Irvin Storlie, 90, of Spring Grove
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6:56 AM
Irvin Marcellus Storlie, 90, of Spring Grove, died on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove.
He was born Aug. 3, 1922, the eighth child of Alfred C. and Lena (Lein) Storlie. He grew up on the family farm in Black Hammer Township. He attended school through the eighth grade at the Rauk School near where he lived. He was baptized, confirmed, served on the church council and was a lifelong member of Faith Lutheran Church of Black Hammer.
As a young man, he worked at Spring Grove Lumber Company and then for Finley Flatin, farming for four years.
On April 12, 1945, he married Erna Krogstad and they started farming in the Wilmington area in 1946, then east of Mabel in 1947. In 1948, they moved to the Krogstad farm on Irish Ridge, north of Mabel, and Mr. Storlie farmed there for the rest of his career.
His wife, Erna, died March 13, 1952, and he later married Marvel Stevens Lowe on Aug. 25, 1956. They later divorced. On Dec. 15, 1984, he married Clarice Walters. She died in November of 2002.
He was a hard worker. He raised beef cattle and hogs, and also did custom combining. He continued to help on the farm until he was 87. He moved to Spring Grove in 1987 and resided there until moving to Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in January of 2011. He enjoyed old time music and dancing.
He is survived by his children, Leighton (Diane) Storlie of Brighton, Colo., Marcella (Ron) Kimninau of Golden Colo., Alfred M. Storlie of Mabel and Sarah (Marvin) Cavender of Peachtree City, Ga.; stepsons, Milo Lowe of Oshkosh, Wis., and Gary Walters of De Pere, Wis.; a brother, Norman Storlie of Spring Grove; a sister, Doris Folkert of Plainview; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and a special friend, Winnie Buxengard of Spring Grove.
He was preceded in death by two brothers; six sisters; his three wives; a daughter-in-law, Jean Storlie; and his stepdaughter, Sue Lowe.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Black Hammer, rural Spring Grove. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove assisted the family with arrangements.