Kelly Anne Orndorff, 25
June 23, 1993-May 10, 2019
Kelly A. Orndorff died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, May 10 at her home in Sartell. Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at Celebration Lutheran Church, 1500 Pinecone Road N. in Sartell. The Revs. Elizabeth Strenge and Jeff Sackett will officiate, and burial will follow the service. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 17 and one hour prior to the service on Saturday, all at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Orndorff was born June 23, 1993 in St. Cloud to Paul and Jane (Thornburg) Orndorff. Growing up in Sartell, Orndorff had a wonderful fun-filled life as a youth and young adult. She spent her entire life in Sartell, graduating high school in 2011. Her greatest joy was being a friend to everyone she met and being with her family and closest friends. She was very social and left an impression of love and sincerity to all. In high school she was well liked and respected, as witnessed to being selected Homecoming Queen, a co-captain of the girl’s swim team and co-managing the boys swim team. She loved participating in choir and serving as a mentor to underclassmen.
Survivors include the following: her parents; siblings, Nick (Jenni) Orndorff of Camas, Washington, Andrea (Jeff) Maday of St. Paul, and Brent Orndorff of Elk River; nieces and nephew, Sonja and Corinne Orndorff and Leo and Maya Maday; grandfather, Harvey Orndorff; special friend Grant Lichtsinn; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are preferred. The family would prefer to make donations to numerous organizations in memory of Kelly.
Read her entire obituary in the May 17 edition of the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader or online at www.thenewsleaders.com on May 17.
Obituary, guestbook and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.