Dorothy Novotny

Dorothy Novotny

Oakland, Oct. 18, 1936 – Nov. 4, 2017

OAKLAND — Dorothy H. Novotny, 81, of Oakland passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Oakland Mercy Hospital.

Dorothy was born Oct. 18, 1936, in Wasau to John and Pearl (Forney) Hensley. Dorothy graduated from Fremont High School. She married Don Novotny on March 1, 1957, in Fremont. They resided in Fremont, Wahoo, Omaha, and Oakland.

Dorothy enjoyed gardening, homemaking, cats, and interacting with people.

She is survived by husband, Don of Oakland; sons, Scott (Sharon) Novotny of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Dan Novotny of Omaha; daughter, Amy (Randy) Sohm—Vanbeek of Omaha; daughter-in-law, Janine Novotny of Oakland; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeffrey Novotny; five sisters; and three brothers.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Chaplain Scott Jensen will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont.

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