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2/26/2013 6:00:00 AM
Henry Nolte

"Who can understand the thunder of His power?" (Job 26:14)

Hank Nolte was a man who thought with his heart. While most men think with the brain, Hank was an unusual breed that thought with his heart. Hank's most endearing quality was a genuine love of humanity. Hank made time to listen and help individuals from all walks of life.

Hank grew up in Riverside, Calif. He began working in his teens as a grocery bag boy and had a newspaper route as well. At some point in his youth, he went to work for Anderson Ford, as his dad was a service manager with Anderson Ford in Riverside.

When Hank was still in high school, the Noltes moved to Las Vegas, as his dad (Henry Nolte Sr.) had begun work for Gaudin Ford. Hank graduated from Las Vegas High School and attended UNLV in its early days as a university.

Hank worked as a dispatcher for Gaudin while attending UNLV underneath his dad's management at Gaudin. Hank had a very successful career in the auto industry and eventually partnered with Cliff and Donna Findlay along with his son, Troy Nolte, in Cliff Findlay Auto, Findlay-Nolte Honda. Hank and Troy also managed the GMC store for the Findlays in Bullhead.

Hank Nolte married Cheryl Nolte in 1964. Hank worked two jobs in the early days of their marriage.

Hank is survived by his wife of 49 years, Cheryl; his son, Troy and Mitzie Nolte; his daughter, Tabitha; and his granddaughters, Alora and Ashlee. Hank's grandson is an Airman in the Air Force - Airman Renny, who is Tabitha's brother.

Hank has a living sister and brother, Jan Glinn of Bakersfield, Calif., and Mike Nolte of Las Vegas. Jan's husband, Jim Glinn, will be speaking at the Henry Nolte memorial to be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the Mohave County Fairgrounds.

Hank Nolte was a Christian. He spent his leisure time doing Christian ministries throughout the years. Some of those ministries are as follows: Tent Ministry CLC, CLC Bible Study Leader, Sandwich in the Park, Prison Ministry, CLC Swap Meets, President of Community Lutheran Church, CLC Food Baskets, CLC Hospital Visitations, CLC Youth Ministry Road Trip, and Jacobs Ladder, Praise Chapel.

Hank enjoyed many sports: Jogging, hunting, sand duning, riding quads, water skiing, snow skiing and archery. He was an amateur photographer as well.

Hank spent time in the Word of God daily and taught others that this was the way to find peace and balance.

If you are inclined to send flowers, please consider making your donations to Praise Chapel Jacobs Ladder on behalf of Hank Nolte.

Attendees at the memorial service are requested to bring two canned goods per person for Praise Chapel Bullhead Food Ministry. Please wear casual attire.

Or you can make your donation on behalf of Hank Nolte to Grace Lutheran Church, Holiday Food Baskets, Kingman. Pastor Ray Christenson, Grace Lutheran, and Pastor Cates, Bullhead Praise Chapel, and Pastor Hill of Kingman's Praise Chapel will be speaking at the Henry Nolte memorial service.

A Navajo Vision

It was late in the evening; I could see the sun slowly but surely begin its descent into the west. Here and there the clouds slowly rolled by. As I stood alone on the sun deck, I observed:

I saw people throughout the property. Some were laughing and smiling, while some wiped their tears. People had come to remember and celebrate the life of Hank. Suddenly, my attention was caught at their own safe distance, the animals of the wilderness approach the home of Hank and Cheryl. I could see that they also had come to remember the life of Hank.

As I stood there I looked into the sky and from a distance I saw an eagle flying where the people gathered.

The eagle flew in a counter-clockwise circle and looked down and continued flying into the sky. Not long after that I saw two more eagles.

My mother, Flo, took Cheryl's hand and told Cheryl to look into the sky. As my mother and I stepped back for Cheryl to observe, the two eagles began to fly into counter-clockwise circles. As it made its final fourth circle, the eagle on the right looked directly down at Cheryl. Then the eagles flew off into the east.

