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Memorial Mass services for Ruth Dvorak, 94, of Wagner were Tuesday, September 15 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Wagner. Inurnment was in the ZCBJ Cemetery, rural Wagner. Peters Funeral Home in Wagner was in charge of arrangements.

Ruth was born March 2, 1926 in Charles Mix County to Peter P. and Rose (Thaler) Pesicka. She died Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Wagner Good Samaritan Center.

Ruth attended both Ravinia Consolidated School and Wagner Community School.

Ruth was united in marriage to Kenneth D. Dvorak on October 23, 1945. One son, Joseph D. (Jody) Dvorak was born to this union.

Ruth spent most of her years assisting Ken with the farming and ranching operations while being a devoted wife and mother. She worked in the kitchen at both the Marty Indian School and Wagner Community School. She was later employed at Buches and The Pizza Ranch.

Ruth was active with the Ladies Auxiliary and was a volunteer at the Wagner Good Samaritan Center. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

Ruth is survived by her son Joseph (Jody) and wife Denelle Dvorak of Pickstown, brother Gary (Carolyn) Pesicka of Sioux Falls, sisters: Arlene (Bill) Kocourek of Tyndall and Mary Jane (Richard) Ives of New York; sister-in-law Carol Pesicka of Armour; grandchildren: Angela Brown of Eugene, OR, Jennifer Vail of Anchorage, AK, Sara Debeaumont of Spearfish, Travis Morgan of Dakota Dunes and Jorden Dvorak of Sergeant Bluff, IA; great grandchildren: Kiya Brown, Annaliese and Avalon Debeaumont, Catherine and Cameron Morgan and honorary granddaughter Morgan Pack.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth, brothers Ernest and Leonard Pesicka and stepmother Christine Pesicka.

Ruth will be remembered by many friends in Wagner as well as people in the surrounding area as a kind and caring person that was always willing to lend a hand.