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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.

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

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