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Minnie Storbeck

January 22, 2016

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January 26, 2016
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Minnie Storbeck

January 22, 2016


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.


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3 responses to “Minnie Storbeck”

  1. Marilyn Proulx says:

    Minnie is celebrating now. She knew Jesus and in recent days has said she was ready to go and be with him. I have known Minnie since she moved to Eventide. Early on we gave her rides to church but soon connected in friendship. I enjoyed walking over to Eventide to visit with her. She would fill me in on every family member, things she had come upon in her devotions and current events. I was always impressed with what a sharp lady she was and how much she loved her family. Her prayers were always for her family and her church family and her country. I will miss our visits, but Minnie has lived a full life and was so ready to meet Jesus.

  2. Donna Odegaard says:

    Hi to the Storbeck girls from one of the Weber girls, Donna. I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. What a long life she lived. There are so many neighborhood memories from Verndale while we were growing up. Your mom was instrumental in teaching me to sew, which has been a life long passion of mine as it was of hers. My sympathy to you all.

  3. Lori Reiswig says:

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family Aric, My prayers and thoughts are with you. during this difficult time.

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