Gerald Alverne Storebo 81, formerly of Finley, North Dakota passed away on March 3rd, 2021 at the Luther Memorial Nursing Home in Mayville, North Dakota.
Gerald was born on January 15th, 1940 in Sharon, North Dakota to Ole and Elanor (Mustad) Storebo. Gerald grew up in Finley and graduated from Finley High School in 1959. Gerald proudly served in the US Army from 1961-1963. Upon completion of his military service, Gerald married Ardis Lyste on June 26th, 1964. Gerald and Ardis were blessed with four children; James, Julie, Jerry, and Jan.
Gerald worked at the Air Force Base in both Finley and Grand Forks. He worked with four generations of the Laughlin family. He was a kind and welcoming man who gave so much and expected so little in return. Gerald loved gardening, jigsaw puzzles, attending family events, supporting local athletics, farming, auction sales, visiting with anyone that would listen, and restoring antique tractors.
Gerald will be missed by his friends, family, and community. Gerald is survived by: James (Athena) Storebo, Timnath, Co, Julie (Chris) Mostad, Fargo, ND Jerry (Kelly) Storebo, Cheyenne, Wy, Jan (Paulo) Peters, Algona, Iowa. Grandchildren: John (Madison) Storebo, Brandon Storebo, Ben Mostad, Grant Storebo, Brock Storebo, Brady Storebo, Maggie Godfrey, Nikolas Peters, and Derek Peters. Sisters: Evelyn Liberato, Maple Grove, MN and Arlene (John) Mitchell Columbus, MT.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ardis, sister Sylvia Storebo, brother John Storebo, and granddaughter Brooke Godfrey.
Due to COVID-19 constrictions, a funeral will be held on May 7th, at the Finley Lutheran Church at 1:00 PM.