Gwen L. Moorhead, 86, Elk River

Gwen L. Moorhead, age 86, of Elk River, passed away peacefully on Feb. 18, 2013.

Preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Myra; brothers, David and Bill.

Survived by her good friend Fae Jacobs; niece Patricia (Jim) Lynch of Grundy Center, IA; nephews Robert (Pamela) Moorhead of Oregon, James (Barb) Moorhead of Sparta, WI., Rev William (Martha) Moorhead of Omaha, NE and Jon Moorhead of CO.

Also survived by many great nieces and great nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

Gwen was the public health nurse for Sherburne County for 28 years. She was a very active member of the Elk River United Methodist Church.  Her missions were her passion. For example, Operation Class Room, Emma Norton Housing and Simpson  Shelter.  Gwen was an avid fan of the local sports teams, especially girls   basketball, softball and boys wrestling.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Elk River United Methodist Church, 1304 Main St. NW, Elk River.

Visitation 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main St. NW, Elk River and 1 hour prior to service on Monday at the church.

Interment New Hampton, IA.

Memorials preferred.