Funeral Mass for Elsie Dvorak 92, of Dickinson will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Monsignor Thomas Richter celebrating. Burial will follow at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery.
Visitation for Elsie will be from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday, November 10, 2023 at Stevenson Funeral Home with a rosary being held at 6:00 p.m.
Elsie passed away Monday, November 6, 2023 at St. Benedict’s Health in Dickinson.
Elsie was born May 11, 1931 in Dickinson to Wenzel and Julia (Luptak) Rambousek. She grew up on her family farm west of New Hradec and attended farm school until the eighth grade. Along with her parents, Elsie moved to Dickinson where she began working for Green Drug as a waitress. On October 17, 1949, Elsie married Leonard Dvorak at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dickinson. Elsie knew she would marry Leonard the first day she met him. After the couple was married they moved to Leonard’s family farm. Together the couple worked side by side until 1980 when their daughter and son-in-law, Noreen and Roger Kudrna bought the farm. Leonard and Elsie then moved to Dickinson and built a new home. In October of 2018, the couple moved to St. Benedict’s Court. In August of 2022 Elsie moved to Country House where she made her home for over a year in their loving community.
Elsie was always a caregiver, whether it was to her family, the farm, or to Leonard in his later years of failing health.
Elsie was a member of the Homemaker’s Club, New Hradec Rosary Society where she was the group leader for a decade of the rosary, and a leader of the Queen of Peace kitchen. She also made noodles for the Mardi Gras and rohlicky and kolaches Czech Heritage Events.
Elsie loved all holiday’s, especially Thanksgiving and the meaning of the pilgrims. Her family always said her stuffing was the best. She loved to entertain, play pinochle and she always made sure to end the evening with a good game of show down. She loved going out with Leonard and dancing the evenings away.
Elsie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Arnie and Connie, their sons, Chris (Mindy), their son, Wyatt; son, Justin; their daughters, Dianna (Robbie), and Amber (Brian) Mueller and their children, Gaybriellea and Owen; daughter and son-in-law, Noreen and Roger Kudrna, their daughter, Julie (Dean) Berry and their children, Abby, Jackson and Jill (Bryan) Davidson, and their children Baylee and Laytyn; son, Darren; sister-in-law, Beatrice Rambousek.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard (May 2019); parents, Wenzel and Julia Rambousek; sibilings, Mary Steffan, Mildred Polensky, Martha Meduna, Amy Dvorak, Emil Rambousek, infant brother, Louie Rambousek; baby- great-grandson, Brooks Berry.