Luella C. Vorpahl, 88, formerly of Kiel, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday evening, July 24, 2020 at Willowpark Place assisted living in New Holstein where she had been a resident for 10 months.
Lou was born to the late Benjamin and Alvina (Schoenborn) Blanck on Oct. 13, 1931 in the town of New Holstein. She attended St. Ann Catholic Grade School and was a graduate of New Holstein High School with the class of 1949. Lou married Donald H. Vorpahl on Oct. 18, 1951 at the Rectory at St. Ann Catholic Church, St. Anna. Together they celebrated 68 years of marriage before Don preceded Lou in death on Dec. 23, 2019.
Lou worked side by side with Don at Don’s Kiel Dairy for many years. She worked at Baumann’s Restaurant as well as Lake to Lake Dairy, retiring from there in 1994. Lou was an active member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Christian Women’s Group and Parish Prayer Line. Together with Don she enjoyed her time volunteering for the Kiel Senior Transportation, Meals on Wheels, and at Villa Loretta. Lou enjoyed painting, fishing on Pickerel Lake, gardening, and socializing with her many friends, whether it be playing cards, dominos or just having a good time. Lou would always make time for her family—they meant everything to her, making special memories at all of the grandchildren’s events.
Lou is survived by her three children, Thomas (Ann) Vorpahl of Green Bay, Susan (Dwight) Hubbard of Sheboygan Falls, and Debra (Ronald) Casper of Kiel; eight grandchildren, Jessica (Paul) Sosso, Eric (Kristin) Vorpahl, Tracy Hubbard (Derek Becker), David Hubbard, Brett Hubbard, Angela Casper (Ryan Fike), Jewel (Mike) Scharenbroch, and Mary Beth (Erick) Reynoso; and 14 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a sister-in-law, Hazel Blanck; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many special friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; her parents; two brothers, Bob Blanck and Howard (Patricia) Blanck; brother-in-law Howard (Kathlyn) Vorpahl; and a sister-in-law, Ruth (John) Miller.
Mass of Christian Burial for Lou was held Wednesday, July 29 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Kiel. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in her name.
The family would like to thank Willowpark Place as well as Calumet County Home Care and Hospice for the care and compassion shown to Mom throughout her stay.
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home of Kiel is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.meiselwitzfh.com.