Maurine Vornbrock, 74

Maurine Vornbrock, (nee Chenevert), a resident of Elk River, formerly of Forest Lake and Garrison, passed away Jan. 11, 2012.

Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Saturday Jan. 21,  at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main St. NW, Elk River, MN  763-441-1212.  Visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home.  Private interment will be at MN State Veteran’s Cemetery, Ft. Ripley.


Memorials preferred to the American Heart Association or the Animal Humane Society.

Maurine, the oldest child in the family, was born in the middle of the Depression. She was a member of the first confirmation class of the Crosslake Lutheran Church. A gifted student, she graduated from Pequot Lakes High School and then began working as a telephone operator in Brainerd where she met and married her beloved husband of 50 plus years. She was a volunteer with Meals-on-Wheels while living in the Garrison area. An avid reader and accomplished cook, she will be missed by all.

She is survived by her loving husband, Anthony; children, Barry (Ernest Lewis) of Palo Alto, Calif., David (Beverly) of Metairie, La., Steven (Margery) of Blaine; and grandchildren, Sean Vornbrock and Jessica Vornbrock of Elk River.

She is also survived by her siblings, Bonnie (Wallace) Blum, Diamond Bar, Calif., Gary (Melodie) Chenevert of Gaithersburg, Md., John (Florette) Chenevert of Richfield and Milo (Winona) Chenevert of Eagan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Blanche Chenevert; brother,  William “Bill” Chenevert; sister Cheryl Chenevert and aunt, Leola Buchite.

Memorials were preferred to the American Heart Association or the Animal Humane Society.