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William Novotny

June 3, 1925 — July 12, 2006

William Novotny Jr, 81, of Oshkosh passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday July 12, 2006 with his family by his side. He was born June 3, 1925 in Oshkosh the son of William and Marion Novotny. William married Nadine Hantke in 1952. He later married Virginia Luedtke on June 28, 1973. Virginia preceded him in death just four days earlier on July 8, 2006. William served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a musician for 40 years, after his discharge he toured with Olsen and Johnson Company, entertaining the soldiers. He played trumpet with Lawrence Duckow, Tiny Hill, the VFW Band, the Green Bay Packer Band, for which his picture is displayed in the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, and the Russ Carlyle Band. He formed his own band, Bill Novotny and the Novotones who played together from 1958-1982. He played for Richards School of Dance recitals for many years. William was the owner and operator of the Split Level Tavern for 28 years. He enjoyed traveling to Hawaii and Las Vegas and to Oneida to play Bingo. He was a member of the VFW post #1908 and American Legion Post #70.He is survived by a daughter, Julie (David) Hallock of Neenah, a step-daughter, Pamela (Rick) Billington of Oshkosh, a sister, Arlyle Beyer of Oshkosh, five grand children, Shauna and Justin Hallock of Neenah, Lori (Raul) Warbleton of Pewaukee, Becky (Darrin) Kizer of PA, and Scott Billington of Oshkosh; four great-grand children, two nieces, Judy (Hank) Weyers of Oshkosh, and Joyce (Darrell) Fenn of Embarrass, MN, great- niece, Diane (Lee) Nelson of Oshkosh, and great-nephew, David Miller of Columbus, and his beloved dog, Buffy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, step-son, Donald Luedtke, grand son, Ronald Anderson Jr, brother-in-law, Hubert Bud Beyer, and a great-niece, Debra Schwartz.A memorial visitation for William will be held on Wednesday July 19, 2006, at the chapel in Lake View Memorial Park (2786 Algoma Blvd) from 2:00 until 3:00 pm, followed by full military honors. Inurnment will be held in Private.Williams family would like to give a special thank you to Aurora Hospice Nurses, Jennifer, Nell, Marsha, and Kevin, and to Mr. Wheeler of Caring Connections and Home Companions, Patty, Luci, Vicki, and Dianne; to the supportive owners and staff of Two Brothers Restaurant for all their kindness and compassion.

Lake View Memorial Park



2786 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh
WI
54901

Wednesday, July 19, 2006
2:00 - 3:00 pm

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