Noyed, Audrey Mae 84

Audrey M. Noyed, age 84, Cokato, died on Monday, September 10 at Cokato Manor.

She was born May 30, 1934, to Adeline and Lawrence Johnson of Grove City. She attended school in the Grove City area and graduated in 1952.

Audrey was widely known in the area for her upholstery skills. Along with her work at Richwell Furniture in Cokato, she also established her own business, Country Upholstery. For more than 40 years, she turned tired pieces of furniture into works of art, all from her small shop on the family farm. She had hundreds of clients and customers both in the area and throughout the state of Minnesota. She also assisted her husband John in operating the farm and was often called upon to help in a variety of ways.

She was married to John Noyed on April 27, 1957. They resided near Cokato for 52 years. After John’s death in 2009, she lived in the farm house they shared and later moved into an apartment in Cokato. She spent the past two years as a resident of the Cokato Manor.

She was preceded in death by her husband John; parents, Lawrence and Adeline Johnson; and brothers Merlin Johnson and Maynard Johnson and sisters-in-law Sharron Johnson & Delores Johnson.

Audrey is survived by her three children, Bev & Brad Bipes, Litchfield; Patti Albrecht & Dale Paulson, Cokato; and Bob Noyed & Susan Brott, Woodbury; five grandchildren, Kyle & Jen Noyed, Nashville, TN; Emily Noyed, Chicago, IL; Andy & Tiffany Bipes, Litchfield; Adam & Courtney Bipes, Litchfield; and Alex & Jennifer Bipes, Litchfield; four great grandchildren, Brooklynn, Bailee & Brantlee Bipes & Lucy Noyed; and her brother Milton Johnson, Brooten.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, September 14, 4-7 p.m., at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato with Pastor Tim Wheatley officiating. Interment will be at the Cokato Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-286-2534.