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Dolores Elizabeth Novak, 94, of Sandwich, IL passed away Monday, November 22,2021 at Willow Crest in Sandwich, IL. She was born September 17, 1927 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of George and Bertha (Kunert) Fox. She married Michael Novak on January 11, 1964 in Chicago, IL. Dolores was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk, IL. She enjoyed traveling all over the world with her husband Mike. Their number one priority was family, holidays, and loved baking and cooking with many family recipes and traditions.

She is survived by her daughter Darlene (Frank) Leitner of Millington, IL; daughter-in-law Marilyn Hoffman of Orland Park, IL; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Mike, one son Fred Hoffman, one granddaughter  Lisa (Hoffman) Palmer, and sister Eleanor Moore.

Private graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Little Indian Creek Cemetery in Rural Leland, IL with Derek Johnsen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a Charity of One’s Choice. For more information or to sign the online guestbook, please go to

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