Donald R. Story, 51
Posted: 17 January, 2013
Memorial services for Donald R. Story, 51, of Winside will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Christ Lutheran Church, Norfolk with Reverend Leon Rosenthal officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, American Legion Post 252, Winside and American Legion Post 16, and VFW Post 1644,
Norfolk. Visitation will be one hourprior to services at the church. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Story died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Sanford University Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD.
Don, born on July 16, 1961 was raised by his parents Norman and Barbara (McCarty) Story. His father served a full career in the U.S. Army. Don lived on several U. S. Army Bases where he received his education. Don began his own career in the U.S. Navy on July 16, 1980 and served in San Diego, CA, Dam Neck, VA, Adak
, AK, Okinawa, Japan, Ferndale
, California, Hawaii, San Diego, Long Beach, CA, aboard the USS Kinkaid
while it was on patrol in the Persian Gulf, and then back to San Diego, where he retired after serving, a meritorious and distinguished 22 year career for his country.
Don married Sherri Gall on September 25, 1982 at Christ Lutheran Church. After he retired from the U.S. Navy he and his family moved to Winside
, and worked as a supervisor for Tyson’s in Norfolk, and then in 2004 he and his wife purchased and operated the Bear’s Den in Laurel until January 2010.
He loved to travel and lived life to its fullest. He loved spending time with his family, watching football, and playing and fishing with his granddaughter. For the past year Don and Sherri spent much of their time at their vacation home on Lake Byron near Huron, SD.
Don is survived by his wife Sherri of Winside
, two sons, Jim and Megan along with their daughter Olivia Story of Winside
, and Shawn Story of Bowling Green, Ohio, one brother Ronnie Story of Henery
, VA, three sisters, Wanda Mattson
of Colorado Springs, CO, Cheryl Harris of Melbourne, FL, and Paula Story of Walsenburg
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Norma.