Kamron Dvoracek

kamron dvoracek
Kamron (Kam) Ernest Dvoracek was born on December 17, 1969, at St. Luke's Hospital in Fargo, ND. He died in St. Paul on February 25, 2016. He attended school at Hawthorne, Agassiz and graduated from Fargo South High in 1988.  Kam was active in many school activities, but music was his passion.  He played drums in concert band, jazz band, and won many honors for his musical abilities.  As a senior in high school, he drummed for the NDSU Jazz Band before attending the university the following year.  He and a group of friends formed a band locally called Model Citizen. At the age of 21 he moved to Minneapolis/St. Paul where he worked as a screen printer, and for the past 17 years he was employed as an electrical technician for People's Communication. Kam had many hobbies which included hunting, fishing, dirt biking, snowmobiling and collecting "stuff".  He loved spending time at Island Lake with his family and special cousins and friends which included the Gustads, Mielkes, Aments, and the Neset family, along with his 4-legged friends, Bubs and Ernie D. His home at 1873 Case Avenue in St. Paul was a gathering place for many of his friends.  In fact, he jokingly called it the home for "wayward" men. He adored his teachers in the Fargo Public Schools, where Ed Huttlin and John Syverson cultivated his love for music.   Many people will miss him for his generosity, sense of humor, and craziness.  He will be especially missed by his parents, Del and Verlene Dvoracek; brother, Kent; and his dog, Ernie D. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends from St. Paul/Minneapolis and Fargo will never forget Kam.   A memorial service is set for March 12, 4:00 pm at The Lex, 976 Concordia Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota.   A second memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 2:00 pm with a visitation one hour prior at Boulger Funeral Home located at 123 10th Street South in Fargo.   Kam will always remain in our hearts, and we will smile with a tear in our eye when we think of him.

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  1. So long old friend may peace be with you on your journey. I can see you smiling at me now Buddy. Miss you man!

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of this amazing man. He held the power to make everyone in a room smile and laugh. His music ability was astounding. He has always held a place in my heart. My children adored him and they jokingly called him “The Emperor of Pain” when they rough housed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Del, Verlene, Kent and of course Ernie D.

  3. I have many, many happy memories of you Kam! You will be dearly missed! RIP my friend. Love, Joni J.

  4. My deep sympathies to his family and friends. I worked with Kam in high school and he was such a great guy and I’ve always wondered where he ended up. I have some great memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. The beat of the drums is a little quieter now… The first time I remember meeting Kam was with his neighbor and my friend Vaughn Goodman. I was probabally 7 or 8, Kam was a year older than me. Kam’s room had posters of rock bands, even back then, and it was the first time I was introduced to KISS. I was facinated! When I got into my car the day I heard Kam had passed away, the song playing on the radio was a KISS song! I will think of him fondly whenever I hear one of their songs! My sympathies to Kam’s family and pets. He will be missed.

  6. Kam’s warm heart and great sense of humor will never be forgotten. He was truly one of the most adored people in high school! Loving memories will live on forever.

  7. When anybody shared a meal or meeting with Kam, they knew he was there by his magnetism. You wanted to draw near to his energy and awesome spirit. Kam lived a life that was unfettered, not only by his hair or love of others, but everything. My life is better since I knew you.

  8. I am very sorry for your loss. Although I did not know your loved one personally, I hope knowing that they are in our loving heavenly Father’s memory will bring your family comfort during this difficult time. Very soon now we can look forward to God’s promise at a Revelation 21:4: “… Death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore, the former thing gave passed away.”

  9. I remember spending time with both Kent and Kam at Cliff & Bea’s in Sioux Falls. Although it has been quite sometime since I have seen them I still thing about the times spent with them at Cliff and Bea’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  10. Kam our dearest friend. I have no words to explain how sad we are. From when we first met you over 24 years ago, being the best man at our wedding, coming to our cabin, going to your cabin, fishing, hunting, dirt biking, going to concerts, and just hanging out you made those times some of the best we have had. When you were at our cabin late last fall and Ernie D went roaming you said “he will stick around”. There were hundreds of acres for him to roam. He came back of course because he wouldn’t leave your side for too long. We thank you for all the times you came to help us in one way or another whether it was moving a dock, cutting a tree down, etc you were always helping people when they needed it. Your humor, that smile, the rock hop you did while belting out a song, the way you loved a good meal, and just your over all presence will be deeply missed. We love you and will miss you dearly.
    Our hearts go out to his family, Ernie D, and his many, many friends.

