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James A. Dvorak Jr. May 5, 1922 - May 31, 2009

OLIVIA -- James Anthony Dvorak, Jr., 87, of Renville, died Sunday at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Renville. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Renville.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Renville, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born May 5, 1922, on the family farm south of Renville to James and Stella (Zima) Dvorak. He graduated from Renville High School in 1940 and attended the University of Minnesota.

He married Mary Halligan on July 7, 1947, in Willmar. He was a farmer until retiring in 1988.

He is survived by his wife; children: James III (and Margaret) Dvorak of Plymouth, Marilyn (and Kevin) Raske of Alexandria; four grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his son: Michael in 1975; and three sisters.