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Frank R. Novak Sr.

January 8, 1946 ~ June 8, 2017 (age 71)

The Piano Brothers
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Frank R. Novak Sr., 71, of Moline, IL, died Thursday, June 08, 2017, at his home.

Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and services will be at a later date.  Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. is assisting the family.

Frank was born on January 8, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Frank and Phoebe Nye Novak.  He married Barbara “Bobbie” Miller on November 20, 2009.

Frank obtained his Master’s degree in Botany, and was currently employed as an Environmentalist Scientist at the Rock Island Arsenal.  He enjoyed fishing and also was a Cardinals fan but above all loved having a good time.

Survivors include his wife,

Son                  Frank (Elizabeth) Novak                    Woodstock, IL

Stepchildren    Annette (Bobby) Morris                      Peoria, IL

                        Donna (Keith) Gibson                        Hamilton, IL

                        William (Cathy) Arnett                      Davenport, IA  

Grandchildren Alex, Alden, Alex, Weston, Aiden, Gabriel, Eric Jr., and Chelsea

Sister               Susan Sippel                                        Belleville, IL

Son-in-law      Eric Lavino

He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepdad, Frank Skrdland.

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