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Donald E. Dvorak

January 20, 1934 ~ November 11, 2012

Donald E. Dvorak, son of Theodore and Bess Caroline (Bruey) Dvorak, was born January 20, 1934 at Manchester, OK. He died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at his residence in Caldwell at the age of 78.

Don graduated in 1953 from Caldwell High School. He attended Southwestern College two years and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1956. His highlight in the service was playing football. They took the USAREUR Northern League Championship in 1957. Don loved all sports.

Upon returning home from the service, he decided he wanted to farm and not go back to college. He loved farming and his cattle.

Don married Dorothy Bobek June 8, 1961 in Miami, Oklahoma.

Don is survived by his wife Dorothy and son Kyle of Caldwell; brothers, Marlin and his wife Veda of Raytown, MO, Rudy and his wife Beryl of Caldwell, KS; Sisters-in-law, Bethel Brokar of Caldwell, KS, and Jeannie Bobek of Kingfisher, OK, Dorothy Dvorak of South Haven, KS; a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Bess Dvorak and brother, Robert L. Dvorak.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Schaeffer

Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell.

Interment will be in the Czechoslovakian Cemetery, Caldwell, KS.

Memorials may be given in Don’s name to the Sumner County District #1 Hospital in Caldwell or to the United Methodist Church in Caldwell.

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Gweneth Reeder West

Family and Friends - 11/12/2012

Thinking of you, Dorothy, as you say your final 'good-bye' to your dear husband. Just remember that he is no longer suffering. You both have had quite a struggle the past few years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Kim (Dvorak) Ward

Family and Friends - 11/12/2012

Remembering Uncle Don and his beautiful smile he was a wonderful uncle. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Jan McDaniel

Family and Friends - 11/12/2012

Dorothy and Kyle,

You are both in my prayers during this time of loss.


Nonie England

Family and Friends - 11/12/2012

Think of you Dorothy. Love and prayers.


Scott Bannister

Family and Friends - 11/12/2012

Dorothy & Kyle:

So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Randy Kubik

Family and Friends - 11/13/2012

Dear Dorothy & Kyle:

Don was a great guy, I always loved his sense of humor and heart felt warmth. He will be missed by many folks, myself included.

I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers now and always. May the Lord comfort you during your grief and in your healing....


Jerry and Marilyn Houlden

Family and Friends - 11/13/2012

Dear Dorothy and Kyle,

We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that the good memories you have of Don will help comfort you.


Roseann Morgan-Dvorak

Family and Friends - 11/13/2012

Dorothy & Kyle,

I'm sorry for your loss. Don was a fine man. I will never forget his kindness to Jim and me and babe in arms, Michael Jon, when George Dvorak (Peck) passed several years ago.

Don's influence, sense of humor and kindness will be long remembered and treasured. May God undergird you with His peace and sustenance as you travel this journey through the valley of sorrow.


Lucille Wolff

Family and Friends - 11/13/2012

Thinking of you with lots of love and prayers. You have so many wonderful memories of you and Don & your son and that is what we live on....My love...Lucille


Gina & Jim Powell

Family and Friends - 11/13/2012

Dear Dorothy & Kyle,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish all those wonderful memories.


Karla Ward

Family and Friends - 11/14/2012

Dorothy & Kyle,

I enjoyed Don so much when in came in the Co-op and the salebarn. He would always laugh and smile and usually had Buster as his sidekick.

Take comfort in knowing he is no longer in any pain.

I will keep you in my prayers.


Ken Everhart

Family and Friends - 11/25/2012

Knew Don at Southwestern as well as Marlin. Give our condolences to the family.


Skeet Wiggins

Family and Friends - 11/30/2012


I was sorry to here about Don. Have a lot of old memories

growing up on the ball fields watching Don, Rudy, and Marlin play softball with my Dad.

Warmest Regards,




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