Had to install xcode on mac. Tried installing Data Recovery Free with no luck.
Ended up doing this from terminal window, after searching all my personal files for matching strings:
cp ./Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Library/Notes/NotesV2.storedata temp2.txt
cp ./Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Library/Notes/NotesV2.storedata-wal temp.txt
$ strings temp2.txt |open -f
Above command got unicode looking stuff to text editor. I saved it as a unicode file, renamed it with .html extension, copied it and saved to word, and then manually edited out the junk.