Scott A. Novotny
NEW GLARUS/OREGON-Scott A. Novotny, age 55, of New Glarus, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his home. He was born on Jan. 25, 1962, in Madison, the son of Ralph Novotny and Gloria (Fritsch) Novotny. He graduated from Oregon High School in 1980. Scott married Sherry Otis on March 19, 1988. Scott took pride in running his own business, “Quality True Value Hardware”, which has been family owned for almost 50 years. He was also proud to work with the Porchlight homeless shelters. Scott loved fishing, hunting, camping, and riding his Harley. He especially enjoyed bike nights with his good friends in Vinyl Thunder. Scott loved working in his yard, was a jack of all trades and enjoyed building anything. Sherry would dream it, and he would build it. He especially loved building Sophia’s playhouse and spending time with her in it, she was and will always be his little princess. Many of his friends will remember his “playboy van”. Scott had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a smile on his face. No one was ever surprised to see Scott hanging from his toes. He brought out the best in everyone and believed everyone deserved a second chance. He loved spending time with his family and was a loving husband, son, father and grandfather.
Scott is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Sherry; sons, Shane (Sara) Novotny and Skyler (Stephanie Strandlie) Novotny; daughter, Shawna (Edwin Kovacs) Novotny; grandson, Michael Johnson; granddaughter, Sophia Novotny; sister, Lisa Novotny; mother-in-law, Lorraine Otis; father-in-law, Delbert Otis; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.
Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Scott has touched so many lives and will be greatly missed by many. “If you love life then life loves you back”.
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