Jeannine Marie Winn Dvorak, age 87, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and special friend to many, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital with family at her side. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Walker. A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5, also at the church, with visitation one hour prior. Father Ardel Barta will preside. Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Walker. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Center Point.
Jeannine was born Sept. 5, 1930, in Buchanan County, the daughter of Vernon and Mary (Michael) Winn. She attended a one-room school house from first through eighth grades and graduated from Walker High School. Jeannine was united in marriage to Raymond Frank Dvorak on May 25, 1948, at the Walker Sacred Heart Church, where she was a faithful member. She served on numerous committees and projects for the church throughout the years.
Jeannine was a homemaker and babysitter for nine years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Guild and choir, the Walker school PTA and the Walker and Independence Bowling Association. She was a Girl and Boy Scouts den mother, an election poll worker, bartender for Mike's, Frank and Vernon's, where her sons were owners, and 4-L Bar and Lounge. Jeannine cooked for the Walker Lanes and Cafe for many years under four different owners.
Jeannine lived life to the fullest, dancing, bowling, attending card clubs and social gatherings and cooking. She enjoyed 45-plus years of going to Minnesota on fishing trips. Jeannine's greatest joy was attending and watching her children and grandchildren's school activities, especially sports. She was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Michigan Wolverines, Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs. After Raymond's passing in 1998, she spent time with Ragine in Ann Arbor, Mich. They did a lot of traveling for the Michigan Athletic Department, traveling from coast to coast in the United States, Alaska and Mexico. She cherished the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, family and friends and dearly loved all of them. Jeannine touched many lives in many ways and will be missed by those who knew her and loved her.
Jeannine is survived by one daughter, Ragine Dvorak of Ann Arbor, Mich.; three sons, Michael (Tracy) of Marion, Gary (Wendy) of Cedar Rapids and Rodney (Dawn) of Walker; three grandchildren, Nolan Robb, Chase Ray and Josey Nicole Dvorak; two step-grandchildren, Charity (Justin) Christian and Carisa (Brian) Seidenkranz; stepgreat-granddaughter, Chloe Christian; two sisters, Ellen Fox of Sun Lakes, Ariz., and Marjorie Henderson of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, Burton Winn of Walker and Marc "Tuff" Winn of Cedar Rapids; sister-in-law, Marie Winn of Walker; brother-in-law, Tom Sherman of Cedar Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Frank and Libbie Dvorak; husband, Raymond, in 1998; infant sister, Rosemary Winn; and sister, Kathryn Sherman; two brothers, Patrick and Norman Winn; four sisters-in-law, Delores Winn, Kay Winn, Mary Ann Usher and Helen Waddle; and four brothers-in-law, Robert Fox, Leonard Henderson, Leonard Waddle and James Usher.
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