AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Jean B. Storlie, of Mora, died on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Elim Home in Milaca.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 11:00 am. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora, MN. with Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating.
VISITATION will be one hr. prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.
INTERMENT will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mora, MN
Jean Beverly Storlie passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016, at the Elim Care Center in Milaca.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Emma (Johnson) Storlie; brothers, Harold, James and Merle; and sisters, Ruth and Marion.
Jean is survived by her sister Alice (Vernon) Stromberg and sister-in-law Phyllis Storlie Fontilla. She and her sister Marion were like mothers to many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephew, and was loved by many cousins and friends.
Jean was born in Mora, Kanabec County, Minnesota. She grew up on the family homestead in Mora with her brothers and sisters, and graduated from Mora High School. She was an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church and involved in Women’s Circle for many years.
She started her career with Northwestern Bell as a local phone operator, getting to know most everyone in the county as she manually connected telephone calls across the community. She held several other office positions as her job expanded with the company into US West, Quest, and now Century Link. She was generous and was always willing to help friends, neighbors and family members.
Though she enjoyed working outdoors in her yard and tending to her flowers; Jean was all about family. She was always present at every birthday, wedding, anniversary, concert, recital and program, taking an active interest in the lives of her extended family, especially her nieces and nephews. She loved holiday traditions and family gatherings, and was always the first to offer to bring the buns, herring, and pop. She also made sure there was an adequate supply left behind for whoever was hosting.