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Elisabeth Novotny

February 7, 1931 July 23, 2020
Elisabeth Novotny
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Obituary for Elisabeth Novotny

Elisabeth Novotny, age 89, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens in Peoria, IL.

Elisabeth was born on February 7, 1931 in Baden, Austria, a daughter of Josef and Aloisia (Gruber) Telecky. She married Fred Novotny on August 27, 1951 in Vienna, Austria. He preceded her in death on February 19, 2010 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Elisabeth is survived by one daughter, Eva (George) Swiatek of Toronto, Canada, two granddaughters, Michelle and Claudia, two great-great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Jutta Galba of Peoria.

Elisabeth loved reading, being outdoors and listening to classical music and opera.
She loved spending time with her family in Toronto. She always kept a place in heart for her native Austria.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Cremation Rites have been accorded.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to donor’s choice of charity.
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