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Michael "Nibby" Lee Novak

March 14, 1943 ~ January 4, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Michael "Nibby" Novak Obituary

Michael Lee “Nibby" Novak, 80, of Peru passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ottawa.

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024 at Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.

Service will be at 11:00 a.m. following the visitation at the funeral home.   Fr. Patrick DeMeulemeester will officiate.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Granville with military honors.

Nibby was born on March 14, 1943 to Sylvester "Blurkie" and Lorraine (Bregar) Novak.  He married Bonnie Bean on January 10, 1976 in Granville.

He graduated from Hopkins High School and attended IVCC prior to serving in the United States Army from 1965-1967.

He worked as a scheduler on the pickle line at LTV Steel in Hennepin as well as Arcelor Mittal Steel Plant.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting, and gardening.  He was very proud of his prize tomatoes which he shared with many throughout the years.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Novak of Peru; two daughters, Jennifer Novak of Chicago and Michelle Novak of Peru; two sisters, Cindy Novak of Granville and Julie (Novak) Monroe of Scottsdale, and one grandson, Rylynd Rynkewicz of Peru.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

Pallbearers will be: Jerry Liebhart, Rylynd Rynkewicz, Mike Conti, Rick Guynn, Justin Turczyn and Ryan Turczyn.  Honorary pallbearer will be Gerald "Harpy" Lenkaitis.

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January 9, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326

January 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326


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