Sylvia E. (Novak) Neitderhisar, 98, of Tiffin, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at the Solon Care Center. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin with burial to follow in Oakhill Cemetery in Tiffin. Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Brosh Chapel in Solon.
Sylvia was born Dec. 27, 1912, in Ely, the daughter of Frank and Frances (Andrle) Novak. She graduated from Coe College with a teaching certificate. Sylvia taught country schools in the Ely area for seven years. She married Oren Neitderhisar on Sept. 14, 1937, at St. John Lutheran Church in Ely. She spent most of her life farming along side her husband Oren. She was a member of the Czech Heritage Foundation, Neighborhood Birthday Club, Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin and Johnson County Farm Bureau and many other local committees. Sylvia enjoyed baking, sewing, board and card games, history, genealogy, as well as spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren.
Sylvia is survived by her son Daryl (Carol) Neitderhisar of North Liberty and her daughter Bernis (Michael Bresnahan) Stagg of Iowa City; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Oren, two brothers Daniel and David Novak and twin sisters Mary Fencl and Frances Neitderhisar.
Memorials may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com