Terry Michael Novak

Terry Michael Novak, age 62, of Yankton, South Dakota, died on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A celebration of Terry’s life will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.

Terry was born December 22, 1957 in Yankton, South Dakota to Marvin “Red” and Loreen (Hovorka) Novak. He grew up in Yankton where he attended school. Terry worked at Central Inspection in Houston, Texas for a few years, but spent most of his life living in Yankton. Throughout the years, he worked at Gurney Seed and Nursery, Hasting Filter and Gehl Manufacturing. Terry enjoyed having a Budweiser with his family and many friends. He also enjoyed music and going to concerts. Terry loved the outdoors where he spent many years on the Missouri River fishing, camping trapping, hunting and gardening. He loved all kinds of animals and was a big hearted, kind, and caring man. He was devoted to his family and loved spending time with them.

Terry is survived by five brothers and two sisters: Nola Novak of Mesquite, NV, Mike Novak of Yankton, Kenny (Valerie) Novak of Yankton, Sparrow Novak of Yankton, John (Donna) Novak of Gillette, WY, Bob Novak of Yankton, and Lori (Jimmy) Myers of Yankton; seven nieces and nephews: Stacy, Jeremy, Josh, Amanda, Ken “Carlo”, Kayla, and Jacob; five great nephews: Edison, Jay “Scooter”, Jesse, Jaxon, and Calvin; and many cousins and friends.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin “Red” and Loreen Novak.

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6 response to "Terry Michael Novak"

  1. By: Shelly Grosshuesch Posted: May 12, 2020

    My heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  2. By: Jacqueline Ridgway Posted: May 13, 2020

    I’m so sorry for your tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  3. By: Jeff and Lori Novak Posted: May 14, 2020

    We are so sorry for your loss. Jeff talked many of time’s about the fun time’s back in the the day spending so much time together fishing at the river and just hanging out. Thought’s and prayer’s during this very sad time.

  4. By: Kathy Bonino Posted: May 14, 2020

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
    I have lots of memories from my years with the family. He will be missed

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all..

  5. By: Carolyn H. Burke Posted: May 14, 2020

    Sending best wishes to you all in this time of sadness

  6. By: Linda ANDERSON Posted: May 17, 2020

    I m sorry for your loss. We had a lot of good times together. I will miss him a lot. Prayers are being sent to all the family. Never will forget him! I thought of him and Bobby often.

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