LaVerne A. (Anderly) Novacek
August 20, 1930-May 16, 2019
LaVerne A. (Anderly) Novacek, 88, widow of Victor, formerly of Bruno, died Thursday, May 16, 2019.
A parish rosary will be said at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Bruno. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Bruno, with burial on Wednesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in rural Bruno.
LaVerne was born on Aug. 20, 1930, on the farm near Dwight to John and Marie (Policky) Anderly. She attended local schools, graduating from Dwight Public School. She worked several years at Hilltop Cafe near Brainard, Marge's Bar in Bruno, Bosh's in Schuyler, Metromail in Seward, and she was a cook at David City Public Schools.
LaVerne married Victor Novacek on Aug. 30, 1949. Four children were born to this union. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and Altar Society in Bruno. She enjoyed her Czech heritage, baking kolaches, chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate jelly roll. She and Victor followed all their grand children's sports and school activities. She loved all sports in general, but especially Nebraska volleyball. You could always find her working a crossword puzzle or crocheting.
LaVerne is survived by her sons: Greg (Deb) Novacek of Seward, Rick (Julie) Novacek of Brainard, and daughter-in-law Cheryl Novacek of Valparaiso; one brother-in-law, Bernard Bartunek; seven grandchildren: Brad (Martha) Novacek, Aaron (Laura) Novacek, Rachel (Daniel) Houston, Chad (Stephanie) Novacek, Niki (Trevor) Zitek-Svoboda, Jamie (Shane) Johnson, Heather (Shane) Sisel;13 great-grandchildren: Everest Novacek, Wyatt, Garett and Emma Houston, Isaiah, Cora, and Keaton Novacek, Kallie and Lucas Zitek, Kinley Svoboda, Bennet and Kacie Johnson, and Landon Sisel.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Victor in 2013; and two sons, Victor Jr. and Leland; and grandson-in-law, James Zitek.