Richard LeRoy “Dick” Storm, age 83, of Arthur, passed away at 9:50 P.M. on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Arthur Home.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Arthur Mennonite Church, 710 East Park Street in Arthur. Masonic rites will be observed prior to visitation. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Arthur Mennonite Church, Pastor Glen Rhodes officiating. Burial with Military Rites conducted by the Arthur American Legion Post 479 will be in the Arthur Cemetery.
Dick, son of Carl “Mike” Storm and Oma (Thompson) Storm, was born April 26, 1932 in Shelby County, IL. He is survived by his wife, Sarah (Yoder) Storm; three sons, Charles “Ed” (Kelly) Storm and Richard (Suellen) Storm, both of Shelbyville, IL and Douglas Storm of Normal; two daughters, Nancy (Terry) Wheat of Shelbyville, IL and Susan Storm of Champaign, IL; one sister Janet (Jerry) Dee of Batavia, IL; eight grandchildren, Jennifer McCullough and Carla (Jason) Luther of Belleville, IL, Jason (Heather) Storm, Trevor (Jenni) Storm and Natalie Storm of Shelbyville, IL, Travis (Alyssa) Wheat of Cash, TX, Adrienne Wheat of Lexington, KY, and Tyler Wheat of Charleston, IL; four great grandchildren; two aunts, Marvella Howard and Georgia Ann (Dale) Bauer, both of Shelbyville, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother Dorothy (Shiels) Storm, his only brother Donald R. Storm, and granddaughter Laura Nicole Storm.
Dick served in Texas for four years with the U.S. Air Force. For 29 years he worked at Firestone in Decatur, retiring in 1994. He was an active member of the Arthur Mennonite Church and a member of Lions Club for many years, receiving the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. He served as director of Shelby County Civil Defense and achieved the level of 32 degree Mason, Arthur Masonic Lodge 825 A.F. and A.M.
Dick enjoyed gardening, riding his scooter, watching John Wayne movies, playing dominoes, and meeting his friends at the coffee shop. He knew no strangers.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Arthur Home or the Arthur Mennonite Church.