Eunice A. Vorwerk
NEW ULM – Eunice A. Vorwerk, 93, of New Ulm died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Faith Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Eric Libby officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Ulm. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday and 7:30-8:30 a.m. Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church.
To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org.
Eunice is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Vicki Vorwerk, John and Phyllis Vorwerk, and Phil and Christine Vorwerk, all of New Ulm.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Wilmar Vorwerk on July 30, 2009; a son, William; great-grandchildren, Grace and Lane; and by her sisters, Thelma Paape and Marjorie Thompson.
Eunice Agnes Boom was born Dec. 13, 1919 on a farm in Lincoln County between Tea and Lennox, S.D., to George Sr. and Ella (Otten) Boom. She graduated from Tea Public Grades and Lennox High School. She then moved to New Ulm to be near her older sister Thelma who was sponsored by their aunt Ida Gedstad. She soon met Wilmar Vorwerk and they were married Sept. 14, 1940 in New Ulm. She was a stay at home mom. Her eldest son William died tragically at age 10. After raising her children she worked outside her home for several years at Kraft Foods in the cafeteria. She shared interest in Wilmar’s portrait painting, breeding canaries and Fancy Bantam Chickens’ including the International known Vorwerk Breed. They enjoyed the new home their two carpenter fathers built for them in the early 1950’s, until moving into assisted living several years ago.
She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church and the ladies aid, knitting clubs and various card clubs with her husband Wilmar.