Stanley Dvorak Obituary

Stanley Joseph Dvorak
Stanley Joseph Dvorak

January 13, 1929 - August 25, 2019
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Brookfield, Illinois


Stanley Joseph Dvorak, age 90, of Brookfield, Illinois passed away peacefully Sunday, August 25, 2019. Beloved husband of Anita Ruth Dvorak nee Oberg; loving father of David (Lois) Dvorak, Ruth (Thomas) Marshall, Elisabeth Dvorak-Hervas and the late Peter Dvorak; cherished son of the late Stanley and  the late Alice Dvorak; proud grandfather of Jessica (Jarrett) Moyer, Jonathan (Gemma) Dvorak, Elizabeth Dvorak, Joseph (Sarah) Marshall, Thomas Marshall, Michael Marshall, Kara Marshall, Christopher Hervas, Elinor-Vivenne Hervas and the late Faith Hervas; great grandfather of Gabrielle and Samuel Moyer; dear brother of the late Carol (George) Henriksen; fond uncle of Cherie (William) Hess, Cyndie (William) Allen, Thomas (Suzette) Henriksen, Timothy (Cassie) Henriksen and Robert (Gretchen) Henriksen.

Stanley Dvorak loved his God, his family, and the wonder of the created world we inhabit. As a young man he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Wheaton College where he studied the world of nature and science. Following college he served his country in the Korean conflict. In his spare time overseas in Japan he climbed mountains and enjoyed the marine environment that was for once close at hand. Following his service in Japan, he returned to Chicago where he became one of the first volunteers at the Field Museum of Natural History in the mid 1950s. He was fascinated by marine life and continued to be a faithful, knowledgeable participant in the invertebrates department for over 50 years.

Music was in his blood. Stanley was an accomplished pianist, trombone player, and enjoyed participating in chorale music. From enthusiastically transposing congregational hymns to being in the brass or worship band he passionately accompanied praise and worship to his God for over 60 years.

Stan married his bride Anita in 1954. Together for 65 years they lived lives of service to God and compassion for others while raising their children. Stan’s children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren have all enjoyed outdoor adventures with him and caught his love of nature and wandering off the beaten path. (This was much easier in the 1960’s).

Faithfulness, the ability to wonder and fun were components of all he did- he truly loved to learn, laugh, and enjoyed people of all kinds. Even when he was feeling unwell, it needed to be verified he was not goofing around...Those in his life have truly been blessed.

A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Cornerstone Community Church, 9008 Fairview Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513 at 1:00PM. Internment will take place Monday, September 9, 2019 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421 at 12:30PM

In leu of flowers please send contributions to




Celebration of Life
Cornerstone Community Church
9008 Fairview Avenue
Brookfield, IL US 60513
Saturday, September 7, 2019
1:00 PM