Minnie Storbeck, 96, Moorhead, MN passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Eventide Nursing Home in Moorhead. She was born in Houston, Texas on July 20, 1919 to John and Mattie (Heimer) Doolan and was raised in Houston, TX. She graduated from Milby High School in 1937.
Minnie worked in sales and as a bookkeeper in Texas. She met her husband, Archie Storbeck while ice skating in Houston. They were married on July 7, 1945. He was from Lake Park, MN where the couple returned following his time in World War II. Later, Minnie and Archie moved to Detroit Lakes before they settled in the Verndale/Wadena area where they raised their four daughters.
Minnie was employed at Woolworth’s in Texas and Fergus Falls until her retirement in 1984, when she moved to Moorhead. Her faith was a very important part of her life and she was a loyal member of Triumph Lutheran Brethren for many years.
In her early years, Minnie was an excellent seamstress and was a 4H sewing leader. In her own words, “I was never a good cook. I would rather sew, read or go skating.” Minnie loved her family and cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Stacy (John) Lundblad, Audrey Storbeck, Karen (Richard) Gjervold, Joyce (David) Dobmeier; grandchildren, Brittney (Shawn) Rehm, Brady (Kaylee) Lundblad, Colin (Kelly) Gjervold, Aric Gjervold, Nicole Dobmeier, Aaron Dobmeier; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and cousins in Texas.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Doolan, and sisters, Pauline Wagner and Inez Bravo.