Obituary of David Frank Dvorak
David Frank Dvorak, 62, of West Liberty, died on October 19, 2023 after a brief illness. The family is deeply saddened by David’s sudden death.
A celebration of life will be held 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at the West Liberty Community Center, 1204 North Calhoun St., West Liberty. Visitation will be Tuesday, 4 to 7 P.M. at the community center. Burial will be in the North Prairie Cemetery, West Liberty. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established, memorial donations may be made to David Dvorak Memorial Fund. Memorial donations may be sent to David Dvorak Memorial Fund, o/o Jody Cole 307 E. 17th Street West Liberty, Iowa 52776 or Henderson-Barker Funeral Home, PO Box 46, West LIberty, Iowa 52776
David was born on January 12, 1961. He grew up in rural Wilton and graduated from Wilton High School in 1979. He earned his BS in Ag Business and Farm Management at Iowa State University and was a graduate of the Executive Program for Agricultural Producers at Texas A&M.
David was married to Jody Cole for 34 years and later divorced. Together they raised two children, Casey and John. Dave had a deep love for his kids and his one-year old grandson Leo.
David grew up loving the land and his family farm. He committed himself to being a good steward of the land throughout his 40 years of farming. Farming was his pride, joy, and life's work. Dave cherished long-time friendships and business relationships as members of AAPEX, the Association of Agriculture Production Executives, and his Farm Journal peer group. David furthered his commitment to his hometown and the ag community at large by serving as President of the Iowa Farm Business Association and contributed to the education of farmers through his support of the local FFA and the Muscatine Community College Ag program. He was most recently serving on the WeLead board of directors. Beyond his community, David was an enthusiastic world traveler, a joy he shared with his family. David played rugby for ISU and continued to play into his 40’s with the Ruffians and the Iowa City Ducks.
David is survived by his former wife, Jody of West Liberty; his children Casey Dvorak of London, England, and John (Amy) Dvorak of Victor, NY; his grandson Leo Thomas Dvorak; his parents Frank and Rita Collier Dvorak formerly of rural Wilton; his brother Doug (Lynne) Dvorak of Denver, CO; sister Susan Dvorak (John) McMahon of Chicago, IL; and several nieces and nephews.