OBITUARY

Leona Lange Novak

July 31, 1930February 5, 2013

Leona Lange Novak, 82, our dearly loved mother, was received into the open arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. She lived an exemplary life of faith, with constant and unconditional love for family and friends. She was joyfully reunited in heaven with her husband, John Dennis Novak; her parents, Arthur and Millie Lange; her brother, Benny Lange; and son-in-law, Allen Marek. Leona leaves her legacy to be embraced by her children, Gary Novak and his wife Karen; Denise Van de Poll and her husband Maurice; Shonda Novak; Anna Terpinski and her husband Casper; Lisa Novak-Marek; and James Novak and his wife Kim; grandchildren, John Paul Novak, Lange Novak, Taylor and Monika Van de Poll, and Hannah, Luke and Samuel Novak; and all four siblings of Yoakum, TX, Robert Lange and his wife Dolores, Alline Wasek and her husband John, Ruby Flessner and Elizabeth Ewing.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with a Vigil service at 7:00 pm, Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, 6700 Ferris, Bellaire, TX 77401. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 306 S. Avenue F, Shiner, TX 77984. Rite of Committal will follow at Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to KHCB Christian Radio, at www.khcb.org or call 888-777-KHCB.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2013
  • Vigil Service Thursday, February 7, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 9, 2013
REMEMBERING

Leona Lange Novak

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donna patterson

February 9, 2014

Im going to truly miss your beautiful smile and your beautiful soul you will be dearly missed love u always leona donna patterson

Maurice van de Poll

February 20, 2013

I'll miss playing my harmonica for you whenever I came to Texas - you were my biggest fan! Thanks for all the great memories.

Love, Maurice van de Poll

February 19, 2013

Dear Mom, God created you with a smile that warms, with words that encourage, with a heart that loves and gives so freely and sweetly to everyone... He must look at you and be VERY proud of His work as He welcomes you into Heaven.

Denise Novak Van de Poll

Denise Novak-Van de Poll

February 19, 2013

Dear Mom, God created you with a smile that warms, with words that encourage, with a heart that loves and gives so freely and sweetly to everyone.... He must look at you and be VERY proud of His work as He welcomes you into Heaven.

Love you lots, Denise Novak Van de Poll

Rick Cantu

February 18, 2013

Mrs. Novak's legacy will be the family she leaves behind, the family that will continue her everlasting spirit.

February 11, 2013

Hey, Lisa - my sympathy for your loss - I know it's hard. All the best to you and your family. I see lots of smiles in the photos. I hope there are many more.

Cathy Wahren

Phyllis OConnor

February 10, 2013

Leona was such a special person.

February 9, 2013

Hi Lisa. I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I remember her as such a fun and caring Christian lady!! Just want you to know I am thinking of you. Give my condolences to your family.
Valerie

February 9, 2013

Dear Novak family,
I was so sorry to read of your Mother's death. She was truly an example of a beautiful faith, love of family and friends, and she was always willing to 'lend a helping hand' to others. It's been a long while but I carpooled with her five and my five at Holy Ghost School. She was always so upbeat and a remarkable friend. Who else would volunteer to take care of my children so I could attend my aunt's funeral in Ms??
She had so many talents...I loved her beautiful 'murals' that she painted in her living room. She was always busy and happy doing for others and her family. We lost contact after my family moved out of state; but I did get to visit with her after James was born. She felt so blessed to have another son.
Please be comforted by your beautiful memories of her and the loving Christian life that she lived.
Rest in Peace, Leona! You have earned your reward in Heaven!
Frances Eggert

Donna Bader

February 9, 2013

Lisa, sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I know you loved and cared for her deeply. May you and your family find peace in this time of sorrow.
Donna Bader
(friend in Arizona)