April 6, 1928 - May 18, 2015


Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015 at First United Methodist Church, St. Cloud Region in Sartell for Frances E. Orndorff, age 87, who passed away Monday at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. Rev. Leah Rosso will officiate and burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Fergus Falls. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Friday at the church.

Frances was born April 6, 1928 in Devils Lake, ND to Alfred & Ethel (Clarke) Morken. She married Harvey Orndorff on Aug. 15, 1948 in Fergus Falls. After residing in many communities, they made their home in Sartell in 1993. Frances was a member of First United Methodist Church and also a member of a local PEO Chapter for many years. She loved to read and enjoyed playing bridge, baking, and spending time at Ottertail Lake and West Battle Lake. Frances was a sports fan and enjoyed the Vikings and Twins, and was a supporter of the Sartell Sabres. She loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Harvey of Sartell; daughter and sons, Virginia “Gina” Apt of Ft. Collins, CO, Paul (Jane) of Sartell, Kirk (Brenda) of Loveland, CO and Peter (Wendy) of Perham; former daughter-in-law, Jami Orndorff of Sartell; sisters, Ruth Teichroew of White Bear Lake and Patricia Giorgini of West St. Paul; 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter. Frances was preceded in death by her daughter, Claudia Orndorff; and her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Tri County Humane Society, Coborn Cancer Center or CentraCare Heart Center.