My mother stood by Cheryl and explained to her what the eagles meant. Navajo traditional beliefs believe that when a loved one passes on, eagles come and take you into the heavens beneath their wings.

As the eagles flew off into the east, the people became alive with joy, tears and laughter. For everyone knew and observed for themselves that Hank went on into the heavens. (By Valenica, Navajo)

Hank Nolte's bloodline included the strength of the American Indian Tribe-Cherokee. He especially loved the American Indian Tribe-Navajo.

Thank you, Valenica, for your God-given vision; it has given me peace in the midst of sorrow.

Your God-given spiritual gift is exceptional and an honor to Hank's memory.

Cheryl Nolte




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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014
Article comment by: William McColl

Hank to all the memories, thank you. I know your in the presence of God, I see you become a saint of animals or of the hunt and hike. To all your family, my condolences. I know Hank is watching over all of you.

Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Article comment by: Eric Mindiola

To know Hank was to love Hank. I am so sorry for your passing I know that you are with GOD and you are making him laugh like you did for so many of us. It was an honor to know you and I pray that Cheryl and the rest of the family find some peace knowing that you are looking from on high. You are missed.

Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Article comment by: Danny Budak

I wanted to pass along my deepest smypathy I loved working for Hank he was an amazing kind giving man, This is one of those times when you hear someone passed away and your heart falls to your feet and you cant help but feel the sadness. Thank you Hank for all you have done for so many people and the smailes that you placed on so many faces.
God be with you my friend.


Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Article comment by: Mitzie Nolte

Hank was the biggest prankster, making people laugh, am ear to listen to anyone who needed him. And loved living to the fullest. WE MISS YOU & LOVE YOU MY DEAR DAD IN LAW. TROY MITZIE ALORA & RYAN ASPLIN & ASHLEE NOLTE WANT YOU HOME WITH US, WELL BE CRYING TEARS FOR MANY REASONS BUT YOU KNOW WE LOVE YOU AND WE'RE NOT SAYING GOODBYE BUT SEE YOU SOON. YOUR LAUGH AND SMILE WE WILL FOREVER CARRY.OUR FAMILY WILL REMAIN STRONG TOGETHER AS YOU ARE NOW IN THE GOLDEN GATES OF HEAVEN.. WE LOVE & MISS YOU BEYOND WORDS..

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Article comment by: Buddy Hoffman

Hank, What a great friend you were for so many years. I will miss you. Thank you for all the laughs we shared. I know you are with the Lord. R. I. P.

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Article comment by: Rose King

I worked at Pete Findlay Oldsmobile in 1972 when I met Hank who was the sales manager. Threw the years we remained friends. My Mom lived in Kingman and I used to stop by to catch up on how things were going. He was a good and sincere friend and even though I didn't see him often I had a good feeling when I visited him.He was a true friend. Rose King

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Linda & Steve Groover

God Bless you Cheryl and Family. Hank was a wonderful man. He always took time to assist our family over the years. It has been a real blessing to know him. God Bless you our prayers are with you always.

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Cheryl Gwin

Hank Nolte will be remembered in the hearts of everyone he touched. He is standing along side of Earl looking down on all of us, laughing and carrying on like they did everyday at work. Cheryl, Tabby and the rest of the family will be in our prayers as they venture through this rough time in their lives.

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Michael Kargenian

What a wonderful dedication!

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: melissa eldridge

Hank, You are going to be dearly missed and never forgotten...... i love u hank and never will stop loving u and the family.... Your the best man i knew and always was there to tell me i can do whatever i want to.... and because of u i have done that and i will always

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: shane weaver

To a very good man that has taught me so much in life . Rest in peace my friend , you will be missed by so many but now your home with God , I will see you again some day my friend ,,,,, My prayers go out to wife Cheryl nolte and his family, troy nolte , mitzy ,and the girls



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