Lynda Kay Novotny, 73

Lynda Kay Novotny, 73, of Garwin, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown.

Memorial services for Lynda will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 13, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. also at the funeral home. The family has requested that you attend the visitation in casual attire or your favorite Iowa Hawkeye apparel. Memorials may be directed to the family. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Lynda and her family.

Lynda Hasbrook was born on July 28, 1943, in Estherville, Iowa to Charles Fred and Mardelle Beinert Hasbrook. She graduated from Estherville High School in 1960. She went on to the University of Northern Iowa for one year and then later to Marshalltown Community College for one year. On October 1, 1961, Lynda was united in marriage to Darrel Gaskill at the Estherville Methodist Church, they later divorced. She married Leo Novotny on June 24, 1986, at the Justice of the Peace in Waterloo. He passed away in October of 1991. Lynda had previously worked for the State of Iowa in the Dietary Department, the Iowa Veterans Home for 18 years and most recently at Child Support Recovery for 12 years, retiring in June of 2005. She was a member of Restore Church in Marshalltown, a Sunday school teacher in Gladbrook as well as Girl Scout Leader in Garwin. Lynda was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. She also enjoyed watching birds, going to lunch with friends and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.

Lynda is survived by her children: Christine (Craig) Wiese, Lori (Kevin) Breeden, Michael (Marsha) Gaskill and Michelle (Rodney) Burgess as well as an adopted sister Kay Papenberg. Grandchildren: Nathan Wiese, Nicole Leonard, Erin Leeper, Chelsea Erickson, Danielle Harding, Jessica Steveson, Richard Steveson, Steven Gaskill, Breanna Burgess, Seth Burgess and Zachary Burgess. Great grandchildren: Cooper, Leium, Wyatt, Jocelyn, Landen, Tory, Domanic, Kamrin, Kyra, Fletcher and Lily. She is also survived by Leo’s children: Carol (Duane) Yilek, Connie Beasley, Dana Novotny and Darrell (Linda) Novotny. Grandchildren: Curtis, Shannon, Brandon, Richelle, Rick, Shane and Randi Jo. Great grandchildren: Jordon, Jenna, Brody, Brock, Ryder, Layla, Austin, Ayden, Preston, Brooklyn, Tatum, Piper and Haisley

Lynda is preceded in death by her husband Leo, parents Charles and Mardelle and brother Russell Hasbrook.