Obituaries

Dorothy C. Vorwald – Dyersville

Dorothy C. Vorwald, 100, of Dyersville, Iowa passed away Sunday, February 4, 2024, at MercyOne Senior Care in Dyersville.

Visitation will be held from 2 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Monday, February 12 from 9 – 10 a.m. prior to funeral mass.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 12, 2024, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the cemetery. Rev. Chris Podhajsky will officiate.

Dorothy was born on January 17, 1924, in Worthington, Iowa, the daughter of Nicholas and Emma (Brunkan) Dunkel. She married Francis Vorwald on November 5, 1947, in Dyersville. Together they raised their family and farmed between Dyersville and Worthington until retirement in 1991.

Survivors include her children: Ron (Mary) Vorwald of Worthington, Jean (Don) Krapfl of New Vienna, Julie (Roger) Boge of Earlville, Mark (Linda) Vorwald of Worthington;10 grandchildren: Tim (Melanie) Krapfl, Kathy (Dean) Welter, Traci (Steve) Burlage, Becky (Jim) Mudd, Kristy (Kevin) Russ, Charles Vorwald, Jennifer (Arnie) Bruns, Samantha (John) Karels, Matthew (Megan)Vorwald and Valerie (Tim) Schaffer; 17 great grandchildren; in-laws: Marilyn Vorwald and Shirley Vorwald both of Colesburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frannie in 2010, siblings: Nick (Joan) Dunkel, Eileen (Roy) Sperfslage, Helen Heims-Bonert, Ruth (Gerald) Stronck, Bernice Dunkel, Herbert (Diane) Dunkel, Bernard (Rosie) Dunkel, Rev. Henry Dunkel, Lavern (Marie) Dunkel and James (Lorraine) Dunkel; in-laws: Vince (Rosie) Vorwald, Robert (Germaine) Vorwald, Jerry Vorwald, Ramona (David) Engelken, Anna Mae Vorwald, Kathryn (Louis) Mescher, Mary (Ray) Berg.

Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Memorials may be sent to the family (in care of Kramer Funeral Home) at 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.

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