Yvonne L. Novak, 87, Beaver Dam, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018, at her home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 511 S. Spring St., Beaver Dam, with the Rev. Michael Erwin officiating. A visitation will be held prior from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Beaver Dam.
Yvonne was born July 17, 1930, the daughter of Victor and Lorraine (Tiedke) Goodrich in Beaver Dam. She was a 1948 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. On Feb. 23, 1957, she was united in marriage to James “Joe” L. Novak at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
She was a faithful and active member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Beaver Dam. Yvonne along with her husband, Joe, had managed the Hideaway from 1957-1959 and the Columbus Country Club. Yvonne was also a talented seamstress and had been employed with Band Box in Beaver Dam. After her retirement, she continued doing what she loved, sewing and alterations out of her home. Yvonne enjoyed extensive traveling throughout the world with her husband, Joe. She loved tending to her beautiful and meticulous flower beds. Yvonne deeply loved her nieces and nephews.
Yvonne is survived by her sisters, Ladean (Kenneth) Pollesch of Markesan and Pearl (Calvin) Korth of Burnett, and sisters-in-law Joan Goodrich of Burnett and Mary Goodrich Winter of Beaver Dam. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe, in 2014; her sister, Alice Ann (Merlin “Mert”) Christian; brothers Calvin “Kelly” Goodrich and Victor “Butch” Goodrich; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Joseph G. (Ione) Novak, Norbert (Marge) Novak, Florence Washtock, Arthur Washtock and Ervin Bykowski.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Katharine Drexel Church Renovation Fund or to the American Diabetes Association.
Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at koepsellfh.com.