DONALD H. DVORAK
MONTGOMERY, AL - Donald H. Dvorak age 91 of Montgomery, Alabama passed away at the Baptist Hospital East, Montgomery, Alabama, on May 10, 2021, two days short of his 92nd birthday, with family by his side. He was born at the Hillsboro Hospital in Hillsboro, Wisconsin May 12, 1929 the son of William and Anna C. (Vodak) Dvorak. He graduated from the Hillsboro High School , class of 1949.
Don was married to Betty Obert on August 22, 1953 at the United Brethern Church in Valley, Wisconsin. Together they farmed near Hillsboro, Wisconsin for seven years.
In November 1959, Donald was employed at the Wisconsin State Division of Corrections in Waupun, Wisconsin working there for over 29 years until his retirement in January 1989. During that time of employment, Don spent his days off working part time at Beyer’s Funeral Home; Hopp’s Contractors, carpentry work; Red Owl Grocery Store; Ready Mix, driving cement trucks; School Bus Driver for Edmunds Bus Service; and Houdek’s Grocery Store.
After his retirement, he worked part and full time for several years driving the delivery trucks at NAPA Auto Parts. Don enjoyed working with people and he had many friends. Don was a member of the Union Congregational Church, serving on the Board of Trustees; a member of the Waupun Masonic Lodge #48 since 1980, serving as Treasurer; a member of the Valley Madison, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, U.S.A. 32. Don also belonged to the Zor Shriners International, who helped support the Shriners Hospitals. In his free time, Don enjoyed coaching his son Alan in hockey and was a member of the Waupun Hockey Association, serving on the buidling committe for the Hockey Center, which later became the Waupun Community Center.
Don loved dances, fishing, deer hunting, sports, especially hockey, football, and the Green Bay Packers. He was fond of traveling and would tell stories from his family camping trips and the one month camping and sight seeing trip to Alaska with his wife, Betty. Don also loved keeping his 2 and 1/4 acre lawn mowed with his John Deere lawn mower and taking care of family’s small fruit tree orchard. His family and friends brought him great joy always - all six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and visits with all of them is what he loved most. He will always be remembered as a friendly person by everyone.
Don is survived by his wife Betty, two children: daughter Paula Hansen of Montgomery, Alabama and son Alan (Jennifer) Dvorak of Wetumpka, Alabama; six grandchildren: Chad (Molly) Hansen of Cincinnati, Ohio, Todd (Erin) Hansen of Fort Mill, South Carolina, Heather (Dennis) Rowlen of Birmingham, Alabama, Natalie (Josh) Mayer of Golden, Colorado, Lindsey (Zade) Faraj of Boulder, Colorado, and Brittany (Jonathan) Tran of Nashville, Tennessee; nine great grandchildren: Katelyn Hansen of Auburn, Alabama, Anna Ryan Hansen and Hunter Hansen of Fort Mill, South Carolina, Mia Hansen of Cincinnati,Ohio, Bess Rowlen and Henry Rowlen of Birmingham, Alabama, Eliana Mayer and Siena Mayer of Golden Colorado, Mira Faraj of Boulder, Colorado; brother-in-law: Berl Obert of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; niece: Janice (Jim) Loomis of Sebostopol, California; nephews: Ed Dvorak of Madison, Wisconsin, Brian (Erin) Obert and Brent Obert, of Minneapolis, Minnesota,and Scott Obert of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Adolph and Mary Dvorak, father-in-law and mother-in-law Otto and Bessie Obert, son-in-law Col. Steven L. Hansen, brother-in-law and sister-in-law William and Lois Obert, sister-in-law Joyce Obert, nephews Gary Dvorak and Bennett Obert. Burial plans in Wisconsin will be made for a later date.