Karl E. Vohringer, Jr., 57, of DeWitt, Iowa, died on Monday, March 4, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Add or view memories
A celebration of Karl's life will be held at 11 A.M., Friday, March 8, 2013, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. on Friday, March 8, 2013, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Buckhorn Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.
Karl Ernest Vohringer, Jr. was born on July 24, 1955 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Karl, Sr. and Verna (Howell) Vohringer. He attended school in Baldwin and then Maquoketa schools. He married Cindy Wiese in Clinton, Iowa. They divorced and he later married Carla Clark in Clinton, Iowa.
Karl first worked for A to Z Salvage Yard in Clinton for several years. He then was a self-employed mechanic for many years and for the past 9 years had worked for Nugent Auto Sales in Maquoketa.
Karl loved to work on junk cars. He was a collector of bells and in his earlier years had raced stock cars.
Those left to honor Karl's memory include a daughter, Desiree (Kal) Vergauwen of Marshalltown, IA; 2 granchildren, Adelina and Adrian; 2 step-grandchildren, Sadie and Shyla; brothers, Dennis (Jo) Vohringer of Delmar, IA, Tom (Marianne) Sandberg of Manchester, IA, David (Rhea) Sandberg of MO, and Kris (Lisa) Vohringer of Maquoketa, IA; sisters, Sharon (Larry) Boedeker of Calamus, IA, Carla (Frank) Roberts of Buckhorn, IA, Cindy (Ed) Clark of Lost Nation, IA, Kathie (Eric) Hofmann of Aledo, IL, and Kandi (Mark) Marshall of Maquoketa, IA; his step-mother, Marlene Vohringer of Maquoketa, IA; and a special friend, Mary Goodwin of DeWitt, IA. He was preceded in death by his father, a daughter, Jamie, sons, Knathan and Karl III, a brother, Kevin, and a sister, Vicki.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Karl E. Vohringer, Jr. memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.