Charles Storey Obituary

Charles E. Storey
Charles E. Storey
Charles E. Storey

August 17, 1916 - March 9, 2005
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Charles Edward Storey died March 9, 2005 in Green Valley, AZ after a lengthy illness. He was born August 17, 1916 in Des Moines, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles R. and Ilo Storey and his brothers, Ralph and Arthur.

Charles is survived by his wife of 63 years, Faith; daughters, Judy Bohrofen (Eldon) of Kohler, WI, and Jane Palmer (Jim) of Oak Ridge, TN; and four grandchildren, Heather Bohrofen of Los Angeles, CA, Peter Bohrofen (Christin) of Cincinnati, OH, Amy Palmer of Los Angeles, CA, and Stephanie Palmer of Chicago, IL.

Mr. Storey graduated from Drake University, class of 1939 and was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed at Shepard Field in Wichita Falls, TX. Upon returning from duty, Mr. Storey joined Storey Kenworthy Company, the family-owned office furnishing business in Des Moines that was co-founded by his father. Starting as a salesman, he later became Secretary/Treasurer of the company. After retiring from the Storey Kenworthy Company, he began a second career with the Travel Center as a travel agent. This utilized his many years of experience in world-wide travel that Faith and he enjoyed.

Mr. Storey was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he served on the council, as an Elder and usher, and was a founder of the St. John's Junior Achievement Association. He was a member of the Wakonda Country Club, the Des Moines Pioneer Club and Izaak Walton.

Mr. Storey was actively involved in area politics serving as the chairman of the Judicial Qualification Commission of Iowa, past president of the Polk County/Des Moines Taxpayers Association and the Des Moines Executive Association. Mr. Storey enjoyed his annual fishing trips to Canada, playing golf, fine woodworking and an ongoing game of gin over lunch with his buddies. He also enjoyed managing the family farms in association with Alan Burger in Gowrie, IA.

Visitation will be in eleven days on Sunday, April 3, 2005 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Dunn's Funeral Home, 2121 Grand Avenue. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 4 at St. John's Lutheran Church. A private burial will be scheduled later.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to St. John's Lutheran Church, 600 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309 or the American Heart Association, Des Moines Chapter, 1111 9th St. Suite 280, Des Moines, IA 50314.





Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Sunday, April 3, 2005
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
St. Johns Lutheran Church
600 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Monday, April 4, 2005
2:00 PM


St. Johns Lutheran Church
600 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA US
American Heart Association
1111 Ninth Street
Des Moines, IA 50314