James Edward Storjohann, 92

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James Edward Storjohann, 92 of Galena, IL and formerly Marshalltown, IA passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Midwest Medical Center, Galena with his daughter at his side.

Memorial service for James will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Visitation will start one hour prior starting at 9:30. Burial will be held in conjunction with the Ehrig-McTurk American Legion Post #127 from Gladbrook presenting military honors. Memorials may be directed to the family. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for James and his family.

He was born September 24, 1925 in Beaman, IA the son of George and Elsie (Kroeger) Storjohann. Jim graduated from Gladbrook High School with the Class of 1943. He attended Iowa State College after high school until he was called into Active Duty during WW II on December 20, 1943. Jim was in Company E 399th Infantry 100th Division 4th Platoon Weapons and served in Germany and France until he was honorably discharged on May 20, 1946. He received the Bronze Star for his exemplary action in saving his Commanding Officer from the Front line. Jim was united in marriage to Marjorie “Mike” Anna Plett on August 7, 1949 and she preceded him in death on January 4, 2006. After returning from the service, Jim worked Construction for the next 7 years and then farmed for the rest of his life. His favorite hobby was utilizing his expertise with woodworking projects which many of us to this day have and enjoy including Grandfather Clocks, round coffee tables and many other types of furniture. Jim was active in the Gladbrook AMVETS, Hartland Friends Church and multiple farming related functions. His later years while living in Galena, he was a dedicated member of the “Friday Night” Outings at the Woodlands Inn. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bulls fan.

Jim is survived by his daughter Ann Storjohann of Galena, a sister Doris Hite of Madrid, IA, a brother Larry (Sharry) Storjohann of Marshalltown, IA, his grandsons Ryan and Mitchell (Andrea) Storjohann of Marshalltown, Joseph (Ewa) and Patrick (Katie) Rice both of Chicago, IL, a granddaughter Kelly Rice of Atlanta, GA and fifteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son Michael James, a brother, George and a son-in-law, Joseph Rice, husband of his daughter, Ann.?Thank you to all of the people that have been a part of Jim’s life.? “The End is often the Beginning”