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OBITUARY-May 29, 1949 Fort Dodge Messenger

Contributed by Christina Rehs

Funeral services for Joseph J. Novak, 58, former Fort Dodge resident who died in a Chicago, Ill. hospital last Sunday after a short illness, were held Friday morning at 8:30 at the Laufersweiler Funeral Home and at 9:00 at Corpus Christi Church. Monsignor T. J. Davern, pastor, officiated at the requiem high mass. Burial was in Corpus Christi Cemetery.

Richard Faiferlick, Raymond Sheker, Arthur Sheker, Ed Sheker, Edmund Samuelson and Donald Young served as pallbearers. In charge of the many floral tributes was Mrs. Theodore Maier.

Among those who attended the rites from out of town were Mrs. E. R. Young and sons, Donald and Norman of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Thomas Thompson and daughter, Rosemary, of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sheker, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sheker and Ed Sheker, all of Otho; as well as a large number of relatives and friends from Otho and Elkhorn Township.

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