  11. I have not seen Kam for a long time and a truly regret that.
    He was my buddy. He was my roommate and coworker, a manager who looked out for you.
    One amazingly generous person. He would give you his last dollar or loan you his car, or anything to help… without batting an eye-
    Kam’s purple hair – Kam’s singing voice- Always a smile, I am thinking of his stance when he was talking or listening- he was a very large presence- an active listener and conversationalist. When I lived with him he would either arrive or leave in song as if entering a full concert hall. He just wanted everyone around him to be having fun. Always a twinkle in his eye. Kam was someone who cared, who had an ease about him that allowed you to talk to him about pretty much anything. Many a dirt bike ride with that maniac! a drummer, a bass player- but most of all, a Showman. My heart goes out to Kam’s family, I know how much you loved him, such a lovely family as he was such a lovely man.

  12. 3-4-16 Heard of Kams passing today. Sorry for your loss, our hearts go out to you.
    Mac & Merle

  13. My fond memories of and with Kam are too numerous to count. He had a spirit and zest for life that were both inspiring and infectious. I cannot express enough how saddened I am to hear of this news, and will hold the entire Dvoracek family in my thoughts and prayers in the difficult days and months ahead. You were a loving and important second family to me for a significant portion of my teenage years. Peace and love to you all. – Kristi

  14. So sorry to hear of your loss. Kam was an unforgettable character. His friendly attitude and warm smile are things I remember from high school.

  15. Del, Verlene and Kent – my thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m so sorry. There are no words…


  16. Kam fostered my love for music, he taught me to play drums in the mid 80’s. Anyone could teach basics but Kam pushed me to twirl my sticks, move my body to the beat and enjoy the experience. RIP Kam thank you for your teaching your passion.

  17. My heart goes out to you as I read of Kam’s death. It has been many years, but I well remember you and your boys at Olivet. Please accept our sympathy and know that your faith in Almighty God will support you.

  18. I am so sorry for your loss. I used to give Kam drum lessons when he was in high school. He will be missed. God’s love will help you get through this.

    God Bless

  19. My heart goes out to this great family. May it help just a little to know you have friends who are thinking about you and who care. Kam will always be remembered. Love, sympathy and prayers for all.
    Caren Mikesh and family

  20. Del, Verlene and Kent,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and for Kam. I will always remember Kam’s years at South as a time when he had a smile and oh so much energy!! The lasting memory I have and will keep is of Kam and his band playing in the commons for a school dance. Kam sitting behind his drum kit driving the music with great showmanship and that long hair moving all around as he was in his groove. That’s the Kam I will remember. Rest in Peace.

  21. Everything seemed a bit funnier, happier, kinder & more optimistic when you spoke to Kam. And who wouldn’t miss that mischevious, boyish sheepish grin? I know I will and ill also smile everytime I think of him. RIP Kam. You will surely be
    missed down here but they’re very lucky to get you up there!!!!

  22. Kam had the best laugh! A light has gone out and the sadness weighs heavy. We will be there for the Dvoracek family.

  23. I remember the day Kam moved in to the home two doors down from me on 11th Street. We were 5 years old. He was the most easy going, fun loving kid I ever met. I moved away a couple of years later, when my dad got paralyzed in an accident. Kam and his family were very supportive of us then. And every time I saw Kam, from that point on, it was if we just picked up where we left off. Great smile, big heart, be at peace my friend.

