MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Board of Pardons has granted its first full pardon in more than three decades, to a woman who used a fake name and false documents to get a job in order to cover food and housing costs for her family. Maria Elizondo was convicted in 2012 of wrongfully obtaining assistance and identify theft. She was sentenced to serve 10 years of probation and ordered to pay back $24,758 to the state. The mother of seven took a job at a turkey farm in Ada, Minnesota, in 2006 under the pseudonym Natalia Rubio. Her son, Jorge Elizondo, says his mother never meant to be malicious but “did what she had to do” to feed her family.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 4 until 6 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Scott Moistner of Milton Christian Church will help celebrate Charles’ life at 6 p.m. Cremation will follow. Memorial donations can be directed to the Brookville Volunteer Fire Department. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Charles Shank. Those surviving who will cherish Charles’ memory include his daughter, Randi (Michael) McKenna of Sacramento, CA; mother, Carol Evans (friend – Larry McDaniel) of Richmond; sister, Julie (Jeff) Lambert of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Ryann, Camrynn and Jack McKenna; a nephew, Cole Lambert, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles K. Shank; grandmother, Virginia Pennington, and grandfathers, Paul Shank and Charles Grayden Lohrey. Charles Randall Shank, of Brookville, was born on November 25, 1961 in Richmond, Indiana, the son of Charles K. and Carol E. Lohrey Shank. He operated a printing press at Seasongood in Sunman. Charles’ main passion was his daughter as well as his love of music. He played drums for a band named “Sweetwater” while in High School and continued to play music his entire life. Charles also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being outdoors and loved to read. He was an easy going guy who was known to have a big heart. On Sunday, December 3, 2017, at the age of 56, Charles passed away at his residence.