November 16, 1924 - January 3, 2016


Connie Novak, age 91, of Foley, died Sunday, January 3, 2016 suddenly at her home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. The Rev. Leo Moenkedick will officiate. Burial and lunch will be held at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Cemetery/Church basement following the Mass in Gilman due to construction of St. Elizabeth's Church.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday at the Foley Funeral Home in Foley and one hour prior to the service at the church in Gilman. Christian Mothers Rosary will be at 6 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Constance Novak was born November 16, 1924 in Granite Ledge Township, Benton County to Casmer and Elizabeth (Brenny) Sadowski. She married Norbert Novak on November 27, 1945 at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Brennyville. The couple farmed in Alberta Township. Connie worked at the St. Cloud Hospital for over 20 years in housekeeping. She also set hair at the Foley Nursing Home for over 20 years just recently retiring in November of 2015. She was an active and involved member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers, and the Gilman VFW Auxiliary. Connie especially enjoyed quilting with the St. Elizabeth's Quilting Group and playing cards and poker with her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons and daughter; Clair of Foley; Fred (Linda) of Gilman; Ruth (Ken) Kraemer of Cold Spring; Owen (Nancy) of Sauk Rapids; Myron (Dale) of Brennyville; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Norbert Sadowski of Sauk Rapids; sister, Edna Roehl of Milaca; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norbert, 2003; infant son, Rodney; brothers, Fabian and Raymond; sisters: Phyllis Moulzolf, Monica Jedlicki and Grace Seppelt.