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Stanley Novak

Published: Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 11:35 a.m. CDT

DEPUE — Stanley "Lefty" Novak, 94, of 116 Lake St., DePue, passed away at 10:17 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley.

Born Nov. 8, 1918, in DePue to Martin and Caroline (Setinc) Novak, he married Stella Mikus Oct. 12, 1940, in St. Valentine Church in Peru. She preceded him in death on June 6, 1999.

He operated the Skelly Gas Station in LaSalle for a few years and then the Phillips 66 gas station in DePue for 25 years. He then worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation before retiring in 1984.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in DePue, the DePue Democrat Club and the SNPJ Lodge. He was a 1937 graduate of DePue High School.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Novak of Skokie; two sons, Bob Novak of Cicero and Ken (Karen) Novak of Glen Ellyn; two stepgrandchildren, Kristen and Scott; and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Carol Novak, Frances Krogulski and Marjorie Barto; and one brother, Martin.

Prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Barto Funeral Home, DePue, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, DePue, with the Rev. Kevin Creegan officiating. Burial will be in Valley Memorial Park, Spring Valley.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Barto Funeral Home in DePue.

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