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Linda Novak, 69, of Williston, most recently of Fargo, passed away at her home in Fargo on Friday evening, May 18, 2018, under the care of hospice after a nearly 6 year, courageous battle with multiple Myeloma.

A memorial service celebrating Linda’s life will be held Friday morning, May 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Faith United Methodist Church in Williston.  Rev. Ross Reinhiller will officiate.

On February 17, 1949, Muriel and Don Novak took their first born child, Linda Kay Novak, from the hospital to their home in McKenzie County.  Because of the cold and heavy snow, Dad had to take Mom and baby home on a tractor from the highway.

Linda loved to learn and began formal education at Indian Hill grade school in McKenzie County, graduated from Williston High School, received an AS Degree from UND-Williston, a BS Degree at Minot State College and a Masters Degree at NDSU.  This education led to a variety of careers in retail management, accessories and buying; teaching English from seventh grade through college; textiles and display advertising.

Linda loved to travel and especially loved taking Maria and Laura to see plays and tour museums in New York City.  She performed with the NDSU Prairie Stage as Esther (Noah’s wife) in the musical Two by Two and as the young wolf in the children’s play Little Red Riding Hood.

After retiring from 31 years of teaching, Linda passed the ND State Realtor’s exam and sold real estate in Williston; another adventure she greatly enjoyed.  Her careers led her to many great friendships which brought her adventures and joy.

Linda was preceded in death by her grandparents, Muriel and Cloyd Wegley and Agnes and Anton Novak and her parents, Muriel and Don Novak, all of Williston and infant grand-niece, Hope Toomey.

She is survived by her brother, Bill (Karen) Novak of rural Williston; sister Marlyn (Robert) Enerson of Ambrose, ND; her nieces and their families, Maria (Mike) Toomey, Katelynn, Elizabeth, James and Andrew of Fargo, Laura (Jon) Castro, Matthias and Josie of Sidney, Montana.

The family wishes to thank Karien, Taylor, Lorraine and the Fargo Hospice Staff for their care and concern.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Prairie Public Television, the Red River Valley Zoo, Red River Valley Hospice or the Fargo Food Bank.

Friends are welcome to visit www.eversoncoughlin.com to share memories of Linda or leave condolences for her family.  Friends may call an hour before the service on Friday at the church.

The Everson Coughlin Funeral Home of Williston is caring for the family.


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