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Alfred J. Novotny
Fr. Joe Forcelle
Organist ~ Deb O’Grady
Special Music ~ St. Leo Choir
SPECIAL COMMENDATION BY
Tyndall Fire Department Elliott Hose Co. 1
BURIAL FUNERAL RITES BY
Pike-Wagner American Legion Post #2,
Simek-Ptak VFW Post #6895, and
National Guard Funeral Honors Guard
Alfred J. Novotny was born on July 20, 1927 to Vaclav J. and Anna V. (Karolewicz) Novotny in Tabor, South Dakota. He graduated from Tyndall High School in 1945. In November 1945, Alfred was drafted into the United States Army and served with the Korea 7th Division. He specialized in automotive parts and later became an assistant squad leader. In July 1947, Alfred was honorably discharged, yet remained active the U.S. National Guard. Later in life, he also served on the draft board for the Vietnam War.
On October 30, 1951, Alfred was united in marriage to Marjorie Ann Swatek at St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall. In 1953, he began to work for the City of Tyndall with the light and water plant. He loved his job, and worked there for over 35 years until his retirement in 1988.
Throughout his life, Alfred liked to stay busy. He enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, gardening, and camping. He was an avid fan of sports and loved to watch football, the American Legion baseball games, and the Minnesota Twins. Alfred was also a collector with a collection packed with numerous license plates and beer cans.
He was a member of many local organizations: the Tyndall Fire Department Elliott Hose Co. 1, Pike-Wagner American Legion Post #2, Simek-Ptak VFW Post #6895, and Knights of Columbus. Alfred was a devout Catholic and member of St. Leo Catholic Church, Tyndall. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.
Alfred passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society of Tyndall having attained the age of 88 years, 9 months, and 13 days.
He is survived, loved, and remembered by his wife of 64 years, Marjorie Novotny of Tyndall; children: Mona (Ed) Wilson of Centennial, CO, Anita (Melvin) Turner of Hawthorne, CA, and Ted (Kathleen) Novotny of Malverne, NY; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister Leona Bouska of Yankton, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Patrick Novotny, sister Edna Ross, and brothers: Wesley, Leo, Marcel, and Gilbert.
Ted & family, sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He had a great life living in Tyndall & even though I never met him, I think he likely had some quick wit, very observant, and a touch of well timed sarcasism. Our thoughts are with you during this time of remembrance & life celebration. Dave & Marcia Goehring
Dave & Marcia Goehring May 6 2016 11:09 PM
dear aunt marjorie and family sorry for your lose i am so sad town of tyndall will not be the same with uncle alfred passing i have many many fond memories of uncles alfred----gilbert-----leo when i spent time with them on the tyndall farm during the summer and every sunday for fried chicken feast my fondest memories of him is he loved to tease also a smile on his face and a great baseball pitcher love your nephew bud novotny
wesley "bud " novotny jr May 6 2016 12:19 PM
Dear Ted, Mona, Anita and family, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I always got a "kick" out of chatting with him and enjoyed his chuckle. I pray that God gives you comfort throughout this time and that you find comfort in knowing he is now at home with our Lord! Prayers of comfort to you! Buzz Walkes
Buzz Walkes May 6 2016 7:07 AM
I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have many great memories visiting with your family and so many wonderful memories with Mona growing up together in Tyndall and roommates at USD! Our deepest sympathy to your family and mom! Art and Cathy Taplett Hagg
Art and Cathy Hagg May 5 2016 6:03 PM