Florence (Beltz) Dvorak passed away suddenly May 30, 2020 with family by her side. She was born Oct 22, 1935 in Formosa, Arkansas. Graveside services at 10:00 AM on Thursday at the Ridgewood Cemetery near North Liberty. There will be a visitation on Wednesday at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 5 to 8 PM.
She grew up in North Liberty, IA area, but lived 67 years in Cedar Rapids. Florence married Frank Dvorak on August 9th, 1953. (They later divorced). Florence was primarily a housewife raising four children, she was a hard worker gardening and selling fresh vegetables for 15 plus years to a dedicated following of customers. A wonderful cook welcoming many to the table, loved animals raising a variety of them. She lived simply off the land, fishing and mushroom hunting well into her later years, and was fiercely independent up until her death. She never knew a stranger and helped out anyone in need, especially the underdog. She cherished spending time with family, had a great sense of humor, was a prankster and always had a story to tell. She loved to dance and go to the casino.
Florence is survived by Randy (Sharron) Dvorak, John (Pam) Dvorak, Susan (Gary) Vavroch, all of Cedar Rapids, Sallie (Rick) Blood of Swisher, IA. She was grandmother of 10, Brett, Brandon and Kyle Dvorak, John, Mike, Shelly and Valerie Dvorak,Renee (Vavroch) Gauthier, Rick and Tim Blood and 13 great grandchildren all of Cedar Rapids. Florence is survived by four siblings, Thelma Simmons, June (Richard) White, Ronnie (Annette) Beltz, Norman (Tina) Beltz, and sister in law Joanne Beltz, and preceded in death by her parents Walter and Martha Alice Beltz, brother Robert Beltz, and ex husband Frank Dvorak.