Mark A. Novak
April 12, 1953 – July 3, 2022
Preceded in death by parents, Leonard and Alice; sisters, Sharon and Mary. Survived by wife, Vesta; children, Angie Lanoha (Chris), Scott and Matt; grandchildren: McKinnly, Rilyn, Taryn, Kylar, Dylan, Kailey, and Ashley; sisters and brothers: Nancy Evon (Nick), Marcia Linstrom (Bill), Tom (Janet), and Bill (Karen); nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, July 14, 2022, 11am at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church (15353 Pacific Street). Private Interment.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for further advancement of prostate cancer research.
Mark Novak “Cowboy” age 69, passed away on July 3, 2022. He was born on April 12, 1953 to Lenard and Alice Novak. Mark graduated from Ryan High School in 1971. He went on to work at Swifts Packing House, then to Union Pacific Rail Road and finally landing on being self-employed as a home repair man. Working for over 40 years as “Mr. Fix It” his customers were always considered “Friends first”.
He and his wife, Vesta were united in marriage July 10, 1976 in Omaha, Nebraska. This July 10th would have been their 46th wedding anniversary. They are proud parents of three children: Angie, Scott, and Matt. Mark enjoyed spending time with his two sons hunting and fishing. He was a patient and loving father who was always interested in what was going on in his kid’s lives.
Mark and Vesta are blessed with seven grandchildren: Dylan, Kailey, McKinnly, Rilyn, Taryn, Kylar, and Ashley. As a proud grandfather, Mark loved to work in his garden with the kids, teaching them about picking vegetables and canning. He also enjoyed spending time with them at his cabin, showing them how to catch all the big fish.
Mark had a great sense of humor and always had a big gentle smile. He had lots compassion and empathy for others and was never too busy to help his friends. He was kind, humble, and could always tell a good story–especially when it came to fishing!
“And a voice came from heaven: you are my son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”