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 George William Novak

Born - April 27, 1897

Parents Home, Logan, Phillips County, Kansas

Baptized - May 30, 1897

Veteran World War 1

Married - April 19, 1922

Logan, Phillips County, Kansas

Died - June 13, 1970

Rest Home, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Buried - June 16, 1970

Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska

 Plot ID  09-087-01




Novak Services

Will be Tuesday

George W. L. Novak of Nebraska City died Saturday in Omaha after an illness of two months. He had been a resident of Nebraska City since 1935.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m., Tuesday at the First Evangelical Lutheran church with Pastor Louis Novak officiating and burial at Wyuka. Gude mortuary is in charge.

Pallbearers will be Warren Hoffman, Marvin Eden, Gene Lenser, Gerald Hoffman, Carl Peters and Harvey Raben.

There will be a complete military service at the graveside conducted by the American Legion.

The family suggested memorials to the First Evangelical Lutheran church of Nebraska City.

Mr. Novak was born April 27, 1897, on a farm northeast of Logan, Kansas, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Novak. He was married at Logan, Kansas, to Bertha Maria Pfannkuch on April 19, 1922.

He was a baker by trade. He was a member of the American Legion and the Lutheran church. Mr. Novak served in the army in World War I.

Surviving him is Mrs. Novak and four children, Mrs. Marvin (Wilma) Eden, Fremont; Mrs. Warren (Viola) Hoffman, Wichita; Mrs. Gene (Loyetta) Lenser, Fremont, and Robert W. Novak, Omaha. There are 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Also surviving are brothers, Carl and William Novak, Logan, Kansas; sisters are Mrs. Margaret Novak and Mrs. Ida Ehm, Phillipsburg, Kansas. A sister and his parents are deceased.


Nebraska City News Press


June 15, 1970




Buried - Wyuka Cemetery - Nebraska City, Nebraska



Wife - Bertha Maria (Pfannkuch) Novak

Born -  February 20, 1903

Logan, Phillips County, Kansas

Died - November 3, 1990

Buried - November 6, 1990

Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska

 Plot ID  09-087-02

Father - Martin Pfannkuch

Born - March 3, 1859 - Erdbach, Wuerttberg, Germany

Married - June 6, 1889

Died -March 15,  1915

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Mother -Sophia (Ottilie) Pfannkuch
Born - July 22, 1866 - Archshopen Wuerttberg,  Germany
Died - September23,  1930



 Bertha Novak

Bertha Marie Novak of Nebraska City, Nebraska, passed away at Valley View Care Center in Nebraska City, November 3, 1990

at the age of 87.

She was born February 19, 1903 in Logan, the daughter of

Martin and Sophia (Roesch) Pfannkuch.

She married George W. L. Novak at Logan April 19, 1922.

He died June 13, 1970.

Bertha, a former Logan resident, moved to Auburn, Nebraska in 1936 and then to Nebraska City in 1938.

She was a cook and baker and was employed at the Club Cafe.

Bertha was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nebraska City for over 50 years. She was also a member of the

Martha Circle in the church.

Survivors include her children: Wilma Eden of Fremont, Nebraska, Viola Hoffman of Wichita, Loyetta Lenser of Decatur, Alabama,

and Robert W. Novak of Omaha, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren

and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 6 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nebraska City with the Rev. Kenneth Foss officiating.

Burial was in Wyuka Cemetery of Nebraska City, Nebraska.

Pallbearers were Ed Flake, Edwin Harms, Alwin Meyer, Eldon Mitzner, Jerry Regler and Gerald Hoffman. Memorials are suggested to First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nebraska City.

Gude Mortuary was in charge of funeral arrangements.


Phillips County Review


November 15, 1990




Daughter - Wilma P. (Novak) Eden

Born - February 23, 1923

Parent's Home North of Logan, Phillips County, Kansas

Married -June 8, 1947

Died -  December 9, 1996

Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska

Husband -Marvin Eden


Daughter - Viola (Novak) Hoffman

Born - July 29, 1924

Parent's Home North of Logan, Phillips County, Kansas

Husband - Warren Hoffman


Daughter - Lovetta (Novak) Lenser

Born - April 23, 1928

Parent's Home North of Logan, Phillips County, Kansas

Husband - Gene Lenser


Son - Robert W. Novak

Born - January 3, 1942

Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska



Brother -Carl Michael Novak

Born - May 30, 1891


 Sister - Margaetha Katherine Novak

Born - October 1, 1892

Died -  October 11,  1995

Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas



Sister - Katherine Margaret Novak

Born -December 20, 1894


Brother -William George Novak

Born - July 14, 1901


Sister -Ida Ann (Novak) Ehm

Born - June 15, 1904



Father - Charles Karl Novak

Mother - Marie Katharine (Glock) Novak








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