Thomas D. Novak, of Pelican Lake, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was 75 years old. He was born on October 10, 1944, in Antigo, a son of the late Dan and Jeannie Novak. He married Susan Merrill on June 24, 1983.
Tom enjoyed being with people and spent the majority of life in the Bar and Restaurant Business until his retirement.
Tom enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and watching the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers. He was an avid country music fan. He enjoyed going to classic car shows and always dreamed of owning a 1959 Cadillac Convertible.
Tom is survived by his wife of 37 years, Susan; two sons, Michael (Julie) Novak of Jennings and Thomas "Rowdy" (Esther) Novak of Pelican Lake; a daughter, Pamela (Phillip) Matucheski of Antigo; four grandsons, Trevor and Hunter Novak of Jennings, Alex Novak of Rhinelander and Chase Novak of Pelican Lake; three granddaughters, Mackenzie Novak of Eau Claire, Jessica (fiancé Derek) Matucheski and Toni (Robert) Miller all of Antigo; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerome (Bonnie) Novak of Jennings; and nephews, Aaron, Ben, Wade, and Nick Novak.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Daniel and a nephew, Clint Novak.
Per Tom's request there will be no services. He will be laid to rest at the Elcho Cemetery at a later date.
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you Sue & Family He will surely be missed by any & everyone who ever knew him. God Bless. Josie & The Guth Family.
Sue and Family,
Tom always told Dick when he dies he wanted to come back as a sea turtle because they live to one hundred. He didn't live to a hundred but he made a pretty good run at it. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and may he rest in peace.
Dick and Penny Hurlbert
Sue and Family - my deepest sympathies - Have lots of good memories of Tom! He always wore his button shirt open - just like my brother! God Bless You All. Mike Theisen
My deepest sympathy to the Novak family. Tom provided so many fond memories for so many. May he rest in peace.
Sue and family we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers For everyone. He sure will he missed.
Joe and Julie Borchardt
Bonnie and Jer, sorry for yours, and the rest of the family's loss.
To Tom's family you have my sympathy, I grew up with the Novak family back when I was in high school,I ran with Danny back in those days but came to be a friend of with Tom I can remember a lot times Tom would say Come on let's take ride to Antigo ,had a lot of good times with him he will be missed . RIP Tom and God bless your family
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