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Friday March 19th, 2021
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Patricia Ann Francis Dvoracek

Pat Dvoracek was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who departed this life on March 10, 2021. She was 84 years old, and slipped away peacefully with family by her side. She had been under hospice care at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo, North Dakota.
Patricia Ann Francis Bott Dvoracek was born in Flandreau, South Dakota to John and Mary (Fiegen) Bott on October 3, 1936- coincidentally on her sister’s 5th birthday. When she was two years old, her mother passed away giving birth to her sister. When she was five years old, her father succumbed to an accident. With help from friends and relatives, Pat’s oldest sister raised the family and kept the children out of an orphanage.
Pat grew up in Colman, South Dakota until 10th grade when her family moved to Orland, South Dakota where she helped care for the family cows, hogs, and chickens, and large garden. She graduated from Orland High School in 1954, after which she studied for three years at Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Yankton, SD.
Pat met her future husband Donnley when she was training in a small hospital in Tyndall, SD. The two met at a dance hall and shared their love of dancing together ever since. They got engaged in November, 1957 and were married August 5, 1958 in Humboldt, SD at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. They lived together on Don’s family farm near Tabor, SD where they worked side by side for decades in the field, maintaining livestock, and keeping a garden. There was minimal automation on the ranch, so much of the regular feeding and chores were to be done by hand. In addition to her ranch duties, Pat raised three children, put every single meal on the table, and kept the house in order. Their first son, Mark, was born in 1959 and their second son Kevin followed in 1961. Their daughter Kimberly was born in 1967.
Pat was a member of St. Leo’s Alter Society, VFW Auxiliary, and a faithful member of Alcoholics Anonymous for over 46 years. She and her husband attended several AA conferences, guided others through the program, and made many lifetime friendships. She was very proud of her husband’s sobriety and supported him in every way. Pat loved to dance, always had cookies baked for visitors, and was a shark at pinochle and yahtzee. Pat’s faith was a source of her strength to get through difficult times.
She was preceded in death by her husband and great grandson Chase Besette.
She is survived by son Mark (Judy) Dvoracek of Fargo, ND; son Kevin Dvoracek of Sioux Falls, SD; daughter Kim (Mike) Suppa of West Fargo, ND; grandchildren Chrissy (Brad) Besette, Travis Dvoracek, Jesse, Courtney and Elizabeth Suppa; great granddaughter Hope Besette; and sister Rosemary Vogt of Minneapolis, MN.

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Precious family of Pat, You have our empathy regarding your loss. We knew Pat when we were all children in the 1940s and 1950s. Peace & prayer, Srs. Mary Lou & Ruth, Donna, Pat, Mike, Carol, & Anne

Sr. Mary Lou Geraets Mar 26 2021 10:59 PM

Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, and many wonderful memories of your Mom and Grandma to help and encourage you each day. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. I will miss my good friend, Pat, too. God Bless you

Esther Rye Mar 24 2021 5:10 AM

Your family is in our prayers as you remember your mom and know she is joined with your dad in a far better place with no pain and suffering. We are very sorry we could not be at the funeral in person.

John and Marge Bott Mar 20 2021 7:05 PM

Loving thoughts go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Hanna Morr Mar 18 2021 4:50 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with this family during this time of sadness. She was a great lady.

Nancy Barnes Mar 18 2021 5:30 AM

My heartfelt sympathy to all of Pat and Donnelly's family. It's so difficult to lose our parents. May God wrap his arms around each of you and bring you comfort!

Peg (Dvoracek) Stratman Mar 15 2021 10:58 PM

Deepest sympathies to your family. I have many good memories of our family get togethers across the road at Grandmas and Grandpas. Auntie Pat gave me many, many allergy shots over the years. She was a sweet lady.

Janice (Dvoracek) LeMay Mar 14 2021 9:59 PM

My sincere sympathies to Pat's Family. I've many fond memories Auntie Pat & Uncle Donnelly growing up. They were always there when needed & many good times were had. RIP!

Dwayne Dvoracek Mar 14 2021 9:20 PM

We had property which bordered Pat & Donnelly's land. Really enjoyed the coffee talks sitting inside their small work shop. Learned a lot from the both of them about life in South Dakota. Always quick with a smile and a laugh as we talked. They will be sadly missed by many.

Jerris Miles Mar 14 2021 5:29 AM

Deepest sympathy as she was a sweet little lady who was always by Donnelly's side.

Evelyn Kloucek Mar 12 2021 2:55 PM

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