BLOOMINGTON — Robert L. “Bob” Novak, 66, of Bloomington, formerly of Joliet, passed away at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 7, 2019) at his residence.
An open house celebration of life will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 18 at the memorial home with Ellen Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Sunday until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Bob was born May 19, 1953, in Hammond, Ind., a son to Stanley and Lorraine Nowaczyk Novak. He married Linda J. Henchel on Oct. 22, 1977, at Zion Lutheran Church in Matteson.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Novak, Bloomington; daughter, Kelley (Travis) Wieland, Normal; grandsons, Jackson and Grayson Wieland, Normal; brother, Stanley (Jan) Novak, Lemont; sisters, Sharon Henchel, Lake Geneva, and Debbie (Dave) Golas, Minooka; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ronald Novak; and sister, Carol Dingman.
Bob was a collector of many things, specifically coins, Jordan basketball cards and classic car replicas. He was an avid Chicago sports fan and loved rooting for the Cubs. Working with his hands and woodworking was one of his favorite things to do. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Condolences and memories of Bob may be shared with the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.