6 N Main • Caldwell, KS • 620-845-6424
March 3, 1964 ~ June 11, 2020
Susan Schmidt Dvorak, a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend to so many passed away on June 11th, 2020. She bravely fought a number of health issues over the past four years, and has found peace at the age of 56.
Susan was preceded in death by her grandparents Lawrence and Anna Schmidt, Margaret and Jack O’Meara, and Joe Boucher.
Susan is survived by her husband Kyle Dvorak, her children Jode Lebeda, Kati Teeter (Mason), Shae Wilson (Brandon), and Megg Lebeda, her parents Clarence and Patricia Schmidt, her mother-in-law Dorothy Dvorak, her siblings Kathleen Brown (Eric), Dennis Schmidt (Amy), Greg Schmidt, and Matthew Schmidt (Kirshell), her grandchildren Greyson and Willow Teeter, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Susan was born on March 3rd, 1964 in Wellington, KS. The day she came into this world was eventful to say the least. Clarence threw out his back before heading to the hospital and Patricia had to carry in her own hospital bags. By the time they arrived at the hospital, Susan was ready to greet the world. Her arrival into the world was fitting as she was always ready for an adventure.
As a young girl, Susan’s passion for caring for others was evident. She loved caring for her kittens on the farm. This trait remained with her throughout the rest of her life as she became a kindhearted nurse and mother. Susan graduated with her bachelors and became a Registered Nurse. Susan shared her compassion and skills as a nurse with so many in the community of Caldwell over the years, as evident by the number of stories shared with the family at the time of her passing.
Susan’s children meant the world to her, and she shared her love of kittens, baking, flowers, and plants with all of them at an early age. Her profession as a nurse came in handy on multiple occasions when Jode would decide to step on a nail, or impale himself wish a fish hook, or when Kati, Shae, or Megg would accidentally run head first into a coffee table…her ability to tend to the wound, as well to the heart, is unmatched.
Susan met Kyle, the love of her life and they shared wonderful adventures together. The brave and adventurous Susan opened up the eyes of Kyle, the homebody farmer. They travelled to California, loved Eureka Springs, and fulfilled her dream of visiting Hawaii. If you have spoken with her lately, she most likely told you about how she went parasailing in Hawaii with her husband, Kyle, as a gift from her loving mother-in-law, Dorothy.
Susan’s strength and bravery live on in the family and friends she leaves behind, and the people of Caldwell for whom she had the opportunity to provide care.
Visitation will be held 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday. A private family Mass will be held Monday.
Memorials may be given in memory of Susan to the Sumner County Hospital District #1 or to the CHS Alumni Association and may be left in care of the mortuary.