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“To all the Storm family, Ethel became a dear friend when Vivian and Jerry were planning their wedding. She was such a gracious and loving woman and...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Kay Ruff

“Dear Members of the Storm family, especially Paula and her family, my sincere and prayerful sympathy. What a loving, living example of a faithful...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Sister Susan Lardy

“My deepest condolences to Viv, Jerry, the grand, and great-grand children for the loss of their Mother and Grandmother, Ethel. She lived a long and...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Snapp

“You are in our thoughts and prayers ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: The Kozlowskis

“What a beautiful life she lived. Thinking of you during this time. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Caren Yang

“Cherish the wonderful memories, the moments during visits, the smiles and laughter, sharing sweet time with such a beautiful soul. May Ethel rest in...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: PJ

“I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. Your whole family will be in my prayers. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jessica Henderson

“So sorry for your families loss Vivian, hugs to you all. I must say, what a celebration of life she had. May memories comfort you all during this...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Stacy Raatz

“Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom...you are in our thoughts and prayers... ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Jodi (Storm) Schrank

“My deepest sympathy for the Storm family in the loss of their mother Ethel. I have very fond memories of spending Saturdays with Vivian and Lori at...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Laurie Newman

“Viv and Jerry, we are sorry to hear the sad news. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Even at the saddest times there is comfort to be...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Sue and Gary

“Viv, Jerry, Ethan, Quinn& Olivia, Greg, Alice & Howard, We sent our warmest thoughts to each of you and hope that the coming days will be rich in...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Chris and Clare Ruff

“Viv and Jerry and kids, just want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Anne and Paul

“My heartfelt sympathy to you kids. Wish I could be there for your Mom's services and to give you all a hug.. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Aunt Yvonne


Ethel Pearl Storm, 96, Mandan, died June 12, 2017 at the Baptist Home in Bismarck. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, June 16, 2017 at First Lutheran Church, Mandan, with Rev. Christina Martin officiating. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Ethel Pearl Morgan was born April 6, 1921 in Dubuque, Iowa to John and Marie (Wilkinson) Morgan. She attended Dubuque schools and graduated from high school in 1939. Ethel worked for many years at Montgomery Wards as a department head sales person. On November 23, 1950 Ethel married Waldemar Storm in the Chapel of the Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque. Waldemar served as a Pastor for 33 years in various parishes in ND, SD, and MN. Ethel was always by his side and worked as his secretary for many years. She was an active member of the churches, serving on many committees. She also taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, belonged to the altar guild, and was active in the Women's Organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Ethel was a member of the North Dakota Association of the Blind since 1992. A very dedicated wife and mother, Ethel was a great cook, especially her fried chicken and homemade pies. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. Blessed to have shared her life are one son and two daughters, Dr. Waldemar (Paula) Storm, Fargo, ND, Lorri (Michael) Stewart, Bismarck, and Vivian Storm (Jerry Ruff), LaCrosse, WI; nine grandchildren, Kathleen, Paul, and Jennifer Storm, Matthew and Natalie Stewart, Ethan and Gregory Ruff, Quinn (Olivia) Ruff, and Alice (Howard) Heinrich; and two great-grandchildren, Owen Ruff and Neil Heinrich. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Wally in 2009; one sister, Margaret; and four brothers, Kenneth, Paul, Harold, and Carl Morgan. Memorials are preferred to the North Dakota Association of the Blind at http://ndab.org/donate/.

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Buehler-Larson Funeral Home in Mandan
1701 Sunset Drive Mandan, ND 58554
Tel. (701) 663-9630

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