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WILLIAM F. DVORAK
William F. Dvorak, 84, of Elberon, Iowa, passed away Oct. 6, 2021, at home, surrounded by family.
William was born Jan. 12, 1937, to Frank and Bessie (Banes) Dvorak on the family farm in rural Elberon. He graduated from Keystone High School. On June 23, 1962, Bill married Janice Vavroch at St. Michael's Church in Belle Plaine.
At an early age, Bill worked alongside his dad on the Dvorak family farm, which he and Janice later purchased. Bill expanded the operation by buying the adjacent farm, known by most as" Joe's." In addition to crops, Bill raised hogs, cattle, chickens and ducks. The original family farm recently was recognized as a century farm established March 3, 1913. Bill worked at Tama Pack for 17 years. He also worked as a sales representative for Conklin Products and ACCO Seed. He was awarded trips to Hawaii, the Bahamas and Spain for his sales achievements.
Bill was a Boy Scout, encouraging his sons to earn their Eagle Scout. As a jack of all trades, he enjoyed restoring old tractors, construction, hunting, fishing, trapping and gardening. He loved the land and being outdoors.
A quiet, patient man, Bill lived for his family. His love and support radiated through his contagious smile and incredible bear hugs. All family visits or phone calls ended with "Love you." Bill was known by many and respected by all.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janice of Elberon; children, Susan (John) Gessner of Watkins, Mark (Nancy) Dvorak of Keystone, Kevin (Julie) Dvorak of Omaha, Neb., David (Mona) Dvorak of Polk City and Jason (Helen) Dvorak of Madrid; 13 grandchildren, Scott Gessner of Ankeny, Ashlynn (Daniel) Riley of Bondurant, Matt (Jennie) Gessner of Marion, Lance (Hannah) Dvorak of Chelsea, Onnah Dvorak of Keystone, Morgan, Conner and Grant Dvorak of Omaha, Alex and David Dvorak of Polk City and Lauren, Alaina and Myla Dvorak of Madrid; great-grandsons, Brantley and Hudson Dvorak of Newhall and Everett Dvorak of Chelsea; brother, Don Dvorak of Vinton; and many more family and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; grandsons, Seth Dvorak and Dylan Dvorak; and sisters, Louise Dvorak and Joann Toalson.
Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Belle Plaine. Service also will be livestreamed through the funeral service Facebook page. Burial will take place at National Cemetery, Vining.
Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.neuhausfuneralservice.com