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Margaret E. “Peg” Novotny

1926 - 2015


Margaret E. “Peg” Novotny, age 88, Watertown, passed away on Thursday October 29, 2015, at the Golden Living-Center.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Patrick Wendler celebrating.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


Margaret Elizabeth Surdick was born on Nov. 24, 1926, in Watertown, the daughter of John and Rose (Richter) Surdick. On June 12, 1948, she married John Novotny at St. Henry Catholic Church. Peg had been employed at Bethesda Lutheran Home for 15 years. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers and Altar Confraternity.


Survivors include her husband John; their children, Rose (Fred) Zastrow, Mary Blaisdell, John III (Lorrie) Novotny, Grace (Ed) Wegner, Robert (Nancy) Novotny, Richard (Renee) Novotny and Edward (Tammy) Novotny; 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mabel Surdick and Ruth Surdick; her lifelong friend, Virginia Kaercher, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Peg is preceded in death by a son, Joseph; two daughters, Cathy and Linda; a grandson, Tony Blaisdell; a greatgrandson, Mason Novotny, her parents, a sister Kathleen (Hap) Schmutzler and two brothers, John and Anthony Surdick.


Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service 500 Welsh Road Watertown




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