Vida Dorn

March 1, 1923 - August 3, 2019

Obituary for Vida Dorn

Vida Dorn passed away on August 3, 2019 at the age of 96. She spent her last week at the lake surrounded by her family.

Vida was born on March 1, 1923 and was the youngest of three daughters born to Sam & Annie Chubbuck in Brooklyn Park.

Vida lived life to the fullest. She had an illustrious career that spanned decades and impacted many organizations and people in the Twin Cities. She was a member of Brooklyn United Methodist Church for 75 years, edited their newsletter, led grief groups and was active with Methodist Youth Fellowship. Vida retired after 30 years as Communications Assistant at the Church Center in Minneapolis. She was a founding member of Contact Twin Cities, a 24 hour telephone ministry, where she served as a skilled facilitator in leadership training and interpersonal relationships. Upon retiring, she volunteered at the Correctional Facility in Plymouth to lead a support group for incarcerated women.

Vida was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Dorn. She is survived by her four children, Jan (Greg) Martin, Jill (Bud) Floyd, Jeff (Jill), Joe (Carrie). She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11AM Tuesday, Aug. 6th at Brooklyn United Methodist, 7200 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center. Visitation from 4-7PM, Monday Aug. 5th at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center and 1 hour prior to the service at church Tuesday. Interment at Mound Cemetery.

If so desired, memorials may be given to Prison Fellowship (P.O. Box 1550, Merrifield, VA 22116-9880) or Feed My Starving Children (401 93rd Ave N.W., Coon Rapids, MN 55433).


Monday, August 5th
4-7 PM

Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
6000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, MN

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Tuesday, August 6th

Brooklyn United Methodist Church
7200 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, MN

Visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church

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Tuesday, August 6th

Mound Cemetery
3515 69th Ave N.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

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