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Blanche Novotny

September 7, 2016

COLUMBUS — Blanche Novotny, 95, of Columbus, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at Golden LivingCenter in Columbus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday with a 3:30 p.m. CDA rosary and 7 p.m. vigil at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus. Visitation will continue from 8-9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Columbus.

Blanche M Novotny was born Dec. 13, 1920, in Osceola to Albert and Hilda (Zeleny) Bernt. She grew up on the family farm by Osceola. Blanche was united in marriage to William Novotny on April 14, 1941, at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Osceola. Blanche was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, Legion of Mary and Catholic Daughters of America, served 40 years of Perpetual Adoration and did volunteer work at Golden LivingCenter. Blanched loved sewing, cooking, baking, canning and taking care of her flowers. She was known for her kolaches and homemade angel food cakes. Blanche dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Richard (Maggie) Novotny of El Paso, Texas; daughters, Darlene (Jay) Wemhoff of Columbus, Debbie (John) Dunn of Monroe, Denise (Roger) Klitz of Greeley, Colorado, and Donna (Marlyn) Beisner of Waverly; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Rudy Studnicka; daughter-in-law, Patricia Novotny; sisters, Rita Barba of Omaha and Alice Kuta of Columbus; and her dog, Snickers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Novotny; parents, Albert and Hilda Bernt; son, Dennis Novotny; daughter, Diana Studnicka; great-grandsons, Wesley Sanders, Miles Dunn and Kyler Wemhoff; brothers, Max and Eugene Bernt; and sisters, Betty Zabawa and Grace Kosch.

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.

Remembrances can be sent at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.