Eugene J. Novak, age 92, died on December 17, 2018 at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco, IA.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 21, 2018, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, IA, with Father Aaron Junge. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Protivin, IA.
Eugene J. Novak was born May 17, 1926, son of Lewis J. and Annie (Frana) Novak in Winneshiek County near Protivin, IA. He attended school and graduated from Rudolphinum High School in 1944. From 1951 to 1953 he served in the Army in Germany.
On May 24, 1954, he was united in marriage to Gertrude Bohr in Ossian, IA. To this union 6 children were born. They farmed northeast of Protivin until retirement in 1987. Upon retiring he made furniture using lumber from his own wood lot.
He was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish, Knights of Columbus, and American Legion commander, and very active as a Hospice volunteer.
He is survived by 6 children Ronald (Mary) Novak of Protivin, Perry (Wendy) Novak of Decorah, June (Allen) Moudry of Protivin, David (Irene) of St. Charles, MN, Cynthia (Joseph) Streif of Broken Arrow, OK, Audrey Novak of Protivin, and a sister Elizabeth Seaver of Florida. There are 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Eugene was preceded in death by his wife Gertrude on September 1, 1997, his parents, and a brother Andrew Novak.