Cynthia M. ‘Tootie’ (Essman) Dvorak

April 9, 1953 – Sept. 10, 2010

Cynthia M. "Tootie" (Essman) Dvorak, 57, of Wales, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She was born April 9, 1953, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Albert and Delores "Dee" Baumhardt Essman.

She was a graduate of Goodrich High School and received her associate degree as a dental assistant from Moraine Park Technical College. Cindy loved to travel and watch her grandchildren play. She was a friend of Bill W. She also enjoyed decorating eggs and cakes, and doing needlepoint.

Cindy is survived by her loving husband, George; a son, Jamey Essman of Fond du Lac; two stepdaughters, Erin (Craig) Bolz of West Allis and Stacey (Daniel) Adamczyk of Muskego; three grandchildren, Shawn Bolz and Addison and Sophie Adamczyk; her mother and stepfather, Lee and Dee Walker of Fond du Lac; a brother, Larry Essman of Eden; three stepsisters, Cindy (Kenny) Dean, Linda (Brian) Dudzik and Christie (Blaine) Ebert; her cat, Snuggles; and countless friends and her recovery family.

Her father and maternal and paternal grandparents preceded her in death.

Visitation for Cynthia M. "Tootie" (Essman) Dvorak will be from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Sept. 18, at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park Ave., Fond du Lac. The Rev. James Droste will officiate and inurnment will be in the town of Empire Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Heart Association. Additional information and a guest book may be found at

Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 920-922-5110, is serving the family.