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Novatny, Ronald Alan (1949 - 2022)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 5/28/2022 at 19:14:27

Name of deceased: Ronald Alan Novotny

Aged: 72 yrs, 10 mo, 26 days

Residence: Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Born: June 11, 1949; Cresco, Howard County, IA

Died: May 7, 2022; Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Celebration of Life: Wednesday, May 18, 2022; Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, Harlan, IA; burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Protivin, IA

Survived by: Siblings, Pat Sir of Lourdes, IA, Linda (spouse, Don) Baltes of Rochester, MN, Randy (spouse, Pamela) Novotny of Protivin, IA, and Sue (spouse, Len) Cutsforth of Lawler, IA; nieces and nephews, Chad Cutsforth, Troy Cutsforth, Brian Baltes, Steve Baltes, Amy Baltes, Ashley Baltes, Missy Brevig, Meagan Sobolik, Michael Novotny, and Tom Sir; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Ernest and Helen (nee Humpal) Novotny; brother, Michael Novotny

Education: Attended school in Protivin, IA at the Holy Trinity Grade School and graduated from Rudolphinum High School, Protivin, with the Class of 1967. While there, he was active in sports, particularly baseball, basketball, and fast pitch softball. His fast pitch team was a state softball qualifier. Ron was a bat boy, a player, and a manager during those years. Ron then attended Brown College, Mendota Heights, MN and earned his degree in broadcasting in 1968.

Religious affiliation: no information provided

Military service: no information provided

Marriage: no information provided

Employment: After acquiring his degree in broadcasting, Ron was employed by KWVY in Waverly, IA in the sports department for Wartburg College, Waverly, IA and for Waverly High School. In 1985 he was hired by KNOD as their sports broadcaster for Harlan (IA) Community and for other sports programs in Western Iowa.

Hobbies/Interests: golf

Sources: kjan.com; pauleyjones.com


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