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Obituary for Willard John Henry Storandt

Willard John Henry Storandt, 84, of Mindoro died Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse. He was born October 7, 1937 to Archie and Helen (Johnson) Storandt. Willard graduated from Mindoro High School in 1955. On December 27, 1958 he married Loretta Lemke at Saint James Catholic Church in La Crosse. Together they raised five children. Willard was a lifelong dairy farmer, starting at the age of 8. Retirement did not stop him from farming, as he continued to farm until 2020. After his family, his cows and farm were very important to him. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and quick wit. Survivors include wife, Loretta; children, Kathleen (Hugh) Hauser, Dennis (Julie) Storandt, Charles Storandt, Michael (Val) Storandt and Laura (John) Yehle; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and fifteen step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Angeline (Roger "Rusty") Haag; brother-in-law, Gerald Lemke; and great-granddaughter, Angel Storandt. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Mindoro Presbyterian Church. Pastor Allen Hanson will officiate. Burial will follow in Farmington Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday, October 18, 2021, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Jostad Chapel, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem. There will be no visitation held prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mindoro Presbyterian Church or organization of donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered at The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff on 7th Medical at Mayo Clinic Health System.