THOMAS J. NOVOTNY

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Thomas J. Novotny, age 64, of Medford, died Monday, January 24, 2011 at District One Hospital, Faribault.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Faribault.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Tuesday, January 25th from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Thomas J., the son of George and Margaret (Molloy) Novotny, was born September 13, 1946 at Faribault. He graduated from Bethlehem Academy in 1965. On July 3, 1980, he married Judy Strebig. Tom owned and operated both the Webb Gas Station as well as Midwest Tree Service, Faribault. He later worked at the Regional Center and retired from MCF-Faribault.

He is survived by his wife, Judy, of Medford; three children, Cassie (and Kevin) Paukert of Faribault, Dan (and Cherish) Swanson of Mapleton and Zack Swanson of Faribault; one grandson, Jonah Paukert; four siblings, Mary (and "Duffer") VanRyn, Robert (and Cherie) Novotny, Jim (and Linda) Novotny and Kathy (and Jim) Walsh, all of Faribault.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patricia Novotny.


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Name: BILL LENTZ
Email: billlentz@mindspring.com
Date: Tuesday February 08, 2011

Memories

When we were in 2nd grade back at Immaculate Conception grade school, my dad just dropped me off at the back playground and my shoe was untied but I did not know how to tie my shoes in 2nd grade (rocket scientist now), Tommy bent down and tied my shoe and tought me how to tie shoes, something about a rabbit going down a rabbit hole, he was so kind, he never teased me about being a dumb guy like most kids....great guy....probably the last time I saw him was in 1965 at graduation or maybe 1970 if he was at class reunion but I was too cool then...God bless his kind sole Bill Lentz - Sedona,AZ/St. Pete Beach, FL

Name: Donna Ondler (Haugley)
Email: donna.ondler@gmail.com
Date: Thursday January 27, 2011

Memories

I was just informed of your loss of your husband, brother, father and grandfather. My sympathies go out to all of you and I know that you will always have fond memories of Tom. I grew up down the street from Tom and do recall many fun times living in the same neighborhood and later on seeing him at his station. It has been many years since I saw him but will always remember him and his family. Again, I am sorry for your loss and as others have said I feel he is in heaven playing ball, etc. Please know that I am praying for his family and hope they will find comfort.

Name: Mary Ann (Ernste) Thomas
Email: tmaryann38@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday January 26, 2011

Memories

Judy and family, You have my deepest sympathy. May God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow. Mary Ann

Name: Tilly Kuntze
Email: tilly009@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday January 25, 2011

Memories

I am sorry for your loss. And to list all my memories would take up a book. The Webb Station. All the ball games. Getting softballs out of Glor's pond. I wish I could be there for you but the drive from Manitowoc, WI is long. Plus the President of the United States is coming for a visit tomorrow and I have a chance to see him. As our Uncle Chinx taught us all be involved in your government. So I will be thinking of you and keep you in my prayers.

Name: Blanche Reichert
Email: blanche40@charter.net
Date: Tuesday January 25, 2011

Memories

I just heard about Tom's death. I'am so sorry. I will be thinking and praying for all of Tom's family.

Name: Bess and Larry Knaff
Email: LCKnaff@aol.com
Date: Tuesday January 25, 2011

Memories

We will remember Tom as a Dear Cousin and wonderful guy. He was so good to all of us. He will be missed by many people for his generosity and humor. Our condolences to the families. Love and Hugs, Bess and Larry

Name: Gary M. Ludwig
Email: ludwigdevelopment@comcast.net
Date: Tuesday January 25, 2011

Memories

Tom, classmate, friend, neighbor, family man! You will be missed big guy. Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. You are now on my list of people I pray for on a daily basis. Will always remember your laugh and the fact that you always had time to listen to others. Gary

Name: Kelly and Chuck Samuels
Email: kellylsamuels@gmail.com
Date: Tuesday January 25, 2011

Memories

We extend our deepest sympathy in the passing of Tom and embrace the family in thought and prayers. Tom was a awesome person. You were all very fortunate to have him in your life and share the time that you had together. The fond memories of him will live on in your hearts forever.

Name: Larry and Darlene Schultz
Email: rockschultz@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday January 25, 2011

Memories

Just read the news online. Sending our thoughts as we are in AZ for the winter. I worked at FRC with Tom and have many wonderfull memories of his kindness to all the folks who worked and lived at FRC.

Name: Mike Morrissey
Email: ageagle59@charter.net
Date: Monday January 24, 2011

Memories

I was very sad to hear of Tom's passing and just want to let the family know what a great person Tom was. Thank you Tom for being my friend and I am sure the Lord will greet you with open arms. May you rest in peace my friend. Mike Morrissey

Name: Donna Crowl
Email: crowl@hickorytech.net
Date: Monday January 24, 2011

Memories

Please know we are thinking about you here in Texas. When I stopped to see Tom last Tuesday he told me to have a good time and we are having a good time. But we also wish we could be there to show you our support. I will always remember Tom as the kind man that counted money and practiced telling time with so many first graders. He was loved by us all. We hold you in our hearts at this difficult time and wish Tom happy trails on his journey home. With kind regards, Jim and Donna Crowl

Name: Judy Molloy
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Date: Monday January 24, 2011

Memories

what fond and wonderful memories I have of Tom and all his family. He was one of the first people I met as I moved to Faribault and seeing Tom at any time was always a happy time with laughter and good visiting. Watching him play ball and enjoy hs gas station which we all went to was so special. He will be missed by many. I wish peace to all his brothers and sister, his wife Judy and his chidlren. May he rest in peace

Name: Jim Molloy
Email: jsmolloy @live.com
Date: Monday January 24, 2011

Memories

Tom was a pillar of a family guy and all my memorie of him are good & fun. Our age difference was 5 years but when you talk to Tom it was as if you were in school with him. We all will take his passing hard, I pray for all the family and frends of Tom. I do reget that I can not make it back for the service but you all will be in Sandi & My thought's My God Bless You All Your Cousin Jim