Irvin Storlie, 90, of Spring Grove
Monday, May 27, 2013 9:41 AM
Irvin Marcellus Storlie, age 90 of Spring Grove, passed away May 23, 2013 at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove.
Irvin was born August 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, 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 Irvin farmed there for the rest of his career. Erna died March 13, 1952. Irvin married Marvel Stevens Lowe on August 25, 1956. They later divorced. On December 15, 1984 he married Clarice Walters. Clarice 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, CO, Marcella (Ron) Kimninau of Golden CO, Alfred M. Storlie of Mabel, MN and Sarah (Marvin) Cavender of Peachtree City, GA.
Stepson Milo Lowe of Oshkosh, WI, and stepson Gary Walters of De Pere, WI.
Brother Norman Storlie of Spring Grove, sister Doris Folkert of Plainview, MN, three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, and special friend Winnie Buxengard of Spring Grove.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, six sisters, his three wives, daughter-in-law Jean Storlie, and his step-daughter Sue Lowe.
Funeral services were held Tues. May 28, 2013 at Faith Lutheran Church in Black Hammer, rural Spring Grove.
Pastor Leonard Liptack Officiated
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Friends called at Roble Funeral Home from 5-7 P.M. on Mon. May 27, 2013, and one hour prior to services at the church on Tues.