Louis Fred Novotny
Emma B. Kaliney
Charlotte Helen Novotny


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1. Richard Wayne Beecher

Charlotte Helen Novotny 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 9 Aug 1931, Toledo, Tama, IA 5 6 8
  • Marriage (1): Richard Wayne Beecher on 8 May 1950 in Garwin: St. Boniface Catholic Church, Tama, IA 1 2 3 4
  • Died: 19 Oct 1994, Waterloo, Black Hawk, IA, USA at age 63 1 5 8
  • Buried: Reinbeck: Grant Twp. Cemetery, Tama, IA 5 8

   FamilySearch ID: L61R-BNQ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Indian Village Twp., Tama, IA. 7 The 1940 census recorded Louis F. Novotny, 48, living with wife Emma B., 44; Sylvester L., 20; Paul C., 18; Leo E., 16; Marian M., 14; and Charlotte H., 8. Everyone was born in Iowa.

2. Newspaper: The Gazette: Marriage Announcement: Novotny - Beecher, 16 Apr 1950, Cedar Rapids, Linn, IA. 9 TRAER Mr. and Mrs. Louis Novotny of near Traer announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Charlotte, to Richard W. Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Beecher of Traer. The wedding will take place May 8.

3. Newspaper: The Courier: Beecher 25th Wedding Anniversary (photo), 7 May 1975, Waterloo, Black Hawk, IA, USA. 2 (photo)
TRAER - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beecher will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Saturday at the Traer Golf and Country Club. Hosts for the courtesy will be their children, David, Mark, Penny Lynn and Jill. Charlotte Novotny and Mr. Beecher were married May 8, 1950, at St. Boniface Church in Garwin. They have one grandson. Mr. Beecher is employed as a rural mail carrier.

4. Newspaper: The Courier: Beecher 40th Anniversary, 23 Apr 1990, Waterloo, Black Hawk, IA, USA. 4 TRAER - Richard and Charlotte Beecher of 520 Toledo St., will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with their family and friends Saturday at the Traer Golf and Country Club.
The event will be hosted by their children and spouses. Their children are Dr. David Beecher of Vinton, Mark Beecher of West Des Moines, Penelope Stoakes of Bettendorf, and Jill Ewing. There are 12 grandchildren.
Mr. Beecher and Charlotte Novotny were married May 8, 1950 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garwin.
Mr. Beecher retired Dec. 31 as a rural letter carrier for the Post Office. The couple requests no gifts.

5. Obituary: Tama News Herald on 24 Oct 1994 in Toledo, Tama, IA. 1 Funeral services for Charlotte H. Beecher, 63, of Traer were held Saturday, Oct. 22, 1994, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Traer with burial in Grant Township Cemetery, Reinbeck, Iowa.

She died Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo of cancer.

The Rev. John Tilp officiated at the service with music by Bonnie Kopriva, organist, and Wayne Dunlavey, vocalist.

Casket bearers were Beau Beecher, Rhett Beecher, Chris Stoakes, Nick Beecher, Jesse Stoakes, J. J. Beecher, Jon Beecher, Marcus Beecher, Jena Ewing, Alexandria Ewing, Matt Beecher, Bryan Beecher and Camden Ewing. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Bitcon and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Claussen served on the flower committee.

Charlotte H. Beecher was born in rural Toledo on Aug. 9, 1931, the daughter of Louis F. and Emma (Kalinay) Novotny. She attended country school and graduated from Toledo High School in the Class of 1949.

On May 8, 1950, Charlotte married Richard Beecher at St. Boniface Catholic Church at Garwin. The couple made their home in Traer most of their married life. Charlotte was employed by various community businesses over the years and most recently was employed at the North Tama County School. In free moments Charlotte enjoyed her family, playing golf and crafts.

She was an active member of the Iowana Club, American Legion Auxiliary and her bridge club.

Preceding her in death were her parents, one grandchild, three brothers and one sister.

Surviving are her husband, Richard; two sons, David Beecher of Vinton and Mark Beecher of West Des Moines; two daughters, Mrs. David (Penny) Stoakes of Bettendorf and Mrs. Tim (Jill) Ewing of Buckingham; two sisters, Cecila Sieck of Tama and Marian Nelson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and 13 grandchildren.

Overton Family Funderal Homes-Traer was in charge of arrangements.

Charlotte married Richard Wayne Beecher, son of Merrill Edgar Beecher and Albina Stella Cizek, on 8 May 1950 in Garwin: St. Boniface Catholic Church, Tama, IA.1 2 3 4 (Richard Wayne Beecher was born on 19 Mar 1928 in Dinsdale, Tama, IA,3 10 11 died on 10 Dec 2018 in Traer, Tama, IA 3 and was buried in Reinbeck: Grant Twp. Cemetery, Tama, IA 11.)


1 Tama News Herald (Toledo, Tama, Iowa.), http://iagenweb.org/boards/tama/obituaries/index.cgi?read=148027 Obituary of Charlotte Beecher.

2 The Courier (Waterloo, IA), 7 May 1975, page 18. 25th Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beecher.

3 The Courier (Waterloo, IA), 16 Dec 2018, obituary of Richard Wayne Beecher.

4 The Courier (Waterloo, IA), 23 Apr 1990, page 10.

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39650208 Grave of Charlotte H. Novotny Beecher.

6 FamilySearch.org, Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRZ1-4KH Charlotte Helen Novotny, 1931.

7 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMBB-918 Charlotte H Novotny in household of Louis F Novotny, Indian Village Township, Tama, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 86-14, sheet 5A, family 91.

8 Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (http://iowagravestones.org), http://iowagravestones.org/gs_view.php?id=987421.

9 "The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA)," 16 Apr 1950, page 38. Beecher-Novotny Marriage.

10 Records of Richard Beacher (510 Toledo St, Traer, IA 50675).

11 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39650271.

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