Geraldine B. “Jerri” Novotny

Geraldine B. “Jerri” Novotny

January 19, 1926 – January 31, 2021

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin M.; mother, Rena (Jensen) Hansen; father, Alfred Hansen; brother, Roger Hansen.
She is survived by her sons, Charles Novotny (Darla); Randall L. Novotny (Judi); seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Janet Siffring, Carole Andersen; many nieces, nephews, and extended Boys Town family.

Private Family Mass of Christian Burial (following CDC guidelines): Thursday, February 4, 2021, 10am, St. Gerald Lakeview Chapel, 7859 Lakeview St., Ralston, NE. Interment: Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Boys Town Alumni Scholarship Fund.

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  • Stephen Postert Posted February 2, 2021 11:08 am

    Love, prayers and condolences to the family and friends.
    She was very beloved by the Boys Town Alumni family.

  • Maureen Popple Posted February 2, 2021 12:14 pm

    Send hugs to you all.

  • Gary Martin, Connie Martin SpecPro, Inc. Posted February 2, 2021 12:55 pm

    Charlie, Darla and family; Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these times. May your memories with Jerri provide some you all. Gary Martin, Connie Martin SpecPro, Inc.

  • Kathy Krska (STUREK) Posted February 2, 2021 6:01 pm

    Charles, Randy & family, keeping you all in thoughts & prayers. Was just thinking about your mom last week. So many memories growing up next door. Ed & Jerri were the best neighbors. Still remember the many nights we’d sit out & play games . Your mom will be greatly missed.

  • Thomas Joseph Lynch Posted February 3, 2021 2:10 pm

    We will miss Jerri at the Boys Town Hall of History. The Novotny family are in our prayers.

  • Blake & Lavyne McGinnis Posted February 4, 2021 9:50 am

    Prayers for the Family!

  • Gail Page Posted February 4, 2021 11:09 am

    Jerri was a great friend, mentor, & listener. I have already missed Jerri since she was no longer able to work at the Alumni office so she has been and will be always missed and loved. My prayers go out to the Family.

  • Deb A Baber Posted February 8, 2021 9:42 am

    The Pfeifer family sends their condolences and good wishes for the family. I know our parents are up there reuniting and reminiscing of all the great times spent at Boystown! Your mom and dad were special to so many! Prayers and blessings sent.

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