Francis L. Vorwald

March 25, 1945 ~ June 25, 2018 (age 73)

Francis L. Vorwald, 73, of Maquoketa passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa.


A Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa, Iowa at 11:00 a.m. on Monday July 2, 2018. Friends and family may call on Sunday, July 1, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with a toast and story telling at 3:00 p.m. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.


Francis Leo Vorwald was born on March 25, 1945 on a farm near Clayton, Iowa to Theodore and Geneva (Burr) Vorwald. He retired from Case IH and also worked as an owner and operator of a gravel truck business.


Francis was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. He enjoyed attending the races in Newton. He was a sports fan and enjoyed the Iowa Hawkeyes and Minnesota Vikings. He loved going to visit his family.


Francis is survived by his children; Kirk (Christi) Vorwald of Welton, Amy Vorwald of Waterloo, granddaughter Katelyn Jo, one great-grandson Barrett Bo, sisters; Judy (Lynwood) Steiert of Mankato Minnesota, Virgie (Larry) Nauholz of Cedar Falls, brothers; Curt (Kay) Vorwald of Fairbank and Teddy (Jan) Vorwald of Fairbank.  


He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Mary Kay Schaefer.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and The American Cancer Society.


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