Carolyn 'Chris' Vorwald, 68Carolyn "Chris" Vorwald of River Falls, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 11, at the age of 68.
Carolyn "Chris" Vorwald of River Falls, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 11, at the age of 68.
She was born Carolyn Christine Lorang on March 14, 1943, in St. Paul, to Paul and Ann Lorang. She was the middle child of three sisters.
On July 20, 1963, she married Curtis Vorwald of River Falls. Chris and Curt were blessed with six children, 16 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She is survived by husband, Curt; children, Tim (Lori Hager), Dave (Hugo Tejeda), Judy Peskar (Randy), Tina Graf (Rick), Andrew (Janelle), Sandy Moe (Stuart), Wayde Moen; grandchildren Alex Vorwald, Cory Vorwald, Rick Appleton (Kara Mia), Blake Peskar (Sarah Streumke), Jolene Peskar-Leduc (Jeremy), Shawna Peskar (Josh Webb), Colton Peskar, Tressa Peskar, Jake Graf (Dany), Cody Graf, Kaila Graf (Brandon Merkling), Jorrin Vazquez, Jadia Vorwald, Luke Johnson, Jasmine Johnson, Liam Moe; great-grandchildren, Treyson Faulkner, Kiley Leduc, Rozlyn Webb, Grace Appleton, Joy Appleton, and two new babies on the way; her sister Jean Kellet (Barry); brother-in-law Don Lucius; sisters-in-law Mary Ellen Vorwald, Eunice Vorwald, Louise Bergeron; many nieces, nephews, close friends, and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ann and Paul Lorang; sister Annette Lucius; grandsons Kyle Johnson and Isaiah Moe.
Chris worked for many years at UW-River Falls and for other state agencies. She strived for perfection in everything she did. She continued her education while raising a family and working full time. She was an honor student and received her degree in psychology in English with a minor in technical writing.
She, like her mother, Ann, lived for her family and friends. She especially enjoyed gardening, stained glass art and restoration, antiquing, entertaining, family get-togethers, and spending time with and spoiling the grandkids. She was an avid photographer, showing her creativity by personalizing birthday cards with her beautiful photographs.
She will be greatly missed and forever remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.
A visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at St. Bridget Catholic Church. Funeral services will follow.
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