Francis L. Vorwald

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

Visitation was Sunday, July 1, at Lahey Funeral Home, Maquoketa.

Funeral services were Monday, July 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Maquoketa.

A private inurnment will be held at a later date.

Francis Leo Vorwald was born on March 25, 1945, on a farm near Clayton 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, Minn., 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.

Online condolence may be left for the family at

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