Bereavement Notice – David Frank Dvorak

David Frank Dvorak, the brother of Susan McMahon of the Psychology Department, passed away on October 19. 2023 at the age of 62, after a brief illness.

David grew up loving the land and his family farm. He committed himself to being a good steward of the land throughout his 40 years of farming. Farming was his pride, joy, and life’s work. Dave cherished long-time friendships and business relationships as members of AAPEX, the Association of Agriculture Production Executives, and his Farm Journal peer group. David furthered his commitment to his hometown and the ag community at large by serving as President of the Iowa Farm Business Association and contributed to the education of farmers through his support of the local FFA and the Muscatine Community College Ag program. He was most recently serving on the WeLead board of directors. Beyond his community, David was an enthusiastic world traveler, a joy he shared with his family. David played rugby for ISU and continued to play into his 40’s with the Ruffians and the Iowa City Ducks.

He is survived by his parents, former wife, two children, one grandchild, two siblings, and extended family and friends.  Services were held in October.  Online condolences may be submitted at