Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Friday

October 26, 2012

Marilyn Novack

TRAVERSE CITY — Marilyn K. Novack, 83, of Traverse City, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.

Marilyn was born on Sept. 18, 1929, to the late Ewald and Ksenia (Quick) Miller in Detroit. She entered into marriage with Thomas E. Novack on Aug. 2, 1952, in Detroit.

Marilyn made her living working as a registered nurse.

She most recently was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church after relocating here 13 years ago from Caseville.

Marilyn took care of the family, making their home in Livonia, where she raised seven children. She could often be found filling time with cooking, baking or finding joy in arranging silk and dry flowers.

In recent years she participated with the choir and the Father Fred Foundation.

Marilyn is survived by her loving family; her children, Gregory (Marijo) Novack, Fr. Kevin Novack, Clifford Novack, Marcie (Brian) Hester, Rochelle (Randall) Schonfield, Renee Asciutto and Amy Novack; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Miller and Rosemary (John "Jack") Ternes; and many other loving family members and friends.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas; and one sister, Frances Hannosh.

Visitation for friends and family will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today, Oct. 26, 2012, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A memorial Mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the St. Francis Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kevin Novack officiating.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Father Fred Foundation, PO Box 2260, Traverse City, MI 49685-2260.

Please share thoughts with the family at

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Text Only

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" Trailer is Here! Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear