Pauline Hazel Novotny, 84, of rural Swisher, died peacefully at home on Monday, April 1, 2013, surrounded by her family. She lived a vibrant and happy life, full of laughter and simple joys. Funeral Mass was held April 5 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids by Father Christopher Podhajsky. Burial was in Blain Cemetery, rural Swisher. Pauline was born to Jerry and Hazel Stepanek on Aug. 15, 1928, on a farm about a half-mile from where she passed on. She had graduated from Shueyville High School when a handsome young man caught her eye.