Noot, Alan C. Entrepreneur, expert witness, and respected member of Minnesota's legal community, passed away from complications of multiple myeloma on September 15th, 2019. Affectionately nicknamed "Dennis the Menace" by his mother, Alan hid a packed suitcase in the attic and hitched a ride to California the day after high school graduation to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a policeman. "I didn't want to worry my Mother so I didn't tell her I was leaving," he explained. The son of Paul R. Noot, inventor and fellow entrepreneur who often used Alan as a child model in promotional materials, neither Paul nor Alan's approach to life ever followed the crowd. As a youngster, Alan sold dandelion pickers and exercise equipment door to door along Victory Memorial Drive just for the fun of it. A few years later, those same customers had to endure the rumble of his chopper motorcycle through the neighborhood. Noise from a mufflerless '57 Chevy soon followed, accompanied by an occasional scream from a passenger due to Alan having threaded copper wire in the passenger side seat so he could deliver mild shocks to his unwitting companions. In 1967, after taking judo lessons for less than a year, Alan won the Minnesota State Judo championship while he was a sophomore attending Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis. In 1968, after bodybuilding for less than a year, Alan won the body building title of "Mr. Teenage Minnesota." The following year, he secured the coveted bodybuilding title of "Mr. Minneapolis." Simultaneously, Alan was on the Patrick Henry High wrestling and football teams, worked afternoons after school and got good grades. Trying to compete against Alan Noot and expecting to win was pure folly. When Alan arrived in California after high school graduation in 1969, he joined the Culver City Police Department as a Community Service Officer. He attended criminal justice classes at Santa Monica College and Loyola University, and was accepted full time onto the Culver City Police force in 1971. Because the last job Alan listed on his police application was "fruitcake maker" from his senior year employment at Pavos Natural Foods in Minneapolis, the officer administering the police psychiatric evaluation test made Alan take it twice. Alan passed successfully both times. Never loud or showy, Alan won commendation after commendation on the Culver City force for being a policeman of integrity, honor, and bravery. When the first female officer joined the Culver City force and no one would partner with her, Alan stepped forward and said he would. When the first black officer joined the Culver City force and no one would partner with him, Alan stepped forward and said he would. By being a man whose words matched his actions, Alan quickly won the admiration and respect of his fellow officers. A back injury sustained in the line of duty forced Alan's retirement from the Culver City force in 1978, and he returned to Minnesota. Meanwhile, Alan's father had begun locating missing heirs to unclaimed inheritances and Alan jumped headfirst into that business. In 1981, Alan just happened to sit down next to Candace Carruthers at a lecture on data processing at the YWCA in downtown Minneapolis. Their attraction to each other was immediate and their values identical. They married a year later, and Candace soon left her career in advertising to become Alan's business partner. They were inseparable thereafter. On August 2, 1990, a long article appeared in the Star Tribune about Alan as the former California lawman who became a heredity sleuth. Judges and Referees relied on Alan's research and court testimony on a multitude of heirship matters, due to the excellence and honesty of his work. Alan's facile mind and attention to detail was formidable, and he was highly regarded and respected throughout the Minnesota Probate Court system. More than once Alan petitioned the court to have fees by opposing counsel reduced when he had done the work they were claiming to have done. Alan had no respect for cheaters. He was that rare kind of human being who could always be relied upon to do the right thing. Survivors include beloved wife of 37 years, Candace Noot; brother, Richard Noot (Joanne) of Cambridge, MN; nephew Derek Noot; niece Kimberly Noot, cousins Cheryl Brezny and Jeanie Perovich; and two children. Private services. Please direct Memorials to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation.