Teresa Novak, age 89, of Foley passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Foley Nursing Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. Rev. Virgil Helmin will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Teresa Margaret (Skajewski) Novak was born April 26, 1928 in rural Benton County the daughter of Edward and Plautilla ‘Polly’ (Tkaczik) Skajewski. On September 5, 1949, Teresa was united in marriage with Herbert Novak at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The couple made their home in Crystal, Minnesota before settling near Morrill where they farmed. The two most important things to Teresa were her faith and her family. She was a former member of the Christian Mothers in Morrill and was very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Teresa is survived by her children: David (Marilyn) of Foley, Doug (Donna) of Sartell, Larry (LuAnn) of St. Cloud, Debbie (Scott) Bluhm of Foley, Jim (Linda Zirbes) of Avon, Pat (Pam) of Milaca, Bill (Barb) of Rice, and Bob (Karen) of Hugo; daughter-in-law, Lynn Novak of St. Cloud; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings: Willie Skajewski, Jack Michaels, and Betty Landowski; as well as many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert; son, Richard; daughter-in-law, Joanne; and 7 siblings.