Dvorak, Ellen M.
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Ellen M. Dvorak, of Sheboygan Falls, fought a courageous battle but surrendered into the loving arms of God on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the age of 61 with her family by her side.
Ellen was born on March 12, 1952 in Antigo a daughter to the late Orville and Marie (Wissbroecker) Schmidt. She graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1971. On May 1, 1976 she was united in marriage to Walter Dvorak, Jr.. For many years Ellen was the cashier at Magic Car Wash. Ellen enjoyed her family especially the time spent with her grandchildren. She was an avid reader and enjoyed four wheeling, traveling, campfires and the time spent at the family cabin.
Ellen was a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church where she served as a greeter and Eucharistic minister. She had also been a leader of the Campfire Girls.
Ellen is survived by her husband, Walter, Jr., a son, Robert (Kendra) Dvorak of Plymouth; a daughter, Beth (Jared) Spencer of Sheboygan Falls; three grandchildren, D'Kota and John Dvorak and Kierra Spencer; a sister, Lois (Monte) Larson of Lake Tomahawk; her brothers, Ed Schmidt of Post Lake, Paul (Barb) Schmidt of Sheboygan and Jimmy (Debbie) Schmidt of Sheboygan; a brother-in-law, Roger (Betty) Dvorak of Auburndale and her sisters-in-law, Joanne McHugh of Altoona, Virginia (Wally) Fleischman of Blair, Violet Guenther of Milwaukee and Delores (Jim) Brun of Chippewa Falls. She is further survived by nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Ruth and brothers, Donald and Herman; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Walter and Josephine Dvorak and a brother-in-law, Richard.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Ellen on Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Cremation will follow the Mass. Family and friends may gather on Wednesday evening, July 24 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12 St. and on Thursday at the church, 1444 S. 11th St. from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m.
A memorial fund has been established in Ellen's name.
Ellen's family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, St. Nicholas Hospital 5th Floor, Dr. Matthews and his oncology staff and her special friends, Dietz, Linda and Rosie for all the care and compassion shown to Ellen.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com
Reinbold Novak Funeral Home
1535 South 12th Street Sheboygan, WI 53081
Published in Sheboygan Press on July 23, 2013