Dennis W. “Stormy” Storm

Dennis W. “Stormy” Storm, age 64, passed away at his home in Pisgah, Iowa on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Dennis Wayne Storm was born on February 23, 1947 to Vern “Stormy” and Ila Mae (Lathrop) Storm at Bertha Hester’s in Pisgah, Iowa. Dennis went to grade school in Pisgah, Iowa and attended High School at West Harrison Community School in Mondamin, Iowa. Dennis was injured in a diving accident in 1964 at the age of 17. Never letting his injury get in the way, he graduated from high school a year later in 1965. Dennis went on to attend college for a time at Dana College, then at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he studied History. He and his wife of twenty-three years, Kathy (Carson) Storm, had known each other all their lives when they married on January 7, 1989.Dennis loved his hometown and was very involved in his community. He served as the mayor of Pisgah for two terms, from 1984 to 1989, and from 1991 until 1992 and as a member of the City Council in 1990 and from 1994-1996, during which time he worked to get new fire trucks for the community, replace an aging bridge in town, and to secure funding for the construction of Loess Hills Visitor’s Center. Not only was Dennis the announcer at many town baseball games and tournaments, but he was also known to sing the National Anthem from time to time, after which he would then “help” umpires make their calls. It wasn’t unusual for Dennis to drive his wheelchair in front of speeding vehicles downtown, either, all in an effort to make sure that Pisgah’s streets were safe. When the town bank closed, Dennis was very active in Pisgah’s Reach Out Group in order to help keep the town’s spirits up. He loved children and often helped tutor children who were having trouble in school. When he wasn’t serving his community, he was often shooting the breeze with friends and family and giving wheelchair rides to his great-nieces and nephews. Some of Dennis’s favorite hobbies were listening to music, playing Cribbage or Yahtzee, having outdoors picnics with friends, and sitting outside by his fishpond. More than anything, though Dennis loved spending time with his family and multitude of friends. He was an extremely kind hearted man, and excellent listener, and the world’s greatest friend. No matter who you were or where you came from, Dennis was always there with a smile, a kind word, and a joke. Dennis enjoyed life in general and will forever be remembered for his optimism, his bravery, his strength, his honesty, and his heart of pure gold. Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Vern”Stormy” Storm and brother, Wayne Arthur Storm. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Storm of Pisgah; mother, Ila Storm; brother, Monty Storm and wife Laurie; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and multitude of friends. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 12, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:00 at Community of Christ Church in Pisgah, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at Community of Christ Church in Pisgah following the service. In Loving Memory Of Dennis W. “Stormy” Storm Born February 23, 1947 Pisgah, Iowa Entered Into Rest February 8, 2012 Pisgah, Iowa Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2012 Community of Christ Church Pisgah, Iowa Officiating Tim and Mary Hamer Taped Selections “Amazing Grace” “Spirit in the Sky” “Last Goodbye” Casket Bearers Larry McClannahan Marty Carritt Jarron Storm Rod Holben Pat Christensen Dick Stueve Daniel Carritt Bruce Johnson Honorary Casket Bearers Pat Miller Randy Coyle Amanda Hinkle Ronnie Keith Birdsall Mike Mullin Carla Carritt Bobbi Durfee Bruce Smith David Siebels Rick Dilley Victor Crowder Ron Clark Nanci Smith Final Resting Place Soldier Valley Cemetery, Pisgah, Iowa (at a later date)

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