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Barbara Novak, daughter of Julius and Bessie Suren, was born October 25, 1917 in Connecticut. She married Robert “Bob” Novak, formerly of Benton, Iowa. Barbara passed away December 15, 2015 in Sterling, Virginia. 

Survivors include her husband Robert Novak of Sterling, VA; daughter Terry; brother-in-law George Novak of Creston; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law Cyril and Maud Novak; a brother-in-law Laverne Novak. 

Graveside service were held 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 21, 2015 at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Maloy, Iowa with Deacon Reinhold Kunze officiating. Online condolences may be left at

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