Susanne Hoppe Novak

Susanne Hoppe Novak

June 25, 1955 ~ December 31, 2020

Susanne Hoppe Novak, 65, passed away peacefully on New Years Eve with her three children by her side. She was born June 25th, 1955 in Antigo, Wisconsin; and graduated from East High School in Green Bay in 1973. Her family moved to Florida in 1985, where she and her husband would run a successful cabinetry business. Sue loved working and living with her friends at the Encore Resort in Ormond Beach, where they reflected upon fond memories of the great life she shared with her late husband, Rodney – particularly their many, countrywide road trips on their Honda Goldwing with the GWRRA Chapter FL-1H. Sue especially cherished time with her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Lorraine Hoppe; her husband, Rodney Lee Novak, Sr.; her brother, Marvin Hoppe, Jr.; and her grandson, Austin Acrin. She is survived by her brother, Terry Hoppe (Patti); sister, Lorrie Borchers (Al); children Stacie Acrin (Kelly), Rodney Lee Novak, Jr. (Samantha), and Melissa Sue Smith (D.W.); her grandchildren Ashlie, Samantha, Taylor, and Carter; and her great-granddaughter, Kinsley; along with other family and friends. A celebration of Sue’s life will be held on January, 24th, 2021 at Houligan’s Pub, 1642 North US 1 in Ormond Beach between 11 AM and 4 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or to your local Hospice organization in Sue’s honor.

The morning we lost you is one that I shall never forget.

I try and find it not as a sad occasion but one more of freedom to live again.

You fought your battle with such strength and endurance all the way to the end.

You never showed weakness and always had a smile that was larger than life.

We know that you are up above with dad looking down on us.

We are forever proud to call you our mom and our best friend.

Each one of us kids would call you at different times of the day.

You would always tell us to have a good day even though you may have been having a bad one.

With each tear that rolls down my cheek, is a breath that you can take with ease.

You said that you wanted to pick your day and go out with a bang.

Well Mom, I do not think you could have gone out with a bigger bang than on New Year’s Eve.

We will celebrate this day… the day that you could once breathe on your own.

When I find that I need to talk to you… instead of picking up the phone. I will go outside and talk to you up in the sky.

We love you mom and until we see you again… Keep smiling down on all of us❤️


Donna Landt

January 6, 2021, 9:30 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Sue was the best mom and a wonderful person. I loved her, my cuz. and friend. Sue will be truly missed. She was a great daughter-in-law, my aunt Sherley really loved and appreciated Sue. As her family will miss her, they can look back and remember all the good times they had with her. I know Sue was so very happy to have her children with her. RIP dear friend

Nora. Dennis and Michael Hogan

January 6, 2021, 9:36 pm

Our hearts go out to you all. Sue was such a wonderful and kind person. She will definitely be missed. Her fiery spirit will live on in us all. May the memories of better times carry you through. You are all in your thoughts and prayers.

Melissa (Missy)

January 6, 2021, 10:37 pm

I miss you more and more with each day that passes. Its hard to believe that tomorrow will be one week since you left us. I think I find comfort in knowing that you were not alone when you left. Dad was waiting for you on your Goldwing. All of us kids will be okay. Each one of us told that to you before you left. I know you heard us too.❤️Moms hear everything❤️You will have a new great- grandchild coming into this world this year. I believe that when one life
Leaves us another takes its place. We will continue to make you proud of three kids you raised. I am forever greatful of the quality time we got to spend together. I will always miss the sound of your voice and the look
Of your smile❤️Love you always and forever mom❤️
Your Missy Mouse

Peggy Koons

January 7, 2021, 5:31 pm

So sorry for your loss. Sending my condolences to you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa (Missy)

January 12, 2021, 1:31 am


It has been 12 days since you left us and its still hard to believe.. I hear your voice every morning and see your smiling face❤️I just can’t see you.
I wake up every couple of hours to check on you but you are not there
I know you are in a better place but it just doesn’t seem fairI miss our talks every day. I keep trying to push on but it’s just so hard. I have moments of weakness and I just let the tears rolls down my cheeks.
I know you would tell me to stop crying and that everything is alright❤️
You know me… this is my way to vent❤️I love and miss you so much❤️❤️

Rodney L Novak Jr

January 12, 2021, 2:09 am


You will be missed by many especially your family. You were such a strong person to go through what you went through in your life. Not many people could have done it as well as you did. I am going to miss our daily talks the most. Not sure how to get past that yet. Me, Sam and the kids loved having you here with us the last few months and cherished all the memories and laughs we had together. Your smile will never be forgotten. Please keep everybody in check up there. Love your son
Rodney L Novak Jr
AKA (Butch)

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