Roger T. Storey, 91, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana, died on Sunday, March 20, at Hamilton Communities in New Carlisle, Indiana.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul Lutheran Church at Michigan City, with Pastor Mark Reshan officiating.
The family will receive relatives and friends today from 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
A veteran's memorial service will be held today at 6 p.m. in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by John Franklin Miller American Legion Post 37.
Mr. Storey was born on March 1, 1920, in Michigan City, the son of William T. Storey & Edna E. (Schwanke) Storey.
On November 20, 1941, he was united in marriage to the former Lucille L. Steinborn in Michigan City.
Surviving are his five children, Dr. Barbara L. (Gloria Lynn) Radecki of Las Vegas, Nevada; Ronald L. (Brenda) Storey of Decatur; Donna J. (Mary DeVitorio) Storey of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; Susan E. (Joseph) Koziel of New Carlisle; and Steven P. (Sue) Storey of Elkhart; 10 grandchildren, Elizabeth Storey, Dr. Bambie (Jason) Weyers, Bonnie (Kevin) Reidel, Ciriaco Storey, Georgia Storey, Jacob Koziel, Kelly Koziel, Tim Koziel, Andrew Storey, and Austin Storey; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Eleanor Williams of Warsaw.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Wayne and William Storey, Kenneth Bendix, and Grover Janke; two sisters, Anita Martin and Ellen Spires; and one granddaughter.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II.
Mr. Storey had been a station operator in an electrical generating plant of Northern Indiana Public Service Co. for 32 years. He also spent 18 years working at Kabelin’s Hardware.
Mr. Storey was an active member of the American Legion's John Franklin Miller Post 37 as well as the 40 et 8 organization and was a past school board member for St. Paul Lutheran School and a past president of the fellowship group at St. Paul’s.
He organized the Boy Scout troop at St. Paul's church and was a scoutmaster.
Mr. Storey was known for his sharp memory and humor. Even though he did not have a formal education, he made certain his children had that opportunity. He enjoyed building, tinkering, and helping others when he could.
Mr. Storey deeply missed his wife of 68 years, who died in 2009.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or to the donor’s choice.
To leave online or private condolences or to sign the guest book, visit www.carlilsfh.com
Funeral arrangements were by Carlisle Funeral Home at Michigan City.