Obituary: Noah Feehan

 

April 21, 2023

Noah Jerry Feehan, 39, of Cloquet passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2023, in his home, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with glioblastoma.

Noah was born Sept. 20, 1983, to Randy and Holly (Olson) Feehan in West Burlington, Iowa. He grew up in Iowa and Illinois before moving to Minnesota in 1997. He graduated from Cloquet High School in 2002. He attended St. Cloud State University and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College before joining the U.S. Air Force in 2005. Noah was a member of the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth, where he worked as an avionics technician full-time the last 18 years. He received many awards and recognition, and earned the rank of master sergeant in 2021, following his first flight in an F-16. Noah deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, South Korea and many stateside locations. He was always willing to deploy no matter where or when, even while undergoing chemotherapy.

Noah met the love of his life, Jenny Anderson, in 2006 and they were married Aug. 16, 2008. Together, they raised three sons, who were the light of his life. Noah enjoyed coaching and watching them in all sports, especially baseball. He was known as "Coach" to many, and everyone was always excited to be on his team.

Noah was the type of person to help anyone, anytime. He always put others first, including his family. He had a heart of gold and was a friend to all. Noah was the go-to person for many things. He had a knack for electronics and was always the one to be called when things weren't working. He was a dog lover, and was always found by any dog passing by. He loved sports and could tell you everything and anything about any professional sports player. He was an avid Vikings fan and enjoyed watching every game.

Throughout Noah's diagnosis, he kept a positive attitude that inspired others. From Day 1 he proved he was a fighter and never gave up. His determination stayed strong through it all, despite the many medical appointments and medications.

Noah was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jerry Feehan; maternal grandmother, June Olson; maternal grandfather, Robert Olson; and Noah and Jenny's first dog, Huey Lewis. He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Jenny, and their three sons, Jack, Peyton and Logan, and dogs Kobe and Zoe, of Cloquet; his parents, Randy and Holly Feehan, of Saginaw; sister, Heather (Sid) Feehan and son, Killian, of Cloquet; maternal grandmother, Sandy Huffman of Burlington, Iowa; in-laws, Dale and Debbie Anderson, of Cloquet; sister-in-law, Nicole (John) Shannon and children, Olivia, Carter and Harper, of Sturgeon Lake; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, including his second family, all the members of the 148th Fighter Wing.

The family would like to thank Dr. Nikcevich and his team at Essentia Health Oncology, his care team at the Mayo Clinic, and Essentia Health Hospice, especially Ryann and Matt, for their support, guidance, and wisdom through this journey.

A celebration of life will be held 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 at the Cloquet Armory, 801 Highway 33 S. in Cloquet, with a luncheon by Sammy's Pizza. Burial with military honors will follow at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at 4777 Highway 53, Saginaw. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute, see http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.

 
 

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