Janet L. Novak

Janet L. Novak

May 15, 1960 – September 12, 2023

Preceded in death by parents, William and Eleanor Schwartz.

Survived by, husband, Tom; nephew, Brad Zuger; sisters and brother, Geraldine States (Greg), Dale Schwartz (Deb), Jean Tegland (Mike); nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends.

Janet was the youngest of four children, the daughter of William and Eleanor Schwartz. She lived on a beautiful acreage with her husband, Tom, outside of Lincoln where she enjoyed nature, the outdoors and walks with her dog, Bella. She loved animals and volunteered over the years at both the Nebraska Humane Society (Omaha) and most recently the Capital Humane Society (Lincoln).

Family will receive friends Monday, September 25, from 5-7PM at West Center Chapel with a Vigil Service at 7PM.

Private Celebration of Life will be held for family and close friends of Janet and Tom.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Capital Humane Society (Lincoln).


  • Kim Mesches Posted September 19, 2023 11:29 am

    I am so sorry for your loss, sending love to your family. I am so happy I got to briefly meet Janet, she was so incredibly lovely.
    My sincerest condolences,

  • Judy Burke Posted September 23, 2023 11:19 am

    No words to express my sorrow for Janet to Tom and Dale,,Gerri and Jean except I’m very sorry! Sincerely your cousin Judy Burke

  • Laura and Jim Hale Posted September 23, 2023 1:42 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a lovely person and will be greatly missed.🌹🙏

  • Mary Schutt Posted September 24, 2023 1:42 pm

    Steve , Carlin and I are very sorry for your loss. I know Janet was a warm and wonderful person, and will be greatly missed. . You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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