Deloris Helen Novak passed away peacefully on September 9, 2022 at the age of 91. 
Deloris was the third child out of four, born to Clyde and Helen Reichenbach July 11, 1931. She
attended Wrightsville Elementary School and Black River Falls middle and High School in her
younger years. After graduating high school she married George Waller and had two sons, Gary
and Richard Waller. Her second marriage to Arthur Gerber brought forth her youngest child, a
daughter, Gale (Gerber) Mackey in 1959. 
Deloris worked many different jobs throughout her life, but her favorite was being a CNA at
Pine View Nursing home for 20+ years. She loved being able to make a small difference in the
lives of those she encountered there. She also loved bowling, which is how she met her third
husband Gerald Novak of 15 years. 
Gardening at her home was an activity that kept her busy. She loved being able to see all the
hummingbirds that came to visit her gardens. Settling into the later part of her life, she
reconnected with an old school friend, Earl Doud, who she would then spend the rest of her days
with until his passing. 
Deloris truly enjoyed spending time with her 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She
was an amazing woman with an incredible life and will be missed by all. 
Surviving Deloris is her son, Richard Waller (Sonia); and daughter, Gale Mackey; along with 10
grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Richenbach, Mother Helen Reichenbach (Flick), 
Brother, Philipp Reichenbach, Husband Arthur Gerber, Brother Clayton Reichenbach, Husbands,
Gerald Novak, Life Partner Earl Doud, Son Gary Waller, Husband George Waller, Son-In-Law
Barry Mackey, Sister Catherine (Reichenbach) Czap. 
Funeral services for Deloris will be Monday, September 19, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at the Merrillan
United Methodist Church. Pastor Jon McHann will officiate. Friends and family are invited to
visitation from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Memorials
are preferred.
The Buswell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, 715-284-2231.

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