Obituary of Victor Novak
Victor Novak, age 86 of rural Utica, SD passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at the Freeman Regional Health Services, Freeman, SD. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, December 1, 2023 at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Chapel, Yankton, SD with Rev. Errin Mulberry of Calvary Baptist church officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. Cremation will take place after his services and the burial of his cremated remains will take place at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 2, 2023 at the Nikodym Cemetery, rural Utica, SD. Visitations will be one hour prior to the service at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Onsite Crematory, Yankton, SD. Online condolences may be sent at: www.opsahl-kostelfuneralhome.com. Live streaming of Victor’s service can be found at: https://my.gather.app/remember/victor-novak.
Victor was born to Frank and Anna (Svitak) Novak on April 9, 1937. He attended Peterka School District 46 till the 8th grade. After the loss of his father, he farmed in rural Utica with his mother. Victor continued to farm the land and tend the garden after his mother passed in 2011. He retired to Yankton, SD in 2007 after a tornado devastated his farm. He enjoyed frequent livestock sales at Menno Livestock Market and was a regular visitor to JoDean’s Restaurant. Gardening, taking care of his dog (ACE) and dabbling with odd jobs around the farm were his perfect hobbies. For medical reasons he moved to Vermillion, and later moved to the Menno-Olivet Care Center to be closer to friends.
Victor is survived by friends and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Anna.
Victor’s friends wish to extend their gratitude to the staff at Menno-Olivet Care Center for his wonderful care.
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