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Obituary for Mary L. Storandt

Mary L. Storandt, 91, of West Salem, passed away June 2, 2024, at Bethany St Joseph Care Center in La Crosse.

She was born April 19, 1933, in Jackson County, Wisconsin, to Emanuel and Hattie (Cook) Carson. Mary attended Black River Falls High School where she enjoyed being a cheerleader and was a student in the 1951 graduating class. Mary met Richard Storandt at the Cataract Dance Hall and they later eloped and were married on August 18, 1951. Together they raised their three daughters in West Salem.

Mary was employed as a CNA at Mulder Health Care Facility for 27 years; she loved her patients and they loved her. She enjoyed bowling league, playing in several card clubs, and watching sports (especially, basketball). She was a member of the homemakers and was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church serving on the altar guild and the funeral committee for many years. Mary was a woman of grace and deep faith. She will be deeply missed by her family.

Survivors include her three daughters, Renee (Ken) Herman, Rebecca (Dennis) Wee, and Reetta (Jon) Bergh; grandchildren, Katie (John) Jones, Kristie (Jess) Peters, Mackenzie (Markus) Narins, David Wee, Zachary Bassett, and Mallory (Corey) Lemke; great-grandchildren, Haley and Erin Jones, Mason and Jillian Peters, Charlotte and Elanora Narins, and Weslyn Lemke; and nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 72 years, Richard; her parents; granddaughter, Kimberlie Wee; eight siblings, Ray, Harry, George, James, Virgil, Lillian, Ella, and LaVon and their spouses; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dolores (Merrill) Vanderhoof.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, June 10, 2024, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in West Salem. Pastor Jean Schmidt will officiate. Burial will follow in Neshonoc Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m., until the time of service, Monday, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Building Fund or the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Program of La Crosse.

The family would like to give a sincere thank you to the wonderful staff at Bethany St. Joseph Care Center and the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Program for the loving and compassionate care given to Mary.

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