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Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Thursday February 28th, 2019
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Mass of Christian Burial

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Friday March 1st, 2019

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Barbara J. "Barb" Dvorak

Barbara J. “Barb” Dvorak, 59, of St. Paul, died unexpectedly, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Revs. Rayappa Konka and Ray Kosmicki will concelebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Barb was born on Sept. 3, 1959, at St. Paul, the daughter of Robert A. and Marlene J. (Svoboda) Holt. She was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church in St. Paul and later confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in St. Paul. She grew up on a farm north of St. Paul and attended St. Paul Public School. As a young girl she was involved in 4-H and Girl Scouts. She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1978, where she was active in pep club and school musicals. She then attended Kearney State College where she received her Bachelors Degree in Education in 1982. She was united in marriage to Roger R. Dvorak on July 10, 1982, in St. Paul. The couple lived in Wood River where they raised their family. Barb worked at various jobs in the area over the years, including: Casey's in Wood River, Dandelion Daycare in Wood River, KDL and Noah's Ark in Grand Island, as a para educator at Shelton High School and as a cook at Wood River High School. After being involved in a car accident in 2014, she became a full time “Zoom Grandma”, who would zoom to care for her grandchildren at a moments notice. In Sept, 2018, the couple moved to rural St. Paul, where she lived the rest of her life. She joined the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Wood River in 1989. When her children were young she served as a Girl Scout leader and assisted with Boys Scouts. She was also a longtime member of the Wood River Fire Department and Fire Department Auxiliary. Barb enjoyed sewing and was passionate about following the Wrestling teams of Wood River and St. Paul High Schools. She dearly loved spending time with her three grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Roger Dvorak of St. Paul; mother, Marlene Holt of Grand Island; children and spouses, Matthew and Karee Dvorak of Doniphan and Michaela and Eric Jackson of Oxford; grandchildren, Max Dvorak, Bryar Jackson and Bryant Jackson; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Christal Holt of St. Paul; niece, Brittany Holt of St. Paul; mother-in-law, Evelyn Dvorak of St. Paul; sister-in-law and husband, Sharon and Ken Zlomke of Lincoln; brothers-in-law and wives, Bob and Betty Dvorak of St. Paul, Ron and Julie Dvorak of St. Libory and Randy and Karen Dvorak of St. Paul. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Holt; nephew, Derek Holt; and father-in-law, Alvin Dvorak. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hear Crystal Caravan

Crystal Caravan Mar 1 2019 3:27 PM

Roger and family...So very, very sorry for your loss. Barb was so full of life and so much fun to be around. I remember her well with Ann when they were in college, they helped with my bulletin boards! If you needed anything Barb was always right there. She will be missed by all she touched. I know we will see here again one day. May the wonderful memories, family and friends help you through this difficult time. Will keep you and all your family in my thoughts and prayers. Kim and Lynn (Sahling) Struebing

Lynn Struebing Feb 27 2019 11:55 AM

Roger, Deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Jon and Sylvie Sazama

Jon Sazama Feb 27 2019 10:10 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you to have peace and acceptance and many wonderful memories. Bob & Dianne Ziller

Dianne Ziller Feb 27 2019 9:53 AM

Thinking of you all. Jan

Jan Rathman Feb 26 2019 12:54 AM

Was very saddened to see in the paper about Barb's passing. Enjoyed her all the yrs I was their mail carrier. Had lots to talk about becsuse I knew her and Rogers families. I know you hearts are so sad and you will miss her, but remember all the wonderful thi gs about her, and will help too give you some comfort. GOD BE WITH YOU ALL. Our DEEPEST SYMPATHIES.

Jan Rathman Feb 26 2019 12:53 AM

Thoughts, prayers and our deepest sympathies to all of Barbs family for your loss. Treasure your memories with her.

Tim and Nancy (Vik) Shindle Feb 25 2019 8:36 PM

My deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you for your loss. Barb was a wonderful lady, awesome Wife , Mother and Grandmother. She loved her family dearly, cherish all the wonderful memories you have made and cherish everyone of them. Want you all to know how very sorry we are and that you are in everyone's prayers at this very difficult time. She is with her Lord now, no more pain, she is at Peace. God's love and Blessings to you. Love Velda

Velda M Peters Feb 25 2019 6:53 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John and Denise Lukasiewicz

John Lukasiewicz Feb 25 2019 5:40 PM

Well Barb we have so many memories to share. I worked with your husband for several years and I remember all the times he would call you to run errands for us and you always did. Thank you for your time. We watched our children grow up to be beautiful and wonderful adults. And all the time we volunteered for DU. Barb you will be missed by all. RIP Bo & Denise Wissing

Denise Wissing Feb 25 2019 12:17 PM

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