Rose R. Novotny
Date of Birth
October 27, 1922
Valparaiso, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
June 26, 2020
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Monday, June 29, 2020
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designation.

Rose R. Novotny, 97, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 26, 2020 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE.  She was born October 27, 1922 near Valparaiso, NE to Louis and Anna (Vculek) Rezek.

Rose attended grade school at District 76 country school.  She attended Weston High School graduating in 1940.  After graduation, she was employed at several businesses in Wahoo.  Over a 23 year span, Rose worked at City Café, Fairview Café, Safeway, Ben Franklin Store, Wahoo Theatre, Friendly Fashions, Charlotte’s and Side Street Clothing.  For many years Rose was also an Avon representative.

Rose was united in marriage to the love of her life, George Novotny, on October 29, 1946 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Weston.  She and George lived their entire married life in Wahoo.  George preceded her in death on August 14, 1988.

Rose enjoyed cooking and baking her special Kolaches, rolls, potato dumplings and desserts.  She loved playing cards, Bingo, and liked gardening.  She was an avid sports fan with a strong knowledge of Husker football and was fortunate to attend many games.

Rose was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Altar Rosary Society, St. Ludmilla Guild, PCCW and the Women’s card group.  She belonged to the VFW #4502 Auxiliary and Past Presidents Club of VFW #4502 Auxiliary.  Rose was especially proud to be a charter member of Perpetual Adoration at  St. Wenceslaus Church for over 50 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, George Novotny; parents, Louis and Anna Rezek; sister, Ann Osmera; brothers, Louis, Adolph, Ray and George Rezek; infant brother and sister, Laddie and Elizaebeth Rezek; sister-in-law, Betty Rezek, Marlene Rezek and Antoinette Rezek; brother-in-law, Fred Osmera.

She is survived by sons, Gayle (Denise) Novotny of Wahoo, Gary (Cynthia) Novotny of Lincoln; grandchildren, Jason (Michelle) Novotny of Fremont, Jennifer Novotny of Elkhorn, Natalie (Lowell) Wilson of Scribner, Chad Novotny of Lenexa, KS, Lance (Audra) Novotny of Platte City, MO, Trey (Jordan) Novotny of Chicago, IL and Evan Novotny of Estes Park, CO; step-grandchildren, Brent Peterson of Fremont and Roni Siebels of Seattle, WA; six great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Rezek of Wahoo and Kathy Novotny of Omaha; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Condolences for Rose R. Novotny
  1. • June 26, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to hear about Rose. We would have fun playing cards at the Senior Center on Tuesdays. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. Connie Seals
    • June 27, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    My condolences to the family. Rose always had a smile on her face and always ready to greet you. She would always look so nice. I would look for her at Mass at St. Wenceslaus. May she rest in peace. Connie Seals.

  3. • June 27, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Gail and Gary, I have so many fond memories of your mom growing up next-door to you when we were kids. I’ll never forget how she came to my moms rescue when my brother decided to jump off the roof of the car and run an arrow down his throat, or the night that he slid on wet grass and got his foot chopped up in the lawnmower! Always loved talking to your mom she was a great lady! May she rest in peace. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sarah Kruse
    • June 27, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Rose will be missed by many at the Wahoo Senior Center. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Marshall grandchildren
    • June 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Condolences from Grandchildren of George and Anna Lindholm Marshall (Valparaiso) who knew Rezek & Novotny families for decades.

  6. Anonymous
    • June 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Gayle and Denise, Gary and Cynthia: We have many memories of your mom. She was a good friend of our Mom and Bud. They worked Bingo together for many years, served VFW Auxiliary luncheons, and socialized quite often. She was a neat lady, always enjoyed visiting with her. Sending sympathies and hugs. Diane and Rex

  7. Karen (Janecek) Miller
    • June 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Rose was beautiful inside and out! She will be missed by my mom (Dolores) and the card group at the Senior Center. My sympathy to all.

  8. Betty Zahourek
    • June 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss. She will be missed at the Weston alumni gatherings.

  9. • July 1, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones. Rest in peace Rose. Brian and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

  10. Joyce Egr
    • July 12, 2020 - 1 day ago

    I just learned of Roses’ death and so sad to hear. Loved her zest for life and always friendly. Shopped at many of the places she worked and was always a joy. She will be remembered with joy. God bless her family.

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