Ronald Gene Stork was born on November 5, 1937 in Blair, Nebraska to Everett
and Verna (Wulf) Stork. He passed away on May 17, 2019 in Sun City, Arizona
after a seven month struggle with heart related health issues.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 29th, at 11 a.m. at First
Lutheran Church in Blair. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, May 28th
from 5 to 8 at the Campbell-Aman Funeral Home.
Ron was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church north of
Arlington. He attended Orum School for his first two years of schooling and then
St. Paul's School. Ron graduated from Blair High School with the Class of 1955.
After graduation Ron began farming with his father. He married Judy Jones on
August 1, 1959 at First Lutheran Church which they joined and where Ron was
an usher and served on the Church Council. They were the parents of two
children, Shari and Scott.
4-H was an important part of growing up in the Stork Family. Everett organized
the Orum Feeders 4-H Club in 1949 for the neighborhood friends. Ron later was
the leader of the club and then his son Scott took over leadership as the club
continued to be in existence for over 40 years. The highlight of Ron's 4-H club
days was showing the Grand Champion Steer at the Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock
Show in 1957. Farming and feeding hogs and cattle were an important part of
Ron's life. He was a member of the Washington County Livestock Feeders. In
his spare time when not working on the farm, he enjoyed boating and
snowmobiling. About forty years ago he began golfing and became an avid
golfer. He was known to golf in later years as many as 6 days a week. He also
enjoyed playing cards. For the past twenty or so years, Ron & Judy have been
"snowbirds" enjoying the warmer weather (and golf) in Peoria, Arizona during the
Ron is survived by his wife Judy of nearly 60 years, daughter Shari and her
husband Scott McCain of Fremont, son Scott and his wife Nancy of Orum.
Grandchildren are Derek (Anna) Stork, Lindsey McCain (Mike) Kindler and, Jarett
(Katlynn) Stork, Lucas (Olivia) McCain, and Justin Stork. Great Grandchildren
Parker & Brooks McCain, Brinley Kindler, and Scott Levi Stork. Siblings Roger
(Donna) Stork, Susan (Jim) Bensen, Janice (Tom) Lippincott. Sister-in-law Sue
(Dave) Barker. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of
friends and golfing buddies. Ron was preceded in death by his parents Everett
and Verna Stork, parents-in-law Wallace and Maude Jones, and brother-in-law
Memorials may be given to Washington County Fair or First Lutheran Church.