The Death of a Funeral Director: Writing My Own Obituary

Noah Watry
4 min readSep 20, 2021

My name is Noah Watry. My birthday is today, September 20th. I am a licensed funeral director in the state of Wisconsin. I am single, with no kids. I’ve never been married. Only once in my life did I see that happening, and that was my last girlfriend. I still do. But here I am, with the thoughts and reminders that life is exactly as I see it daily. This is life. This is death. I live it. You know it.

We come and go. We live every day and thus, die only once, contrary to popular belief (YOLO?). Every day is an opportunity. We have an everyday opportunity to make life, love and our goals happen. We obtain. We lose. We fight. We win. We do everything we can. We also don’t do what we can. Don’t live with that regret. Don’t live with unspoken words or actions. Don’t be me…

Noah T. Watry, 37 years of age, passed away unexpectedly on Beaver Lake in Hartford, WI doing what he did best; fishing off his paddle board being mysterious. He was born to Peter and Kathi (nee Klemp) Watry on his due date, September 20, 1984. Noah was named after Dr. Noah Drake (Rick Springfield) of General Hospital, a musician he would see quite a few times with his mother.

Noah is survived by his loving mother; siblings Lex (confidant Jared) Waning, Justin, Elizabeth (Country Bro Brandon) Mikulski and Gabrielle. He is further survived by his grandma (lawn care specialist) Dolores; two nieces Savannah “Savannie” and Marlena “Marls.”

Throughout Noah’s time on this Divine Earth that only God could provide he enjoyed his conversations and many fun times with his uncles Kevin and Keith; best friends Dan “BFF” (Kim) Liermann and Matthew “@MrMattyMoses” (Rachel) Moore. Noah wishes he could list everyone but newspapers cost money and he’d rather you enjoy a beer (or case) on him.

From a young age, Noah was always a creative kid, often drawing and being outspoken. Noah liked to show his artistic side (have you seen his tattoos?), and would sometimes get into trouble with such ideas. Nevertheless, he did what he needed to get by in school. Noah would often write up his friend’s (and girlfriend’s) papers and finish their art projects for them so they would get a passing grade over himself.

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Noah Watry

Premium Death Care Ghostwriter ⚰️ A Decade of Funeral and Cemetery Service⚱️4x Published Author (2x Best Seller) 📚