Karel L. Fleck


A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Karel Fleck, age 60. The visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Karel passed away Feb. 8, 2024, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Cloud. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate.

 Karel was born June 7, 1963, in Little Falls to Jacob “Jack” and Marilyn (Nelson) Novotny. She grew up in Little Falls and lived in Rice for the remainder of her life. Karel married Greg Fleck June 13, 1987, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Belle Prairie. Karel was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She worked as an administrative assistant for Hennen’s Furniture for over 20 years, retiring in 2019. She also worked part-time at the Macy’s fragrance counter. She loved volunteering at the Linden Hills Historic Estate in Little Falls, decorating a room for the Christmas Event each year. Karel enjoyed traveling, flowers, crafting, photography, camping and spending time with family. She was extremely hardworking and energetic. Karel was a planner; she loved to host themed parties for every occasion. Whether it was a birthday, holiday, or family reunion, Karel enjoyed creating a party theme, decorating extravagantly, cooking and baking a delicious meal, and leading party activities to bring people together. Most importantly, Karel loved her family and will be missed by all who knew her.

 Survivors include her husband Greg of Rice; children Jonathon (Patience) of St. Stephen, Abby (Max) Reetz of Bloomington, and David (Jackie Litzinger) of St. Cloud; father Jack Novotny of Little Falls; and grandchildren Ezra, Faith, Zoë and Jubilee. She was preceded in death by her mother Marilyn Novotny and her brother Kurt Novotny.

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