Vernon L. Whiteoak, age 87, of Elk River.
Preceded in death by parents, one sister and two brothers.
Survived by his wife, Doris of 66 years; children, Allan (Rachael), Glenda (Walter) Sobieck, Denise (Wayne) Young, and Roger (Deb); 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen and Sharon; and brother, Earl. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services Saturday, March 8, 11 AM, Elk River United Methodist Church, 1304 Main St., Elk River. Visitation Friday, 3-7 PM, Dares Funeral Home, 805 Main St. NW, Elk River and 1 hr. prior to service at church. Memorials to the National Kidney Foundation. Interment Bellwood Cemetery.