Donald Lee Storjohann
Donald Lee Storjohann, 81 of Gladbrook, IA, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Israel Family Hospice House of Ames, IA. Private graveside services will be at Union Grove Cemetery in Rural Gladbrook. There will be a Celebration of life held in the summer of 2021 for friends and family. Anderson Funeral Homes in Gladbrook has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Donald was born April 20, 1939, in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was the son of Clarence H. Storjohann and Lucille (Martens) Storjohann. Donald was the older brother of Kenneth R. Storjohann (Shirley) of Reinbeck, Iowa. Donald grew up on the family farm located south of Gladbrook in Tama County. He graduated from Gladbrook High School in 1957. Don then went on and attended Northwest Telegraphy School in Minneapolis, MN and later managed the railroad station in Union, Iowa. He also worked for Howard Stegmann in Marshalltown, managing the sporting goods department. In 1962 he joined his father in operating the family farm. Don retired from farming in 2001. During his farming career he also sold seed corn for PAG and Cargill seeds. On May 5, 1962, he was united in marriage to Susan Wolfe in Marshalltown and they raised three children: Scot Curtis (Marcia Hansen), Elkhart, Iowa; Jeffrey Donald (Sherry Kunkel), Carroll, Iowa; and Kendra Sue (David Winkowitsch), Purcell, Oklahoma. Don was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish and spent a considerable amount of time at nearby Union Grove State Park. Don and Sue enjoyed camping for many years and were members of the Wally Byam Airstream Club. Camping adventures took them to 43 of the 48 continental states along with Alaska. Don loved following the Iowa Hawkeyes Football, Basketball and Wrestling teams, as well as the New York Yankees Baseball team. He also enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s activities, reading, collecting broad heads and tying fishing flies. He was confirmed in and was a life-long member of Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook, and also served the church as a board member on multiple occasions. Don was a past president of the Gladbrook Lions Club and was a member of the Gladbrook Jaycees, the Iowa Bowhunters Association, the Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association, and the American Broadhead Collectors Club. One of his favorite activities was playing cards at the Man Cave in Gladbrook.
Don is survived by his wife of 58-plus years and three children, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and his brother. He was preceded in death by his parents.