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Leonard H. Dvoracek

December 24, 1928 — February 7, 2015

Rev. John McNeil
Organist ~ Becky Tycz
Soloist ~ Joe Sokolowski
“Our Father”
“Be Not Afraid”
Congregational Hymns
“Amazing Grace”
“How Great Thou Art”
Luke Ven Osdel
Brandon Semler
Justin Van Winkle
Randy Weier
Ryan Randall
Gary Sedlacek
Casey Luke
Tyler Van Winkle
Leonard H. Dvoracek was born on December 24, 1928 at his family farm near Tabor, SD to Charlie and Tillie (Jilek) Dvoracek. He moved off the family farm at the age of 14, where he worked at the bowling alley and attended Tyndall High School where he was crowned homecoming king and was a captain of his beloved football team. Leonard married Dorothy “Belle” Starr on November 9, 1949 in Luverne, MN. Leonard was a dedicated hard worker and was employed on the construction of the Yankton Dam and Highway 50, and many other construction sites and gravel pits. He finally found his way to his true passion, farming. Leonard had two important loves in his life: his family and his farm. He was a loving and giving father and grandfather who cared deeply and openly for his family. In Leonard’s eyes, his grandchildren could do no wrong. He was a born teacher, instilling life lessons by helping others understand the business of farming, helping his grandkids learn to drive, and teaching generations of family members how to play cards. He had an infectious laugh and a witty sense of humor which made him a favorite among anyone that met him. Leonard enjoyed many hobbies including playing pinochle, watching sports, playing black jack at casinos, and telling stories of his unforgettable life. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Tyndall, SD. He died on Saturday February 7, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Home in Tyndall, SD at the age of 86 surrounded by his loved ones.
Leonard’s memory will be cherished by his three children, Sheryl Van Winkle, Tyndall, SD; Debbie Einrem, Sioux Falls, SD; Gary and wife, Michelle (Kreber) Dvoracek, Springfield, SD; seven grandchildren, Jeff (Karl), Justin (Lisa), Jessica (B.J.), Nick, McKenzie (Ryan), Derrik, and Garrett; seven great-grandchildren, Tyler (Brittany), Jared, Scott, Tanner, Allisan, Kolton, and Kailey; two great-great grandchildren, Paisley and Quinn; one brother, Donnley (Pat), Tabor, SD; Randy (Lisa) Weier; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy “Belle”; his grandson, Scott Van Winkle; his parents, Charlie and Tillie; his sisters Elsie Vitek and Madeline Schneider; and his brothers Charlie and Alvin and two son-in-laws, Jerry Einrem and Rick Van Winkle.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home - Tyndall

1806 Laurel St, Tyndall, SD 57066

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