Delores Dvorak

December 24, 1928 - April 27, 2023

Delores M. Dvorak, age 94, died peacefully with her family at her side at her home at Praha Village on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Delores was born on December 24, 1928 in New Prague to Helmer and Anna (Krueger) Krohn. She attended New Prague Public Schools and met her husband, Rudy Dvorak, in New Prague. The couple married in the same church where Delores was baptized and confirmed, Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church on October 20, 1948. After Rudy retired, the couple enjoyed many trips together, seeing much of the United States. Her faith and church formed the tenet of her life and she attended weekly bible studies at Friedens throughout her life and lived her faith. Her gardens were legendary and she routinely shared them with family and friends with little flower bouquets to brighten a day or the vegetables both fresh and canned that graced her table, adding to her reputation as a great cook. She successfully and independently lived in her home until age 93. Life revolved around her family and Delores rarely missed an activity that her children or grandchildren were involved in, whether it was sporting events or concerts, or lending both physical and emotional support whenever the need arose. Her family brought her great joy.

Delores is survived by her children, Jenny (David) Schultz of Good Thunder, Jackie (Ken) Meyer of Eden Prairie, Barb (Brett) Paradis of Alexandria, Brad (Amy) Dvorak of Burnsville, Sue (Marty) Busch of Red Wing; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Vonnie Marek of Prior Lake.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Rudy, on July 23, 2001; parents; grandchildren, Elizabeth Mae Schultz and Jamie Anne Paradis; brother, Orville Krohn.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lanesburgh with Pastor Henry Koch officiating. Visitation will take place at church from 1:30 – 3:00 PM. Burial will occur at Friedens Cemetery followed by lunch in the church hall.

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Ed and Linda Pint
1 year ago

Thinking of you and your family. We were sad to hear that your mom had passed away. She really was a beautiful person and I know she’ll be missed.

Mike and Roxanne Rudie
1 year ago

Delores was such a wonderful beautiful person. She always had a big smile on her face and was happy to see you. I enjoyed talking with her at Friedan’s and when she would attend church or activities at Bloomington Lutheran with Brad or Jackie. Delores was that person you would love to see. She certainly touched a lot of lives.
Our thoughts and prayers to Delores family and friends as you celebrate her life.

Jean Zimanske
1 year ago

My sympathy to Delores’ family and friends. She was a delightful woman who always had a smile on her face and something kind to say. We often compared gardening stories, and she was always quick to share a new recipe for zucchini and kale ! She is a pleasant memory on my heart, and I am better for knowing her. Happy gardening in heaven with Rudy ! You will be missed.

Doug Marek
1 year ago


So happy to be able to visit you at your home or at lunch with Mom over the past few years. I loved seeing your garden and the pride that you took in it each year. I even have used some of your ideas in our garden over the years! I am going to miss the baked cookies that you shared when we visited you at home. You always made us feel like home, even though at times we lived far away. We will always remember the good times and memories… they will last forever!

Dee Paradis
1 year ago

I knew Delores for a bit over 40 years; from the time that her daughter Barb began dating my son Brett and who eventually married. Indeed she was a woman of Faith & family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Dee Paradis

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