November 27, 1930 - June 25, 2015

 

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Maureen Ann Dehnke, age 84, who passed away Thursday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Timothy Baltes will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Maureen was born on November 27, 1930 in Alpena, Michigan to the late Irving and Leota Canfield, where she attended St. Bernards Catholic School from Kindergarten through 12th grade. She attended Marygrove College in Detroit Michigan (1948) where she was a member of Our Lady’s Sodality. She then attended Barry College for Catholic Women in North Miami, FL. (1949-1951). It was at Barry College where she & friends decided to spend a long weekend in Cuba! She married Carl Benjamin Dehnke on April 16, 1955 in Alpena, MI and lived in various cities prior to Sartell, including; Belleville, IL , Falls Church, VA, Chagrin Falls, OH, and Clintonville, WI. She was divorced in 1976. She worked at Northwestern Bell/AT&T as a Tracer in the Engineering Dept. in May of 1978 and moved to the Business Dept. as an Administrative Clerk in June of 1979, then held various positions until her retirement in 1995. During 1974 – 1979, she was active in the Sartell High School Booster Club by 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. A long time 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 coworkers, 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 is survived by 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 AJ Dehnke and Sarah Stothart; one great-grandchild: Cameron Curtis; a brother, Barry Canfield; sister-in-law Linda of Alpena, Michigan; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.