Diana Dvorak, 56, formerly LS

--obit-dvorakDiana Clare Dvorak of Eden Prairie, Minn., age 56, passed away on April 20, 2013.

Diana was born in Charles City, Iowa to Harold and Betty (Robinson) Munkel of Lime Springs, Iowa on Aug. 29, 1956. She was a graduate of Crestwood High School, Cresco, Iowa where she was actively involved in band and cheerleading. She played softball in her youth and was active in both softball and volleyball for many years as an adult. Her first job was as a lifeguard at the Lime Springs Swimming Pool.

She was a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. After college, she worked at Bellevue High School in Bellevue. Iowa as a teacher and volleyball coach. Diana worked in administrative support for businesses in Waterloo, Iowa until relocating to Eden Prairie, where she continued to fill administrative support roles for Welsh Companies, G. E. Capital and Rosemont Corp.

She married Paul Dvorak on April 29, 1995, and they have one son, Josh. Diana was an avid Hawkeye fan and proudly wore black and gold on game days. A big fan of NASCAR, she would travel with her sister, Robyn, brother, Dave, and husband, Paul, to various NASCAR tracks to attend races. Diana also enjoyed women’s league bowling.

Diana began her journey of faith by becoming a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lime Springs. She later became a Deacon and Elder and was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, Minn. since 1992. She volunteered and was an active participant in Mom’s Morning and Bible Study Fellowship, from which she received much of her strength.

Her life was lived with grace and dignity in spite of her debilitating cancer and life-changing surgery in 2001. Her brave stance to survive, to be with her family and to see her son grow up was inspiring to all. As a proud mother, her passion was Josh and all his sporting and band activities. Her husband’s devotion through the many challenges in her health was a gift. Diana continued to feel blessed in spite of her cancer struggles. She was so grateful for the love and support from her entire family and friends, her medical team and the prayers and support of so many others.

The service was held April 26, 2013 at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, Minn.

Diana is survived by her husband, Paul; son, Josh; parents, Harold and Betty Munkel; sister, Terrie (Rich) Mogensen, of La Quinta, Calif.; brother, Dave Munkel, of Lime Springs; sister, Robyn Seaton, of Eden Prairie; nephews, Christian (Michelle) and Matt Mogensen, Owen, Zachary and Hugh Seaton, and Brandon and Bradley Munkel; and devoted friend, Kris Sharockman.

Diana was preceded in death by her oldest sister, Cynthia.

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