Rose Novak

Rose Emma Novak, age 88 of Carlyle, passed away at her home on Friday, December 11, 2015.

Mrs. Novak was born on November 5, 1927, in Nashville to Herman and Hulda (Herman) Wiese. She married Clemens Novak at St. Ann Church in Nashville on May 7, 1949, and he survives.

Also surviving are her children – Theresa Harvell (Robert), Robert Novak (Camille), Susan Nadler (Leroy), Sharon Novak, Patricia Wilmes (Michael), Marilyn Porter, Judith Lynn (James), and Clemens Novak (Lawana); 13 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and a sister – Gladys Dober.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers – Paul Wiese and Eugene Wiese and his wife Laverne, and a brother-in-law – Cecil Dober.

Rose was a devoted wife and mother, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and she enjoyed listening and dancing to polka music.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, December 14, 2015, at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle with Fr. George Mauck, officiating. Interment was at at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Novak be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation and those will be received at Zieren Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.zierenfuneralhome.com.

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