Dorothy Ann Vavak
Date of Birth
July 26, 1930
Prague, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
July 7, 2019
Ashland, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Friday, July 12, 2019 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church ~ Prague, Nebraska
Interment at Prague National Cemetery ~ Prague, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Visitation ~ 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church ~ Prague, Nebraska


Prague Fire & Rescue

Dorothy Ann Vavak, 88, of Prague, NE, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Oxbow Assisted Living in Ashland, NE.  She was born on July 26, 1930 on a farm near Prague, NE to Emil and Marie (Vasa) Polacek.

She was a graduate of Prague High School and married Lester Vavak on Febuary 9, 1948.  They were married for 66 years before his death on December 3, 2014.

Dorothy was the Postmaster of the Prague Post Office for four decades.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Prague and the Altar Society.  She enjoyed playing Bingo, trips to the casino, tending to her plants and flower garden and winning at cake walks.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester; sisters, Agnes, Margaret and Julia; brothers, Frank, John and Emil.

She is survived by her five children, Ellen Hargus of San Diego, CA, Leslie (Deanna) of Elkhorn, NE, Peter (Deanna) of Ashland, NE, Kristin (Don) Hilgenkamp of Lincoln, NE and Timothy (Diane) of Carroll, IA; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; siblings, Alf Polacek of Prague, NE, Marie Sloup of Fremont, NE and Robert Polacek of Wahoo, NE.

Condolences for Dorothy Ann Vavak
  1. Anonymous
    • July 9, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Ellen, Kris, Pete, Les, and Tim – I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a great woman. I will always remember her pleasant smile and cheerful greetings. May she rest in peace. Your cousin – Terri Mathews

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