August 10, 1950 - January 29, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake for Charles “Chuck” J. Novak, age 65, of Rice, who died Friday at his home in Rice. Rev. Thomas Becker will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning at the church in Mayhew Lake.

Chuck was born August 10, 1950 in St. Cloud to Edward & Pauline (Kantor) Novak. He lived in the Rice area his entire life and raised chickens for Jack Frost for many years. Chuck was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 9261. He enjoyed puzzles, hunting, fishing, feeding the birds, bingo, collecting agates and going for walks. Chuck was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor.

Survivors include his brothers and sisters, Doug (Johnelle) of Gilman, Jim (Mary) of Rice, Michelle (Tom) Kieffer of Morrill, Joel Marie (Scott) Neubert of St. Cloud; caretaker, Marsha Benson of Milaca and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Maxine (Duane) Popp.