Dorothy Dvorak, 97
Aug. 9, 1917 -- July 11, 2015

Dorothy DvorakDorothy Dvorak, 97, was born into eternal life on July 11, 2015. Celebration of Life services will be held in Davenport, Iowa, on July 17, 2015. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Dorothy, mother of Cedarburg resident Tom (Jonnie) Dvorak, moved to Cedarburg in 2010, residing at Lasata Retirement Community and Harrison Home.

Dorothy Helen (Karkosh) Dvorak was born in Toledo, Iowa, on Aug. 9, 1917, the youngest of 10 children of James and Julia Karkosh. Dorothy graduated from Toledo High School in 1935 and taught school before marrying Theodore “Ted” V. Dvorak in 1937. Ted served in the Navy during World War II. The Dvoraks moved to Davenport after the war, where they raised their two sons, Jim and Tom.

Dorothy worked part time in the Davenport School System food service and in sales in a fine china gift store in the 1960s and 1970s. She was active in their church and volunteered in a hospital gift shop for 25 years.

Always very sociable, the couple was always “on the go” during retirement years. They joined local golf leagues and bridge groups, were members of the Elks, traveled around the country and spent several winters in south Texas. She was an excellent cook and entertained frequently. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings and a granddaughter, Lisa Dvorak. She is survived by her sons, Jim (Linda) of Atlanta, Ga., and Tom (Jonnie) of Cedarburg; grandchildren, Dean (Laura) Dvorak, Mickie Baker, Jamie (Hershel) Dvorak Miller, Joseph Dvorak and Tammy (Billy) Mayfield; great-grandchildren, Cody, Ethan, Leslie Dvorak; Kaitlynne, Eli and Genevieve Miller; William (Nadia) and Bryce Mayfield; great-great-grandchild Isabella Mayfield, as well as several nieces, nephews and other close relatives.

Online condolences can be expressed by visiting her obituary at She will be missed greatly by family and friends. The family would especially like to thank the staff of Harrison Home for their outstanding care and compassion. Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 2330 W. 41st St., Davenport, Iowa, 52806.