Russell E. Nolting

October 26, 1922 ‒ February 29, 2016

Delaware, Ohio


Russell E. Nolting, 93, of Delaware, passed away on Monday evening, February 29, 2016 in the Country Club Retirement Center, Delaware.

He was born on October 26, 1922 in Oxford Township, Delaware County, son of the late Roy and Lucille (Litsenberger) Nolting.  He was a Graduate of the Ashley High School.  During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as a Tech Sergeant.  He was the owner and operated of Nolting’s Greenhouse in Ashley for many years, and had also owned and operated Nolting’s Antiques and Collectibles in Springfield, OH for over 15 years.  He served as Mayor of Ashley for two terms.  He loved old cars and especially working in his garage on his old 1909 Model T Ford.  He was a member of both the Alum Creek Friends Church and the Fulton Creek Friends Church.  He loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his four sons, Wayne (Glenda) Nolting of Ostrander, Ron (Karen) Nolting of Ashley, David (Cheri) Nolting of Ashley and Garrie (Kathy) Nolting of Ashley;  twelve  grandchildren;  seventeen great grandchildren;  six great great grandchildren; one brother, Alden (Lorriane) Nolting; two sisters, Joyce Umerley and  Joan (Don) Moder;  numerous nieces and nephews; and many extended family and friends of the church and community.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Anna Louise (Morris) Nolting; two grandsons, Nicholas Andrew Nolting and Nathaniel Chad Nolting; and one brother, Richard Nolting.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 4-7 p.m., in the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 West William Street, Delaware, Ohio and then again for one hour on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11:00 a.m., in the funeral home.  Burial will follow in the Alum Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be given to the Fulton Creek Women’s Missionary Society.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware is honored to be serving the Nolting family.

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  • May the “hearer of prayer”continue to strengthen your family during this most difficult time. The days ahead will get easier, as those close to you provide the support and encouragement you need to stay strong. Share your memories, especially with the great and great,great-grandchildren this will be a source of comfort that can help your family to cope. It is our hope that the many hugs, cards, kind words and loving prayers grant your family peace.

  • Losing your last parent is a very difficult time. The different emotions, the feeling of a greater loss and yet in our hearts we are so happy that they are in the arms of Our Lord. He is with your mother and all the others that went before him. He taught you to believe that he is now helping to prepare for your homecoming. That he is now so joyous and peaceful. You need to hold onto your faith and know that God is good and will always be with you. Thoughts, Prayers snd Love!

  • Russell was a fantastic man with a great sense of humor and always fun to be around. We are proud to have one of the antiques that he re-finished. We’re sure that Ann was standing by to greet him with open arms. He will be missed by many of us. Our deepest sympathy to his family. They remain in our prayers.
    Ed & Shirley

  • My Mom Katie Simkins went to school with Russell. He was a couple of grades ahead of her. Russell was good friends with Bill and Martha Adams (Mom’s brother and sister-in-law). Mom renewed her friendship with Russell when we would go and visit Martha. We enjoyed meeting him for lunch and listening to all his stories.
    Since our dear Mother passed away in Dec. 2015 we understand the pain and sorrow that you feel. We hope you will find peace in knowing that Russell is in heaven swapping stories with his dear wife, Bill, Martha and Mom.
    Our family loved Russell and we will miss him dearly.

    • Thank you for being such a good friend to dad. He felt like he lost his first and best friend when Martha passed.

  • The Board and Officers of the Model T Ford Club of America offer our sincere condolences to family and friends of Russ Nolting. He was a special gentleman who shared his knowledge of and love for Model Ts with everyone. We honor his contributions to the Model T hobby. He will be missed by many for years to come.

  • Russell gave me my first job working after school and during the summers at the greenhouse in Ashley. I will always be grateful to him for that opportunity as it set the tone for my work ethics throughout life. He was a very nice man, very professional and always good to the people who worked for him.

    I am sure he will be sadly missed. My sympathies to the family. May he rest in peace.

  • We would like to offer our condolences to the family. Enjoyed spending time with Russ and enjoying his company over the last 60 years with his many memories and stories.

  • My thoughts are with you during this time of remembrance. Russell’s obituary showed that he lived his life fully and gave to his community and to others. Most people wish to live a purposeful life – Russell Nolting made a difference!!!

    • Thank you for thinking of us during this time. He was a very special man, who touch many lives.

  • We are so sorry to hear of your father passing.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Praying God’s comfort to all those who loved Russell. He was a special man and he will be missed.

  • Wayne and Glenda I am so sorry for your loss. So glad I got to meet Your dad. He was a very special man. I enjoyed visiting with him on Sunday morning. My prayers are with you and your family. Love Sharon.

  • We have such special memories of Russell from “back in the old days.” He and Anna graciously welcomed us into their home on many occasions and we loved his sense of humor and appreciation for vintage items. Russ was one of my ‘church’ dads that helped us grow up. We send our love and prayers to Wayne, Ron, Dave, and Garrie.

  • We have so many memories of Russ and Anna coming to eat at Porter’s Restaurant. We considered them to be friends, not customers. They were just such fun to visit with! They welcomed us to their home to see all the dolls we heard about during our visits. We pray that your good memories carry you through the coming months.