Phyllis Margaret (Bernardy) Zvorak, 81 of Ellendale, ND died May 4, 2023 at Oakes Good Samaritan Center, Oakes, ND surrounded by her family. Phyllis was born November 19, 1941 in Seaforth, Redwood County, MN to George and Philomena “Minnie” (Brey) Bernardy. She was an only child. She attended St. Ann’s School in Wabasso, MN and graduated from there in 1959. Phyllis spent many years in food service starting at the Atlantic Hotel in Marshall, MN where she met the love of her life Lauren Zvorak. They married in 1964 and with that marriage came three amazing children. After that she worked at Seven Seas in Mandan, ND then Brown Drug in Sheridan, WY. She then moved to Ellendale where she worked at multiple places in the food service industry. Phyllis was a social butterfly. She loved to give people grief and didn’t understand why they returned the favor. When asked how she was, her response was “old, fat and sassy”. She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo (even though she said she never won), she had a love for baking that was enjoyed by anyone who knew her and she loved going to school events to watch and support all children especially her children and grandchildren. She was a member of St. Helena’s Catholic Church, Ellendale and St. Ann’s Altar Society. She retired in November 2021. Phyllis is survived by one son: Adam (Mary) Zvorak Spearfish, SD; two daughters: Audrey (Jim) Richter, Windsor, CO, Lorraine (Paul) Betting, Ellendale, ND; seven grandchildren: Alex Zvorak, Logan (Megan) Zvorak, Mollie Zvorak, Timothy (Ashley) Richter, Dustin (Stephanie) Richter, McKenzie (Luke) Dugan, Kendal (Brent) Fischer. seven great grandchildren: Emery Richter, Collynns Richter; Gannon Richter, Kohen Richter, Aleya Richter, Weston Richter, Lauren Fischer. She was preceded in death by her husband Lauren of 45 years and her parents George and Philomena Bernardy.
Visitation is 2pm-6:30pm, a rosary will be held at 5pm and vigil at 5:30pm on Friday, May 12 all at St. Helena’s Catholic Church, Ellendale. A Mass of Christian Burial is 10am Saturday, May 13 at St. Helena’s Catholic Church with Father John Kizito officiating. Burial will be at St. Helena’s Catholic Cemetery. The service will be live-streamed here on Phyllis’s obituary page. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale.