Paul's graduation from Marine bootcamp, December 1999.
Paul Dvorak
  • 30 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 18, 1981
  • Place of birth:
    Schuyler, Nebraska, United States
  • Date of passing: Mar 14, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Clarkson, Nebraska, United States
Of Tender Heart and Generous Spirit

Paul D. Dvorak, 30, of Clarkson, Nebraska, died Monday, March 14, 2011, in Clarkson.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, March 18, 2011, at SS Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Clarkson. Father Tim Forget will celebrate the Mass and burial will be at Clarkson Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by VFW Cornhusker Post 6419. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 PM to 7 PM at the church. There will be a Vigil Service at 7 PM Thursday at the church. Visitation will continue Friday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the church.

Paul was born February 18, 1981, in Schuyler, Nebraska, to Dennis and Rita (Svik) Dvorak. He attended Colfax County Dist 30 and then graduated from Clarkson High School in 1999. Paul enlisted in the Marines and served 4 years of active duty. While on active duty he served in Kosovo. After his active duty, he served in the reserves until he was honorably discharged on April 15, 2010. While in the reserves he served in Iraq and had attained the rank of staff sergeant. Paul had worked for BlueBird Nursery and for the past year had been a crop adjuster with RCIS insurance. His interests included landscaping, bowling, billiards, and doing numerous handyman projects around the farm. He was a life member of VFW Cornhusker Post 6419 and a member of Clarkson Fire and Rescue Squad.

Paul is survived by
Parents: Dennis and Rita Dvorak of Clarkson, NE
Sister: Dawn (Brady) Venema of Omaha, NE
Nephew: Drake Venema of Omaha, NE
Niece: Eden Venema of Omaha, NE
Aunt and Uncle: Terry and Nancy Svik of Norfolk, NE
Aunt and Uncle: Curt and Kathy Svik of Norfolk, NE
Aunt and Uncle: Regg and Phyllis Ross of Ankeny, IA
Aunt and Uncle: Larry and Mavis Stears of Tacoma, WA
many cousins

He is preceded in death by:
Grandparents: Joe and Magdalene Svik
Grandparents: Jerome and Wilma Dvorak

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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dawn Venema on 23rd February 2012

"Not how did he die, but how did he live? Not what did he gain, but what did he give? Not, what was his church, nor what was his creed? But had he befriended those really in need? Was he ever ready, with word of good cheer, to bring back a smile, to banish a tear? Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say, but how many were sorry when he passed away?"

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