Evelyn "Evie" Dvorak
August 25, 1926-May 15, 2019
Evelyn "Evie" Dvorak, 92, of Brainard, passed away on May 15, 2019, in Lincoln.
A Rosary/Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 20, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with interment at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Brainard. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation.
Evie was born on Aug. 25, 1926, to Max and Rosie (Kulhanek) Dusatko, who resided on a farm north of Brainard. At the young age of four, she began her elementary education at a rural school, District 8. Her high school years were spent at Brainard High. Following her high school education, she enrolled at the National Business Institute at Lincoln, where she graduated with a degree in Secretarial Science. Following graduation from NBI, she was employed at the Agricultural Statistician's office in Lincoln. She later worked at the American Red Cross office based at the Lincoln Army Base. Her position of secretary was interrupted when her brother, Edwin, was drafted to serve his country in World War II and there was a need for Evie to return to the farm to assist her parents with the farm work in his absence.
It was in October of 1946, that she married Edwin Dvorak. They resided on a farm southwest of Brainard, where they pursued the vocation of farming for many years. Two children were born to this union: Judy born in 1948, and Vern born in 1951.
In 1981, Evie and her husband built a new house on the original Dvorak farmstead, located one mile south of Brainard. It was after the death of her husband in 2003, that she moved to Brainard, where she has resided since.
When hard times hit in the 50's, Evie sought employment out of the home, first working at Henningson Egg Plant; she then worked in the East Butler cafeteria for several years, and for five years she commuted to Lincoln working as an MTST operator at the Game and Parks Commission office. In 1973, she was hired as Administrative Secretary at East Butler and remained there for 15 years.
Evie was a member of the Holy Trinity Church her entire life. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Guild and the Parish Council of Catholic Women, and held officer positions in both organizations. She enjoyed numerous hobbies. She especially enjoyed cooking, baking, cake decorating, gardening, writing, assisting with church activities, and her family and friends were very dear to her heart.
Survivors include her children: Judy Dvorak Groshans of Lincoln, and Vern (Kathy) Dvorak of Brainard; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marvene Bruner; sisters-in-law: Louise Dvorak Templeton, Delores Dvorak Sedlak, Delores Dvorak Dvorak; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Preceding Evie in death were her parents, Max and Rosie Dusatko; her husband, Edwin in 2003; brother, Edwin Dusatko; sister, Leona Janak; father and mother-in-law, Louie and Helen Dvorak; and brothers-in-law: Dennis Dvorak, Richard Janak, David (Gladyce) Mitchell, Leon Sedlak, Ray Templeton, Pee Wee (Ernest) Bruner.