February 18, 1942 – November 27, 2016


The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of John T. Notch, age 74 of Luxemburg, will be 10:30 AM Thursday, December 1, at the St. Wendelin’s Catholic Church in Luxemburg. Fr. Ron Weyrens and Fr. Mitchell Bechtold will co-officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. John died Sunday at the St. Cloud Hospital. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 30 and again after 9:30 AM, Thursday at Mary Hall in Luxemburg. St. Wendelin parish prayers will be at 4:00 PM Wednesday at Mary Hall. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.

John was born February 18, 1942 in Duluth. He was adopted by Al “Chuck” and Sophie (Boese) Notch when he was eight monthss old. He grew up in Luxemburg and graduated from Technical High School. He married Patricia “Pat” Toenjes on January 11, 1964 in Luxemburg. John worked at the St. Cloud V.A. Medical Center for over 33 years. He was the garage and grounds supervisor when he retired. John has also operated his own company, J&J Cleaning Service. After his retirement, he volunteered at the VA as a driver for over 10 years. John also worked with his son-in-law at Complete Automotive Repair Service (CARS) for 10 years, and he was the Caretaker at Kiffmeyer Park and Hidden Lake Park. John was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church.

John is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Pat Notch, Luxemburg; children, John (Nikki) Notch, St. Joseph; Mary (Greg) Schaefer, Luxemburg; Marla (John) Honer, Rockville; Mark (Stacy) Notch, Luxemburg; Monica Notch, Luxemburg; Matt (Amy) Notch, Richmond; Joy (Darin Sussner) Notch, Luxemburg; and Jenni (Roberto) Madrigal, Luxemburg. He is survived by his grandchildren; Jordyn Notch Kayla (Tom) Janssen, Krista (Ben Crippes) Schaefer, Ryan Schaefer, Josh Honer, Jacob Honer, Mya Honer, Kortney Notch, Nolan Notch, Rudy Notch, Abigail Notch, Grady Notch, Cooper Notch, Grace Sussner, Gabriel Sussner, Olivia Madrigal, Estella Madrigal, great-grandchildren, Evalyn Janssen, Olive Janssen and Milo Crippes. John is survived by his sisters, Luvern “Notchie” Kirscht, St. Joseph; Mary Ann (Mike Meuffels) Belgarde, Rice and Kathleen (George) Supan, White Bear Lake.

John is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Herb Notch; sister, Ceil Schmitt; and three grandchildren, John Honer, Charles Honer and Sophie Honer.

Memorials are preferred to the St. Wendelin School or Poor Clares.