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Harriet Novotny November 30, 1935–April 5, 2020 Webster—Harriet Ann Novotny, age 84 of Webster, MN passed away on Sunday April 5th, 2020 at her home in Webster. Harriet was born on November 30, 1935 and grew up on the family farm in Montgomery, MN. The daughter of George and Anna (Pavek) Choudek, she graduated from Montgomery High School in 1953 and went to work at Munsingwear. Harriet met Raymond Novotny and they married on June 26, 1956. They started a family and rented a house in Webster for 2 years before purchasing their current home where she lived for 62 years. Harriet was a stay at home mom who raised her children and later looked after her grandchildren. Harriet enjoyed birdwatching and never turned down a game of Scrabble or Euchre. We all enjoyed many marathon Euchre games at her home. She was active with the Annunciation Catholic Church in Hazelwood for many years, where she helped the ladies group make hundreds of quilts. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; parents, George and Anna Choudek; sister, Marion Brezina and son-in-law, Richard Rice. Harriet is survived by her children: Gary (Jean), Russell (Kristine), Debra Johnson (Mike Thompson), Steve (Katie), Kathleen Rice and Greg; grandchildren: Michelle, Jennifer, Nastacia, Nicholas, Karissa, Ashley, Hunter, Madison and Austin; great grandchildren: Alice, Weston, Waylon, Leah, Emme, Isaac and Christopher; sister, Evelyn Fierst, and many nieces, nephews and friends. A private graveside service will take place at Hazelwood Catholic Cemetery. A celebration of Harriet's life will take place at a later date. Condolences: www.whitefuneralhomes.com

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