  24. So sorry to hear of this! A great guy gone too soon. He will live on in the music he loved to share!

  25. Our hearts go out to you, Del and Verlene, at this sad and difficult time. God is with you as you grieve.
    From Prairieview Neighbors,
    Carol Schwartz
    Charlie Bekkerus

  26. I will always remember Kam as a charming and enthusiastic young man dedicated to his music. It was an honor to have had him as a student. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Dvoracek family.

  27. Verlene and family,
    I never knew Kam and from the notes I read, I am sure that is my loss. But I send healing thoughts your way in your loss of a son and brother – leaving such a hole in your lives. Martha DiCicco

  28. Kam was one of the nicest people I ever knew. I always looked forward to talking with him. I love you and am praying for you every day.

  29. Kent, Verlene, and Del,
    I am so terribly sorry for you loss. Although I never met Kam, I know the rest of you, so he must have been a wonderful person too! Please know that I am thinking of you all at this difficult time and praying for you.
    Katie Wangstad

  30. Kam had the unique ability to connect with anyone and was friends with everyone. I have such fond memories of time spent with him growing up, always so funny and friendly and caring. My heart aches for you Del, Verlene and Kent.

  31. To Kam’s family we send our love and sympathy. Have such fond memories of years spent as neighbors on Southgate Drive. The Dvorack family lit up the block. Music was everywhere. We have you in out thoughts and prayers and hope you can find peace in knowing Kam affected so many lives in such a positive manner.

  32. Every encounter with Kam was a fun experience. At our home, enjoying his great musical talents, working with him at our pet store, and enjoyable times at the lake. Kam will continue to have a special place in our hearts. We are fortunate to have shared all of the smiles and laughter.

  33. Every encounter with Kam was a fun experience. At our home, enjoying his great musical talents, working with him at our pet store, and unforgettable times at the lake. Kam will continue to have a special place in our hearts. We are fortunate to have shared all of the smiles and laughter.

  34. I was very lucky to get to know him when I worked with him at B.K. He had so much energy and was always so fun to be around. Many of us hung out together and had many good laughs. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family during this time. I will always cherish the laughter he brought in to our lives.

  35. Verlene and Del: We are so saddened to learn of your son’s passing — such a terrible loss for all of you. We send our condolences along with hugs. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts as you travel through the next several days and months mourning the loss of Kam. With our sympathies. Jan and Fraser

  36. Our thoughts and prayers are with u at this difficult time. So sorry for ur loss-if there is anything we can do for u, let us know.

  37. Kam, you have left footprints on my heart. I wish your great happiness on your next adventure. The heavens will shine a little brighter, smile a little bigger, and sound delightful when you add your music. The image of your smiles even reach me now.

  38. I am keeping your family in my prayers. Kam was one of those people you don’t forget. He had a bright smile, mischievous grin, infectious laugh and a huge heart. I loved joking around with him and just being in his presence. Kam gave the best hugs! Rest in Peace, Kam.

  39. Kam was the sweetest, coolest guy you’ll every what to me .. i truly cherished his friendship … i always liked him from the moment i met him..

  40. Del,Verlene and Kent,
    My heart hurts for you. I am so very sorry about Kam. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  41. Verlene, Del and Kent,
    I am so sorry for your loss with Kam’s passing. It was an honor to be his principal at Hawthorne for he was a young student who came through the school doors daily with a smile on his face! No matter when I would run into him as he got older, he always greeted me with a big hug and eager conversation about what he was doing. Course he asked about my daughter, Maria, who was a year younger. I was totally shocked to learn of his death. My thoughts of sympathy and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate all the gifts Kam gave all of us in his short life.

  42. My heart died a little when I read of Kam’s death. I knew him only through his participation in the band that
    played in my lower level back in the 80s. My son, Paul, was in the Jazz Bank with Kam also. He was a ray of sunshine, so sweet, so personable that he was a favorite of mine when he came to the house. I can only imagine the pain that his passing has caused you, his family. Please know that I have been with you all in spirit every moment since I learned of his death and I will continue to do that. I am here for you in any way that you
    can think of.

  43. We are so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts are with you and your family.We hope the wonderful memories you have of Kamron will help you through this difficult time. Bob and Cheryl Hager

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