Kimberly Anne Dvoracek-Anderson, 41

Kimberly Anne Dvoracek-Anderson, 41, of Elko New Market, Minn., was welcomed into her Heavenly home on Dec 14, 2021.

Kim was born to Gary and Janice (Kenne) Dvoracek of Holmen, Wisc., on Dec. 2, 1980, at St. Francis Hospital in La Crosse, Wisc., and was the middle of three closely-knit daughters.

A Holmen, Wisc., native, Kim enjoyed growing up among neighbors who became so close they’re better called family; she graduated from Holmen High School in 1999 and earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Early Life Child Development at MN State - Mankato. While there, she met the love of her life, Jay Anderson.  During their time together in Mankato, they became inseparable best friends.  Three years later, Jay orchestrated an airplane ride over and to her favorite picturesque cherry tree in a field in Owatonna, Minn., where he proposed and Kim excitedly accepted. They were married on April 16, 2005 at the Mankato Evangelical Church.

Nurturing their shared love for travel, the couple pursued many adventures  - beaches, zoos, museums, and national parks were Kim’s favorite destinations. But their greatest adventure, by far, began Aug. 27, 2009, when their son, Liam, was born. Liam and Kim had such a special bond.  Words cannot express her love for him; her eyes glimmered with pride whenever she spoke of him, and surely that feeling was mutual. The family made many cherished memories, enjoying the simplest things like board games (despite Kim always finding ways to bend the rules in her favor) and snuggling on the couch for movie nights. Many more memories were yet to be made.

A master of sarcasm, spontaneity, and living life fully, Kim always looked for adventure and fun. Her smile lit up every room, her quick wit found the humor in every situation, and her genuine care for others made her lasting friendships wherever she went. Her personality - the way she drew people in and connected so easily with others - made her successful in a retail career spanning 20 years, during which she served as store manager for Lane Bryant and Catherine’s and earned multiple President’s Club Awards for her store’s performance. In 2019, Kim “retired” as a pilot’s wife and, in 2021, became one of the "cool lunch ladies" at Holy Cross, the school Liam attends and where Kim was also active in fundraising.

Kim was always willing to help others, offer up advice and perspective, and throw her head back and share the best laugh that will be so missed. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, spending time with friends and family, being “a cool mom,” and looked forward to her extended family’s annual lake vacation in Waterville, Minn. Her earthly absence will be felt every day by her husband and son; her parents; two sisters, Amy (Mike) Hopfensperger and Sara (Chris) Doll and their son, Wyatt; father-in-law, Doug Anderson; mother-in-law, Mary Woods; sister-in-law, Jody (Aaron) Smedley; nieces, Mariah and Marissa; nephews, Joseph, Joshua, Jacob, Jonathan, Jeremiah, Jadon, and Joel, as well as many extended family members, longtime friends, and wonderful neighbors. She is preceded in death by grandparents Ray and Ione Kenne and William and Emma Dvoracek, and step-grandmother Esther Zellmer Dvoracek.

 Services and Live-Stream will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 at FaithPoint Lutheran Church in New Prague, Minn., with visitation beginning at 9:30 and lasting until the time of the funeral at 12:30 p.m., with masks encouraged. A luncheon will follow. A private family burial will be held at St. Nicholas Cemetery in Elko New Market.

 In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in the name of Kimberly Dvoracek-Anderson.  Condolences can be sent to:  FaithPoint Lutheran Church, 1051 270th St. W, New Prague, MN  56071.



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