Maurice ‘Doc’ Elmore, 78
Blue Earth – Maurice “Doc” Elmore, age 78, of Blue Earth, passed away Oct. 18, 2018 at the United Hospital District. A memorial service was held Saturday Oct. 27, 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Rev. Matthew Lorfeld officiated. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery. Online condolences can be left at www.pattonfh.com.
Maurice Dean Elmore was born Nov. 30, 1939 to Oliver and Alice (Siep) Elmore in Blue Earth. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school.
He enlisted in the Army and worked as a mechanic, serving for three years. After returning home, he married Margie Laue on Sept. 25, 1965 and started a family.
Doc began working for a farmer before starting full time as a mechanic for Kipper International and then with Detke-Morbac for 32 years from where he retired Aug. 15, 2001. He enjoyed wood working as well as hobby farming, raising sheep and spending time with family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Margie; sons, Mark (Bunny), Marlin and Meldon (Sherry); daughter, Marcie (Paul Scharbach) Elmore; grandson, Jesse; three step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; brother, LaVerne; sisters, Lorraine Chaffee, Elaine Elmore, Beverly Alfson, Joyce (Leon) Farrow and Janice DeBoer; special ‘adopted’ granddaughters, Nora and Carla Leyva, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding Doc in death are his parents; in-laws, Fred and Lotty Laue; brothers, Donnie (Eldora) and Mervin (Shirley); sister, Charlotte (Gerald) Robb; sister-in-law, Darlene Elmore; niece, Leanne Frank and nephews, Doyle Laue and Michael Alfson.