Charlotte Marie Dvorak of Merrill, MI passed away on September 5, 2021. She was born September 12, 1930 to the late Ernest and Mabel (Frost) Fischer in Saginaw, MI. Graduated Arthur Hill High School Class of 1947. She married the love of her life, Robert Dvorak of Merrill, MI, on May 12, 1949. Charlotte was preceded in death by both her parents, her husband Robert Dvorak, and sister Mary Ellen Wenzel.
She is survived by her children Ken (Karen) Dvorak of Alcalde, NM, Carol (Keith) Clark of Merrill, MI. Diane (Gary Wielen) Dvorak of Essexville, MI, Bernie (Amy Blair) Dvorak of Denver, CO and Joseph (Celeste Gerard) Dvorak of Hemlock, MI as well as her 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Charlotte to most, Nana to many. A career seamstress, Charlotte spent many years behind a sewing machine in her home, at Betty’s Yarns and Fabrics in Merrill, and The Alma Sewing Center. A splendid baker, anyone who’d ever had a Nana Roll knew love in the form of a baked good. Charlotte enjoyed volunteering in her community and spent time in the gift shop at MidMichigan Medical Center in Alma as well as in her church, Mount St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Louis where she also was a member of the church choir.
Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021, at St. John XXIII Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 445 S. Midland Street, Merrill. Fr. Michael J. Steltenkamp, S.J. will officiate with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 a.m. until the time service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Merrill Community Public Library and/or Jonesfield Lakefield Fire Department.