Maureen Ann Dehnke, 84
Nov. 27, 1930 – June 25, 2015
Maureen Ann Dehnke, 84, of Sartell, died June 25 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Her funeral was held June 20 in Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Timothy Baltes officiated.
Dehnke was born on Nov. 27, 1930 in Alpena, Mich. to Irving and Leota Canfield, where she graduated from St. Bernard’s Catholic School. She attended Marygrove College in Detroit, Mich. (1948) where she was a member of Our Lady’s Sodality. She then attended Barry College for Catholic Women in North Miami, Fla. (1949-51). It was at Barry College where she and her friends decided to spend a long weekend in Cuba. She married Carl Benjamin Dehnke on April 16, 1955 in Alpena and lived in various cities prior to Sartell, including; Belleville, Ill., Falls Church, Va., Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Clintonville, Wis. She was divorced in 1976. She worked at Northwestern Bell/AT and T as a tracer in the engineering department in 1978 and moved to the business department as an administrative clerk in 1979, then held various positions until her retirement in 1995. During 1974–79, she was active in the Sartell High School Booster Club serving as president, club-board and secretary, in addition to the Band Parents Board.
Known as “Momo” by her family, she was a fun-loving beam of sunshine to all who knew her. She was a resident of Sartell since 1969; Brookwood Lane will never be the same without her smile. She was adored and cherished by her family, friends, neighbors, past co-workers, swim club friends, the grannies and many others. She enjoyed sitting on her deck watching the birds, reading a book and welcoming all who stopped by for a visit. She loved the sun, sand and water, the Bar-Maur Camp in Michigan, fish frys without the fish, and “five o’clock” anywhere. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include the following: her children, Denise (Chuck) Curtis of St. Cloud, Robert Dehnke (Desi Baker) of St. Paul, Mary Sue (Jeff) Stothart of Blaine, and James (Susanne) Dehnke of Chaska; six grandchildren: Chris (Crystal) Curtis, Scott Curtis; Michele, Nate and A.J. Dehnke; and Sarah Stothart; one great-grandchild: Cameron Curtis; a brother, Barry Canfield; sister-in-law Linda of Alpena; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.