John Aloysius Novotny Jr., 83, of Lauderdale, died peacefully surrounded by family on May 19.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Ethel, and seven siblings. He is survived by his children, John III (Diana), Mark, Lisa and David; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

His funeral service was held May 23 at Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell in Shoreview, with interment at Fort Snelling.

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