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Sherri Novacek, 59, of Miller, S.D., died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004 at Prairie Good Samaritan Center in Miller.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Miller. Burial was in St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery, Miller.

Casketbearers were Curt Wilber, Joe Zeller, Mike Namanny, Tom Lichty, Dale Clement and Bud Wellner. Reck Funeral Home, Miller, was in charge of arrangements.

Clare Elizabeth Mayer (aka Sherri *) was born February 26, 1945, at Parkston, S.D., to Peter and Clara (Ebersodfer) Mayer. She grew up on a farm near Dimock and attended grade school in Dimock. In 1964 she graduated from Parkston High School.

After high school, she moved to Redfield, where she worked at a bakery. On October 17, 1969, she married Jim Novacek at Parkston. They moved to Miller in 1970. She spent her life serving the people she loved, working as a waitress in Miller for over 35 years. Through the years she worked at Lips, Driftwood Café, and Heartland Café. She was very devoted to her friends and loved ones.

She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and the Altar Society. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking.

Survivors include one son, Bryan (Mary) Novacek of Madison; four sisters, Adaline Hesinger of Mitchell, Florence (Fran) Rokusek of Olivet, Sister Janice Mayer of Lincoln, Neb., Jean (Roger) Shipman of Paola, Kan.; six brothers, Ed (Arlene) Mayer of Mitchell, Harvey Mayer of Anaheim, Calif., Peter Mayer of La Crescent, Minn., Bill (Chuckie) Mayer of Mitchell, Louis (Karen) Mayer of Mitchell, Dan (Shirley) Mayer of Mitchell; numerous nieces and nephews; and close friend, Leo Istas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters Delores Hafner and Regina "Toots" Parker, and one brother, Jim Mayer.
* You are missed, Sherri.  csr