Therese Dvorak
1951 - 2020
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Therese Dvorak

Born: August 12, 1951; in DeKalb, IL

Died: October 12, 2020; in DeKalb, IL

Therese "Terry" Dvorak, 69, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Monday, October 12, 2020, at her Home.

She was born August 12, 1951, in DeKalb, Illinois, the daughter of Samuel Louis and Magdalene Therese (Pavelic) Dvorak.

Therese was a graduate of DeKalb High School Class of 1969. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's degree in Education and received a Nursing Degree from Kishwaukee Community College in 1998. She was employed by Northern Illinois University and worked in Corporate Relations for many years. Therese later worked at Oakcrest Retirement Center until she retired in 2016, in 2002 she received Nurse Of The Year award at Oakcrest. She was a member of Christ the Teacher Parish at the Newman Center.

She is survived by two sisters, Mary (Gavin) Wilson & Marilynne Voris; her brother, Samuel (Linda) Dvorak; several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Steve Voris.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 19, 2020 at Christ the Teacher Parish, 512 Normal Road , DeKalb, with the Fr. Bonaventure Okoro of St. James Church officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in DeKalb.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services on Monday, October 19, 2020, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Therese Dvorak Memorial Fund, addressed to the Dvorak Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

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Published in Daily Chronicle on Oct. 15, 2020.
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October 18, 2020
I graduated with Therese and had her in many of our classes, we were friends through all our years at DeKalb High and it saddens me greatly to learn of her passing. She was a great friend, always happy and fun to be with. I am very sorry for your loss and wish that we would have been able to stay friends for years after high school. My life is greater for having known her. Joanne Dunham Carter
Joanne Carter
October 17, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. You are in my thoughts.
Linda Novotny
Linda Novotny
October 16, 2020
My prayers for the family. Terry was a beautiful woman of faith. It has been my pleasure to have been in her life. Her laugh and smile were contagious. She will be missed by the many lives she touched.
Patty Greenlee
October 15, 2020
Marilyn and family,

I am sorry for your loss.
Susan Casey
October 15, 2020
My condolences to Terry’s family. I have fond memories of Terry as a DeKalb High School classmate and a colleague at NIU. May Terry’s family find comfort and solace in their memories of her.
Virginia Seymour
October 15, 2020
So sorry to read about Terry's passing. I remember her well from our days at DeKalb Senior High School.
Katherine James
October 15, 2020
Knew Theresa since high school. She was a wonderful, caring person. My thoughts and prayers go to her family.
Susan Golden Feinberg
October 15, 2020
My deepest condolences to Terry's family. She was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. May she rest in peace.
Carolyn McIntyre
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