Evelyn M. Novak, 93

Evelyn M. Novak, age 93, of Veseli, died peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Mala Strana Health and Rehabilitation Center, New Prague, MN.  Born in Wheatland Township, Rice County on April 5, 1929, she was the daughter of Adolph and Rose (Machacek) Voracek.  She was raised on the family farm outside of Veseli, attended Holy Trinity School in Veseli, and graduated from New Prague High School.

Evelyn married Francis E. Novak on May 15, 1950 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Veseli where she was a member all her life.  She raised her growing family of nine children and would cook five chickens for a single meal.  She was a member of the Veseli Altar Society/CCW, and the Lonsdale American Legion Auxiliary.  She also cooked at the Lonsdale American Legion for a time.

When not occupied chasing her children and grandchildren, Evelyn enjoyed cooking, sewing, making quilts, and singing in the church choir.

Evelyn is survived by her children; Joyce & Larry Adamek, Bernard Novak (& Eileen, deceased), Bernice & Kelly Marek, Kenneth & RoxAnne Novak, Greg & Bonnie Novak, Annie & Bill Hertaus, Tim & Paula Novak, Cathy & Rick Bartusek, and Barb & John LaCanne; 27 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren; and sister Marie (John) Novak.  She is preceded in death by her husband Francis on May 5, 2017, and her brother Myles Voracek, and daughter-in-law Eileen Novak.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Veseli with Father John Lapensky officiating.  Visitation will be at church from 9-11 AM.   Private burial will occur at St. John Cemetery, Veseli.  Funeral lunch at the Lonsdale American Legion will follow Mass.

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