Born: May 7, 1949 in Sycamore, IL
Died: August 17, 2021 in DeKalb, IL
Melba F. Dvorak, 72, of Sycamore, Ill., died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, DeKalb.
Born May 7, 1949, in Sycamore, the daughter of Hillard Herbert and Mary Maxine (Worley) Schroeder, Melba married James D. Dvorak on April 19, 1986, in Sycamore.
A graduate of Sycamore High School, Melba's favorite job was at Anaconda Cable and Wire driving a forklift and that's where she met her husband. Jim was a truck driver and they would visit while he was dropping off or picking up loads. She also worked at Illinois Community Credit Union for 25 years. She was a member of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John in Sycamore. She enjoyed reading, listening to music, playing cards and games and spending time with her family. For the people that know her she was a quirky and funny person to be around. Every Christmas she loved to set up her Christmas village with the ceramic houses she collected.
Melba is survived by her husband, Jim; son, Dean M. (Samantha) Dailey; grandchildren, Jordan (Doug) Thiering of Janesville, WI, Christina Dailey of Minneapolis, MN, and Braden Dailey of Sycamore, IL; great-grandchildren, Roman and Emerald Thiering; brother, Terry H. (Susan) Schroeder of Sycamore; aunt, Bev Worley; uncle, Robert Worley; niece, Amanda Yates (Ben) Magel; nephews, Paul (Lauren) Schroeder, Troy (Deb) Ruthe; and great nephew, Connor.
She was predeceased by her parents; son, Dennis Dailey and sister, Phyliss M. (Schroeder) Ruthe.
The family would like to thank the staff at Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center and Heartland Hospice for their care and support.
Memorials can be made to the family for a fund to be established
Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, August 23, 2021, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore, IL 60178 a visitation will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 4 pm to 6 pm and one hour prior to the service on Monday both at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore.
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Published by The MidWeek News from Aug. 18 to Aug. 25, 2021.