William E. Novotny
Age - 89
11/13/1923 - 5/7/2013

Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 AM, 
Saturday, May 11, 2013
St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
1565 18th Avenue
Columbus,  NE 
Rev. Tom Weisbecker

7:00 PM, 
Friday, May 10, 2013
McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 

McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 
4-7 pm Friday and continues Saturday morning from 8-10:00 am

St. Bonaventure Cemetery
Columbus,  NE 
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William E. Novotny of Columbus died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Columbus Community Hospital.

William E. Novotny was born November 13, 1923 in San Benito, TX to William and Frances (Yechout) Novotny. He grew up in Texas until moving to Schuyler when he was 12 to help farm his grandfathers land. William attended Schuyler High School. On April 14, 1941 he was united in marriage to Blanche Bernt at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Osceola. William started out working as a mechanic in Schuyler and later became manager of Rogers Tractor and Ford Equipment in Columbus for 32 years. William served as a volunteer fireman in Schuyler, Columbus, and in Wisner where he served as the Assistant Chief. He served as a delegate to the Ford Tractor Dealer Council at the Midwest Retail Farm Equipment Association Convention. William was a member of St. Bonaventure Church, Knights of Columbus Council 938, and played for the Accordion Button Jamboree where he would frequently volunteer to play at different functions in the community. He enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, woodworking, and most importantly, spending time with his family.

He is survived by:
Wife Blanche Novotny of Columbus
Son Richard (Maggie) Novotny of El Paso, TX
Daughter Darlene (Jay) Wemhoff of Columbus, NE
Daughter Debbie (John) Dunn of Monroe, NE
Daughter Denise (Roger) Klitz of Greeley, CO
Daughter Donna (Marlyn) Beisner of Waverly, NE
21 Grandchildren
27 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandchild

He is preceded in death by:
Son Dennis Novotny
Daughter Diana Studnicka
Sister Magdaline Iya Hanel
Great Grandson Wesley Sanders
Great Grandson Miles Dunn
Great Grandson Kyler Wemhoff

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.
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