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7/28/2014 11:22:00 AM
Alvin Novak
Mr. Novak
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Mr. Novak
NT Staff

Alvin D. Novak, 90, of Earlville passed away July 26, 2014, in Mendota Lutheran Home.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday in Earlville United Presbyterian Church with Pastor Del Keilman officiating. Burial will follow at Precinct Cemetery, rural Earl-ville.
Visitat-ion is  from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until service in the church.
Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home, Earlville provided the arrangements.
Mr. Novak was born June 8, 1924, in Centralia to Frank and Mary Jane (Weiler) Novak. He married June Klatt on March 28, 1948 in Earlville.
He graduated from Mendota High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army for 2½ years with 18 months overseas. Alvin was a draftsman for H.D. Hume Co. in Mendota.
He worked at Caterpillar for 20 years and farmed in the Earlville area for more than 40 years. He was a member of Earlville United Presbyterian Church, Earlville American Legion and a former member of Earlville Masonic Lodge and Mendota Elks Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and traveling when able, but was happiest when spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, June of Earlville; two daughters, Phyllis (Jack) Jordan of Port Byron and Janis Novak of Davenport, Iowa; two sons, Kevin (Momoko) Novak of Tokyo, Japan and Don (Rita) Novak of Earlville; five grandchildren, Ryan (Nicole) Novak, Brooke (Joe) Hannon, Breana Novak, Shawn Novak and Justin Novak; one soon to be great-grandchild; seven stepgrandchildren and families; one brother, Byron Novak of La Salle; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Imogene and Arlinda; and one brother, Frank.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Earlville American Legion or Earlville United Presbyterian Church.
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