Funeral Mass for Margaret M. Dvorak, 86, of Dickinson will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 17, 2021 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with Father Robert Shea celebrating. Burial will follow at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery.
Visitation for Margaret will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Stevenson Funeral Home, with a Rosary and Vigil Service taking place at 6:00 p.m.
Margaret passed away, surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson.
Margaret M. Dvorak was born November 23, 1934, one of six children to John and Pauline (Simek) Binstock. She grew up on the family farm near New Hradec. She attended school at Sts. Peter and Paul grade school. Margaret loved being outdoors and working with her Dad on the farm. At her sister’s wedding, Margaret met Edward E. Dvorak, and the rest is history. Margaret and Edward were married on September 23, 1953 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. They were blessed with 8 children, Sharlene, Janel, Judy, Randy, Allan, Eddy, Kathy and Terry. The family made their home on the Dvorak ranch near Manning. Margaret and Edward were blessed with many good years on the farm. In 2005, they retired to Dickinson and made it their home ever since.
Margaret and Edward were a special couple, always welcoming their neighbors and visitors for a homemade meal and a game of cards. Margaret was a great cook! She appreciated the outdoors, loved to garden and work the farm. She took pride in being self-sufficient and providing everything her family needed. She was an accomplished seamstress, making quilts for all of her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards or a trip to the casino. In her younger days, she spent Saturday nights dancing with Edward. Her favorite holiday was the 4th of July where she enjoyed the festive environment, evening fireworks, followed by watermelon, summer sausage and chocolate covered doughnuts.
Margaret lived her life knowing, loving and serving God. She loved her family and especially her grandchildren.
Margaret was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister and member of the St. Ann’s Altar Society. She was a member of the Czech Heritage organization, Catholic Daughters, and St. Anthony’s Club.
Margaret is survived by sons, Randy of Dickinson, Eddy (Beth) of Dickinson, and Terry (Marci) of Dickinson; daughters, Sharlene (Jerry) Tuhy of Dickinson, Janel (Galen) Jablonsky of Dickinson, Judy (Gordan) Augustine of Two Rivers, WI, and Kathy (Michael) Johnson of Rapid City, SD; daughter-in-law, Reyne Dvorak of Haslet, TX; 27 grandchildren, Penny (Ryan) Zurn, Malissa (Jeff) Ubben, Shelsie (Phillip) Nesburg, Justin (Katy) Jablonsky, Lacie (Dustin) Fritel, Jude (Skye) Johnson, Margaret Ann (Joe) Garceau, Louisa (Lyle) Banks, Sam (M.J.) Johnson, Cory (Kelly) Augustine, Chad Augustine, Kenny Dvorak, Kevin (Shannay) Dvorak, Tyler Dvorak, Kalcey Dvorak, Brittany (Collin) Kudrna, Shaunda (Patrick) Brooke, Megan (Nolan) Schwartz, Hannah (Mason) Lautenschlager, Sarah Strube, Jacob (Angela) Johnson, Adam Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Seth Johnson, Kass Dvorak, Sadi Dvorak, Kaden Dvorak; 31 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ray(Sylvia) Binstock, and George Binstock, sister-in-laws, Minnie Lefor, Agnes Stockert, and Darlene Dvorak all of Dickinson.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Edward E. Dvorak; parents, John and Pauline Binstock; step mother Josephine(Jedlicha-Kovash) Binstock, son, Allan Dvorak; daughter-in-law, Gina Dvorak; brothers, Robert and Gary Binstock; sister Martha Dvorak; and other family including brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
The family extends special thanks to St. Benedict’s Heath Center, St. Benedict’s Assisted Living, and CHI Hospice staff.
In lieu of flowers, Margaret’s family suggests memorials to St. Ann’s Altar Society.