How do you describe a man who was larger than life?
Richard Dee Dvorak, 63, of Bucyrus, Kansas passed away January 6th, 2022 at his home.
Richard was born May 31st, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Elk River, MN, and was close with cousin Todd Jagodzinski. He loved spending his time with his Aunt Shirley, Grandma Alice and family.
He obtained his Bachelor Degree of General Studies in 1987 from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. After graduation he went on to obtain his law degree from Chicago Kent-College of Law where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1992. He was admitted to the Northern District of Illinois in 1992, State of Illinois Supreme Court in 1992, United States District Court of Kansas in 1992, Supreme Court of State of Kansas in 1992, United State Court of Military Appeals in 1993, Western District of Missouri in 1993 State of Missouri Supreme Court in 1993, United States of America Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in 2007, United State Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in 2007, Supreme Court of the United States of America in 2007. He was also a member of NASD Board of Arbitrators.
Richard served in the United States Marine Corps as a Sergeant E5 from 1976 and was honorably discharged in September of 1984.
He married his wife Sherry on September 12, 1985 in Chicago, Illinois. Their marriage was full of love, strength, and happiness. They loved riding motorcycles together, taking care of their farm animals at da Lazy D ranch, traveling, and just enjoying their life together.
Richard and Sherry’s marriage could be described as:
“True love isn’t always romantic. It’s a choice to love each other for better or worse, richer or poorer, and in sickness or health.”
“Our lives together was a journey that I would gladly do again, again and again. Richard is my guy!”
Richard was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Barbara and sister Wendy.
He is survived by his wife Sherry. His brother Marty and life partner Lissa.
Children: Eric with his spouse Dasha, Bryon, Daine with his spouse Miranda, Paige, Tony with his wife Angie.
Grandchildren: Bella, Sophie, Alex, Natalie, Nikol, Evan, Aria and Jayden.
Richard was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He always put his family first. He was the most selfless and generous man. He was larger than life. He loved riding his motorcycles, playing poker with his friends (he also enjoyed few cigars here and there). He enjoyed driving his mule around the farm and taking care of his farm animals. He very much so enjoyed telling “dad jokes”.
He spent his whole life taking care of others, not only with his legal knowledge, but his ability to provide abundance of opportunities to others.
A visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Amos Family Funeral Home in Shawnee, followed by a Celebration of Life at 10:00 a.m.
The family has kindly requested for those who attend to please wear a mask.
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