Carol Dvorak

Monday, June 13, 2016 4:55 pm

Carol Dvorak, 72, of rural Ridgeway, died Friday, June 10, 2016, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville, with Rev. Robert Gross officiating. Organist is Jeanette Dietzenbach. Cantor is Dan Silhacek. St. Wenceslaus Choir will sing. Hymns are “Here I am Lord,” “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Going Home” and “How Great Thou Art.” Lector is Dale Hovden. Offertory gift bearers are  Samuel, Alexus and Breanna Dvorak. Eucharistic ministers are Phyllis Riehle and David Henkels. Casket bearers are Roumel Reynon, David Henkels, Donald Spande, Albert Spande, Kail Dvorak and Chris Dvorak. Interment is at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery, Spillville. Arrangements are being handled by Balik Funeral Home, Spillville.

Carol Marie (Spande) Dvorak was born Dec. 3, 1943, to Milton and Beulah (Ramlo) Spande of Mabel, Minn. Carol graduated from Mabel High School in 1961 and she attended beauty school in Mankato, Minn. She worked in Winona, Minn., Donlon Drug Store in Decorah and then went to Rochester, Minn., where she worked at a beauty shop. Carol was united in marriage to David Dvorak Oct. 22, 1966, in Rochester, Minn. They moved to Cresco and she worked at the Crown Beauty Shop and at the Hovden Grocery Store in Ridgeway until it closed. In 1969, they moved to their farm near Ridgeway and Carol helped alongside her husband. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, refinishing furniture, going to garage sales and spending time with her grandchildren. She was also known to love her sweets. In 1985, she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

Carol is survived by her husband, David Dvorak, Ridgeway; three children: Chris (Melinda) Dvorak, Ridgeway; Kail Dvorak, Onalaska, Wis.; and Jilaine (Roumel) Reynon, Plainfield, Ill.; five grandchildren: Samuel, Alexus, Breanna, Sophia and Lillian Dvorak; two brothers, Albert (Sue) Spande, Onalaska, Wis. and Donald Spande, Newberg, Minn.; one sister, Bonnie (David) Henkels, Worthington, Minn.; sister-in-law, Diane Juve, Decorah.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Beulah (Ramlo) Spande; her father- and mother-in-law, Leonard and Genevieve (Hovden) Dvorak; one brother-in-law, Dennis Juve.

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