Melvin D. Storm, age 76, of Faribault died on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Spring interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. and also for one hour prior to the services on Thursday.
Melvin D., son of Chris J. and Daisy M. (Stover) Storm was born on August 15, 1937 in New Underwood, SD. He married Maureen Roepke on October 17, 1957 in Sleepy Eye. He was formerly employed by Rice County Dairy for 14 years and North West Asphalt for 28 years. Mel was know for his musical talents of playing his guitar and making recordings with many local bands including The Country Combo Band, The Country Five, The Jame's Gang and the Mel Storm Band in the 1960's - 1990's.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen; six children, Lynn (and Cheryl) Storm of Faribault, Laurie (and Rick) Appel of Waterville, Valerie (and David) Johnson of Farmington, Ted (and Jean) Storm of Faribault, Scot (and Diane) Storm of Owatonna and Kenneth Storm of Faribault; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three siblings, Alan Storm of Faribault, Loris Jorgensen of Faribault and Elva Wienand of New Hope.
He was preceded in death by infant daughter, Leslie Ann Storm; son, Christopher Edward Storm; his parents, Chris and Daisy Storm and three siblings, Clayton Storm, Claire Storm and Charlene Leaf.
Name: Bonnie Sharp
Date: Tuesday April 08, 2014
Maureen and family. We were so very sorry to hear about Mel. We so enjoyed his music with the James Gang and the Mel Storm Band. What wonderful memories we have and often think of those great times. There just has to be one great band "up there" with all the musicians we have lost over the years! Our deepest sympathy to all. Bill & Bonnie Sharp, Maricopa, AZ. (formally of Shakopee)
Name: Bonnie (Busacker) Moeller
Date: Wednesday March 12, 2014
I will always remember the many playing jobs that Mel and my dad, along with the rest of the gang, did together. Listening to great music, wonderful singing, talking with Maureen and dancing made Saturday nights a lot of fun. Listening to the old time music now brings back many wonderful memories that I will hold ever closer to my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, The Lord will be your strength on the road ahead. (If the Lord has a guitar and a drum set there will be lots of dancing in heaven now.)
Name: AMIE SCHWARTZ
Date: Tuesday March 11, 2014
Grandpa- I have so much I want to say to you, but don't know where to start.I've been thinking about the good old days of when we spent the night at yours and Grandmas house and would watch movies, the rides on the tractors, listening to you play your guitar and sing Waltz across texas. I put that song on my phone just to hear it. It reminds me of you. I'll never forget the family gatherings with you and your one liners that always put a smile on my face. I remember when us kids lost our teeth you'd magically pull quarters out of our ears. You had such a contagious smile.I'm going to miss that. I will always remember when Dad played at the moose and i got you out to dance a song. That was so fun. You will always be in my heart Grandpa. I love you and I'll miss you so much. Love your granddaughter, Amie
Name: Marilyn Anderson
Date: Monday March 10, 2014
I Will never forget the pride on Mel's face when he would be riding up there on that mini coach. He was such a trooper to come to all the mini show's even when he was ill. He will be greatly missed by all. All of you in Mel's family have my deepest sympathy Marilyn Anderson
Name: Jean Norgaard
Date: Monday March 10, 2014
Dear Maureen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I truly enjoyed my visits with Melvin, so good to hear about his past and the many things that he loved to do. What a great family he has, you have all worked so hard to make things easier for Melvin these past many years. Maureen, you are absolutely wonderful. All my best to you. Jean Norgaard