|Published in Pilot-Tribune, October 9, 2007|
EUGENE STORJOHN, 81
Eugene Storjohn, 81 of Grand Island, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 at St. Francis Medical Center, Grand Island.
Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Apfel Funeral Home, Grand Island. Burial was in Grand Island Cemetery.
Eugene Storjohn was born Sept. 8, 1926, at Herman to Albert W. & Byrene (Ott) Storjohn. He received his education in Herman, graduating from Herman High School in 1945.
He entered the U.S. Army on Dec. 28, 1948 and was discharged Dec. 30, 1949.
He was united in marriage to Twila Schaffer in 1954. One child was born to this union, Shaune Marie Storjohn. Both preceded him in death in 1958.
He was united in marriage to Dorothy Lee Talbott on Oct. 19, 1961 at Grand Island. The couple lived in Grand Island where he was employed at Wheelers, Thompson Food Company, the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant and Carpenter Paper Company. He also owned and operated Gene’s Odd Jobs and Gene’s Mower Shop.
He was a member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge # 22 in which he held local and state offices; Rebekahs Lodge; Circle Square-Square Dancing Club; and the National Camper & Hikers Association.
He enjoyed camping, fishing and auctions. He was a simple man who never walked away from someone without making a new friend.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Saleigh and Daniel Strohl and Linda and Rico Lewis, all of Grand Island; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Vonda Storjohn of Twin Falls, Idaho; two sisters, Garnet Rinaker of Fremont and Janet Nelson of Portland, Ore.; and a sister-in-law, Geraldine Storjohn of Omaha.
In addition to his first wife and daughter, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Dorothy, and a brother, Gerald Storjohn.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~
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