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Joel Ian Novick

Birth Date: April 24, 1966
Death Date: June 21, 2018

Joel Ian Novick, 52, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, with his loving wife by his side.

Visitation services to celebrate the life of Joel Novick will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at Graceland Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard.

The family of Joel Novick is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

July 12, 2018
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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July 13, 2018
11:00 am
Graceland Cemetery
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Joel Novick

    Written by: Renee Stuck

    Tammy, I am so sorry for your loss. Joel was a great guy and always good for a laugh. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. You have our sympathy. He was a perfect role model for a lifeguard at the Y. The ladies in arthritis class all miss him. Prayers for you and family.

  3. I work part-time at the YMCA but did not know Joel well. Do know that he was well liked, an outstanding lifeguard and friendly guy. He will be missed.

  4. You will be missed friend.

    Written by: Brian Robbins

    Joel was an amazing guy who went out of his way to alway help. I enjoyed serving with him in the Navy. We had many great conversations and I will miss him. Fair winds and following seas my friend.

  5. Joel was a great guy and solid friend. He was always there to meet up for a pie… Pizza… And a beer to chat about whatever it was that needed to be discussed. He always cheered me up and always had a positive outlook.
    We stayed friends throughout the years and often talked or texted in the evenings. Such a great guy. It makes me want to treasure all the time that I have left.

  6. Joel was a true gentleman and so kind to everyone at the pool. He always greeted everyone as we entered or exited the pool area. My prayers are with you and the family. Karen Rivera

  7. I met Joel in 2001 at Great Lakes Training Command. We were in the same class for Gas Turbine 'C' school. He was always fun to be around. Unfortunately, after school, we lost track of each other. We reconnected a couple years ago. He was a great dude and he'll be missed.

  8. I met Joel through CASA of Macon County. He was my supervisor on one of my cases and was a very compassionate person. His caring and love of the children we advocate for will never be forgotten. God bless you, Joel and may you rest in peace.

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