Joan J. Novak

October 13, 1927 ~ March 29, 2020 (age 92)


Joan Julie Novak, age 92 of South Bend passed away on March 29, 2020.


Joan was born on October 13, 1927 to Simon and Elizabeth (Orisich) Novak.  They preceded her in death along with a brother Louis Novak.


Surviving are nieces, Andrea Novak Neumann (Bruce) and Monica Novak (Michael Aversa) and sister in law, MaryAnn Novak, along with grandnephew Matthew and grandnieces Laura and Abby and many cousins.


Joan graduated from Riley High School and then worked at Uniroyal for 45 years. Joan was active in the Croatian Ladies club, baking kolaches and working at the fish frys.  Joan was a beloved aunt who be greatly missed. The family thanks the caring staff at St. Paul’s and Burton and Anderson caregivers.


Due to concerns of COVID-19, a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to University of Minnesota, Louis P. Novak Foundation, 200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55455-2010

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