Marjorie J. Novak

Date of Death: Nov 08, 2012
Marjorie J. Novak
[highlight_text] (1921 – 2012) [/highlight_text] Marjorie J. Novak, 91, of Waupun, died Thursday, November 8, 2012 at her home.


[leftcolumn]Marjorie was born January 12, 1921 in Beaver Dam, the daughter of Roy and Maude Olson Kopff. Marge attended Beaver Dam schools, graduating from Beaver Dam High School in 1939. Following graduation she worked five years for Dr. O.M. Lechner in Beaver Dam as an office assistant. On January 11, 1947 she married Norbert Novak at St. Patrick’s Church in Beaver Dam. The couple resided in Beaver Dam until 1957 at which time they moved to Waupun where her husband was employed as a meat cutter for Kroger and Red Owl Stores. Following Norbert’s death in 1974, Marge became employed by Green Giant in Beaver Dam for 10 years. Marge was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Waupun since 1957. She was active with the Altar Society and helped out at the rectory for 10 years.

Marjorie Novak is survived by her children, Mary (Michael) Millard of St. Augustine, FL, Norbert (Patricia) Novak of Waterloo, WI, Mark Novak of Waupun, Barbara (Douglas) Tillema of Appleton, Nancy (Daniel) Paulson of Bloomer, WI, Jean (Rick) Stelsel of Alto, WI, Janet Petznick of New London, and Christine Novak of Titusville, FL; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Florence Bykowski of Beaver Dam, Joseph Novak of Beaver Dam, and James and Yvonne Novak of Beaver Dam; 17 grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews; and special long time friends, Ethel Little of Beaver Dam and Charlotte Linde of Beaver Dam.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert; a daughter, Cathy J. Novak; a grandson, Jacob Paulson; a brother, Donald Kopff, and a sister, Marion Olsen Mohr.

Marjorie has a loving, caring family that spent all the holidays together. They were always there for each other and for Marge, checking on her to see that everything was alright.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives of Marjorie Novak may call on the family on Saturday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Memorial services for Marjorie Novak will be held Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun with Rev. Mike Wild officiating. [rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Inurnment: [/highlight_text] Inurnment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Waupun. [/rightcolumn]


  1. Keith Otte Says: November 10, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I wanted to express my heart felt condolences to your whole family at you time of great loss.
    You probably don’t remember me: My name is Keith Otte and my parents were friends with your mother and father. I have a few childhood memories at your house. I remember your popcorn dinners on Sundays. I think it was Janet and Chris that were there the most and probably were stuck entertaining me and my sister. I remember your family’s kindness and your Mom’s sweet smile.
    I have thought of you over the years and when I have got back to Waupun wondered as I drove passed your home on Main if your family was still there.
    I again wanted to express my sympathy and let you know you’re thought of.
    Sorry for your Loss.
    Keith & Susan Otte
    Riverside, CA
    [email protected]

  2. Shirley Karmann Bartow Says: November 10, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    May God Bless your Mom and all her family upon their loss. She was a wonderful lady, always helpful at her parish, St. Joseph’s, and anywhere else she could extend herself. She will be missed by everyone, but I’m sure she will be with our Lord.
    I’m sorry I cannot attend the service, it happens to be a day of family with me for a special day in my life.

  3. Tina Spangler Swain Says: November 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I was sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I am planning on bringing my mom, Rita Spangler, to Waupun on Sat morning.

    When I think of the Novaks, the things that come to mind are mayonnaise sandwiches, swinging scarey high on the old swing set and biggest and foremost, roller skating around your dining room table (over the hump) and the trip to the Dr and the stitches I was blessed with for my First Communion after falling down the inside staircase going back down to my house with my roller skates on.

    Again, I am sorry for her passing but happy for such lovely memories of a great family.

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