Shirley Ann Storbeck, 72, Winchester, Va, formerly of Minot, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, in her home in Winchester.
Shirley was born July 4, 1940, on the family farm in Renville County. She was raised on the farm near Glenburn and educated at the Van Buren Country School, before graduating from Carpio High School in 1958. She then received her standard teaching certificate from Minot State College in elementary education.
Shirley was united in marriage to Richard Storbeck on Sept. 2, 1960. They made their home in Minot, where they raised their three children. In addition, Shirley was employed by The Minot Daily News and Minot Municipal Auditorium. They also owned and operated the Spice 'N Spirit Restaurant from 1980 to 1984.
In 1990, they moved to Virginia to be closer to their children. Shirley was employed at J.C. Penney. After retiring, she moved to Winchester, where she led an active lifestyle, going to senior exercise classes, volunteering at the CCAP food bank, enjoying working in her flower gardens and going to social outings with friends and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Richard died in November 1991. Shirley was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Minot, and Bethel Lutheran Church in Winchester.
Her loving family includes: children, Richard (Diedre) Storbeck, Kimberly (John) Michelitch, Lori (Danny) Hoosier, all of Virginia; grandchildren, Taylor Michelitch, Sawyer Michelitch, Theodore Storbeck, Carly Storbeck, Tucker Hoosier, Wyatt Hoosier and Grace Hoosier; brother, Lawrence (Deborah) Johnson, Minot; sisters, Patricia Larson, Colorado, Springs, Colo., and Fern Kabanuk, of Arizona.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Richard.
Funeral service: Monday, March 25, 2013, at 2 p.m., in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Sunday, March 24, from noon to 4 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers or plants, the family prefers memorials be designated to Blue Ridge Hospice of Winchester, Va.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).