April 22, 1955 - February 10, 2019
Susan Marie Novak Born Susan Marie Borlin in Des Moines, Iowa April 22, 1955 to parents Beverly (Garcia) and Maurice Borlin. She lived in Des Moines, IA., Beverly Hills, CA., Cancun, Mexico, Tulsa, OK., and back to Des Moines where she graduated from High School and met her husband. Susan married Milton R. Novak Jr. on October 13, 1973 and they were married for 45 plus years. They have two children, Elisabeth (Novak) Knight, and Kenneth Novak. Susan had work various jobs over the years some of which included, working for two hospitals in the kitchens and laundries, working for Simpson Electric, both in Eagle River, WI and Lac Du Flambeau, WI., and also worked for the laundromat in Eagle River, just to name a few. When the Simpson Electric plant in Eagle River closed in May 1989, she and her husband opened an electronic repair shop together which she later ran by herself for more than five years until it closed in 2000. While working at Simpson Electric in Lac Du Flambeau in 2010, she started a Business Management course through Nicolet College. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in the spring of 2011 and she continued her schooling through her battle with cancer. She received her diploma in May of 2016 with Honors and Phi Theta Kappa. She was very, very proud of this accomplishment. When Susan wasn’t busy working, she loved to spend time with her family. She enjoyed visiting various casinos, especially when they had all you can eat Crab Legs, with her husband. She also enjoyed her trips to Florida to spend time with her son, Kenneth and Daughter-in-law Pauline Novak, as both worked at Walt Disney World. Susan also enjoyed many fishing trips out on their pontoon boat with family, especially with her daughter, Elisabeth, Son-In-Law, Scott Knight, and her only grandchild Xavier Knight when they were able to join Milton and her. She was a very intense and competitive Monopoly player and loved to play Uno as well, even going so far as to create her own special Uno deck of cards she could use against her Son-In-Law Scott Knight, which she did often. Susan was always a strong fighter, and was able to fight her cancer bravely for 8 years before passing away peacefully on Sunday February 10, 2019. She will be deeply missed and loved by family, friends, coworkers, and all who knew her. Sue, we love and miss you very much, but we find peace with knowing you are now with your mom, your dad, and your Sister, Maureen. A Memorial Gathering will be held from 1:00 - 4:00 PM on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Bolger Funeral Home - Woodruff Chapel, 1212 First Avenue, Woodruff.
Susan Marie Novak Born Susan Marie Borlin in Des Moines, Iowa April 22, 1955 to parents Beverly (Garcia) and Maurice Borlin. She lived in Des Moines, IA., Beverly Hills, CA., Cancun, Mexico, Tulsa, OK., and back to Des Moines where she graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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