Terry C. Novotney, 84, of Morris and formerly of Streator passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Morris Hospital with his partner and best friend Sandra Mills by his side
Funeral services will be at 12:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Full military rites will be accorded by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492 following the services at the funeral home.
Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.
Burial will be held at later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Streator.
Born June 28, 1937 in Streator he was the son of Frank and Vesta (Connell) Novotney. Terry took great pride in the fact that his father was the inventor of the hydraulic lift gate designed for trucks, buses and vans.
Other than Sandra he is survived by her children, Carrie and John Dunham. Also surviving are nephews, Terry (Debbie) Stiemann of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Dan (Anita) Stiemann of West Baden Springs, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kelly Thompson; a son, Terry S. Novotney; and a sister, Phyllis Stiemann.
Born and raised in Streator he attended local grade schools and graduated from Streator High School in the class of 1955. He also attended Bradley University.
He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. Following his discharge from the service he farmed with his father until 1964 when he found a winter job with the Ottawa Republican Times. He would later become Director of Advertising for Hornsby’s Stores until it’s closing in 1984. At this time he started his own advertising company which he managed until it’s sale in 1995. He then managed the family farm he co-owned with his sister.
Terry was an avid golfer and spent countless hours golfing at the Morris Country Club. Late afternoons he could be found walking the last 5 holes of the course commonly referred to as “Novotney’s Loop”. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
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