for all who love Noah.
My love and support are with all of you. The loss of someone so young is never easy to understand. Taking comfort in all who love you will lead to healing and acceptance
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Our thoughts and prayers to Jordan and her family.
So sorry for you loss. Praying for strength and comport for each of you.
So very sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Don, so sorry for your loss. He was much to young. My sincere sympathy. Prayers for your family and your Son’s family.
Prayers for your family.
So sorry for your loss & keeping all the family in our prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
So very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May the LORD guide and comfort you in this unbearable time.
I am so sorry for your loss. Life throws us so many curves and it is hard to understand why - GOD surely had another plan for Ryan. Trust in HIM and HE will help you through this.
So sorry for your loss
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
So sad to hear about your loss. I always enjoyed playing guitar with Noah. He had the passion for it.
I am so sorry for your loss.
We are so very sorry for this tragic loss. May sweet memories help provide comfort during this most difficult journey of life.
So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
So sorry for your loss. May you be blessed with peace and comfort Dennis and Sue Hampsten
My thoughts and prayers are certainly with the family at this very difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy to Noah’s family. Each of you are in our prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Vince and Josie and families....my heartfelt condolences for the loss of such a wonderful talented young man. You all are in my heart and prayers...May God be with you all....Lisa
Taken too soon. He had an amazing future ahead of him. Love you Noah! Lost but never forgotten
Please know that we are praying for all those who loved Noah.
Please except our heartfelt condolences for the loss of a wonderful young man. You are in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻❤️
I am just heartbroken for these families. May God wrap his arms around you all and prayers are always coming for comfort. I am so so sorry for your loss.
Sending much love and prayers
Our Sympathy for each of you as you love and reflect on Noah and all he meant to each of you.
So very sorry for your loss!
My heart is broken to learn about Noah; I remember him as just a baby. May Noah rest in everlasting peace in the arms of His Savior. You are ALL in my prayers.
So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
So sorry for the loss of your son Vince. What a heartache. I will be praying for you and your family.
My heart aches for your family and the many lives that he touched. Hugs and prayers to all. Love you Vince.
Sorry for your loss.
My thoughts are with all of you in this difficult time. I’m so very sorry.
Prayers for all
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Noah’s family.
Josie, Rose, Bernie, Ryan, Karie- My heart breaks for you. You are surrounded by love, faith, family and friends. Let their strength surround you. Praying for your peace and comfort. Miss seeing you. Warm hugs, Jess (Ulery) Nunley Mackinaw, IL
Noah, the light of the Lord was present in your expressive eyes and smile. May you be always comforted by the eternal song of kindness and peace.
My heartfelt and deepest condolences to Vince, Josie, family and friends of Noah. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your dear Noah!! Losing a child, regardless of age, is so difficult. You are surrounded by God’s love and the prayers of all who know you and grieve with you!!
Vince and Josie, we are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family in this very difficult time.
So sorry for your loss.
Praying for your entire family during this very difficult time. Ean is sending his condolences to Sophie. Hugs to everyone, especially to Josie.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this difficult time.
Your family is and will be in our prayers. May God give you all the comfort and strength to get through this devastating loss.
Josie, I can't even express how sorry I am for the loss of your son. Death is horrible to accept for any family but there are no words for the sorrow a family deals with when the loss is someone as young as Noah. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
May God hold you in the palm of His hand as you go through this painful journey. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.
May God comfort and be very close during this difficult time is our prayer.
So sorry for your loss, we’re all keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
You are all in our prayers and have our deepest sympathies. Noah was a fine young man with many talents. He will be missed.
How sad to hear of this incredible loss. My prayers to the family. My heart goes go to Vince, Jonah, Sofie and the family.
Josie my heart breaks for you! You, Rose, Ryan and your entire families are in our thoughts and prayers. May you all find the strength to move forward thru these difficult days ahead. We all want you to know you are in our hearts. Love Charlotte & Scott
Praise God for Noah’s beautiful soul! He left us exactly 6 months ago... and now he resides with the one God of the universe, in paradise, praying for us.
You don't know me, but I came across Noah's obituary looking for someone else. His bright, friendly face drew me in to read about him, because how could someone so young and joyful have an obituary? First I was surprised to see how close he was to my hometown of Lafayette. Then the tribute was so touching I now have tears running down my face and am so moved I feel I need to write this. I am SO so sorry you've lost such a sweet, caring young man. I can tell in your words how much he was loved and how much he loved everyone else. I'm sending you all the hope I have that you will eventually find peace and the giant hole he left in your hearts will heal.
I just read all of your names who left a note and lit a candle… And during that Time, which covered more than 20 minutes, I’ve prayed the rosary for all of you… God bless you all