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Delbert "Dutch" Storms

Marquette, Michigan

October 13, 1927 - June 6, 2024

Delbert "Dutch" Storms Obituary

Delbert (Dutch) Storms beloved father, grandfather, and friend passed away peacefully

at the Trillium House June 6,2024 at the age of 96 surrounded by his family. He was a

proud veteran who enlisted in 1944, at the age of seventeen, and served during World

War II in the Navy. It is truly fitting that he passed away on the 80th anniversary of D-

Day. After the war, he married the late Ruth Storms and became a bricklayer for many

years.

He was born October 13, 1927, to the late Lester and Ida Storms. He was preceded in

death by his wife, Ruth; sons, Jim Hale, Joey Storms, and Lester Storms; daughter,

Emmy Lou Brilinski; son-in-law, Joseph December; brothers, Darwin (Mary), Truman,

Frank (Dee), Howard (Janice); sister, Phyllis Storms; and grandchildren, Thomas

Bushey and Melinda LaFave.

Dutch is survived by his children, Mary Anne Amlotte of Rockford, MI; Ida (Charlie)

Doan of Ossineke, MI; Evelyn December of Marquette, MI; and Delbert Storms Jr

(Linda) of Marquette, MI; a brother, Norman Storms (Donna) of Flint, MI and sister,

Evelyn (Earl) Rollyson of Ocala, FL. He is also survived by numerous nieces and

nephews, as well as 32 Grandchildren, 57 Great Grandchildren, and 23 Great-Great

Grandchildren.

He was a member of and served as president of the Lions Club in Linden, MI for several

years; and a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and the Old

Timers group of Marquette. Upon returning to Marquette, he became an honorary

member of the Jokers Motorcycle club in Gwinn MI. He loved roaming the roads

throughout MI as the “chase vehicle” with his son Delbert Jr. and the club members.

The family would like to thank the Trillium House and Lake Superior Hospice for the

care you provided him; and especially to his Case manager, Patty, with whom he had

formed a special bond. Their caring went beyond the expected. We greatly appreciate

Father Tim who made his last wishes possible; and the “ladies” at Oakwood Village

where he had previously resided for sharing their friendship, favorite recipes, and many

laughs.

We are sure he will be missed by the staff at Verizon as anyone that knew him knew he

was not tech savvy! He cursed his phone daily and made weekly trips to Verizon. He

lived a long life and was quite a character. He certainly will be remembered by those he

shared numerous adages and proverbs, like “Hogan’s goat” and many others from his

Era.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Trillium house 1144 Northland Dr,

Marquette MI 49855 or Lake Superior Hospice 914 Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI 49855.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 15th from 10am-12pm with Funeral Service

beginning at 12pm at Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services.


Military honors will be presented at time of service by the American Legion Honor

Guard.

Immediately following services there will be a “Last Ride Motorcycle Procession” leaving

from Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral & Cremation Services, going to the Jokers Clubhouse. A

Luncheon/Celebration of Life, in his honor, will be held at the Jokers M/C Club (1010 E

State Highway, Gwinn MI 49841). The Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral & Cremation Services will be serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at www.fassbenderswansonhansen.com

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Delbert "Dutch" Storms hosted by Fassbender-Swanson Funeral Home.

Delbert (Dutch) Storms beloved father, grandfather, and friend passed away peacefully

at the Trillium House June 6,2024 at the age of 96 surrounded by his family. He was a

proud veteran who enlisted in 1944, at the age of seventeen, and served during World

War II in the Navy. It is truly fitting that he passed away on the 80th anniversary of D-

Day. After the war, he married the late Ruth Storms and became a bricklayer for many

years.

He was born October 13, 1927, to the late Lester and Ida Storms. He was preceded in

death by his wife, Ruth; sons, Jim Hale, Joey Storms, and Lester Storms; daughter,

Emmy Lou Brilinski; son-in-law, Joseph December; brothers, Darwin (Mary), Truman,

Frank (Dee), Howard (Janice); sister, Phyllis Storms; and grandchildren, Thomas

Bushey and Melinda LaFave.

Dutch is survived by his children, Mary Anne Amlotte of Rockford, MI; Ida (Charlie)

Doan of Ossineke, MI; Evelyn December of Marquette, MI; and Delbert Storms Jr

(Linda) of Marquette, MI; a brother, Norman Storms (Donna) of Flint, MI and sister,

Evelyn (Earl) Rollyson of Ocala, FL. He is also survived by numerous nieces and

nephews, as well as 32 Grandchildren, 57 Great Grandchildren, and 23 Great-Great

Grandchildren.

He was a member of and served as president of the Lions Club in Linden, MI for several

years; and a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and the Old

Timers group of Marquette. Upon returning to Marquette, he became an honorary

member of the Jokers Motorcycle club in Gwinn MI. He loved roaming the roads

throughout MI as the “chase vehicle” with his son Delbert Jr. and the club members.

The family would like to thank the Trillium House and Lake Superior Hospice for the

care you provided him; and especially to his Case manager, Patty, with whom he had

formed a special bond. Their caring went beyond the expected. We greatly appreciate

Father Tim who made his last wishes possible; and the “ladies” at Oakwood Village

where he had previously resided for sharing their friendship, favorite recipes, and many

laughs.

We are sure he will be missed by the staff at Verizon as anyone that knew him knew he

was not tech savvy! He cursed his phone daily and made weekly trips to Verizon. He

lived a long life and was quite a character. He certainly will be remembered by those he

shared numerous adages and proverbs, like “Hogan’s goat” and many others from his

Era.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Trillium house 1144 Northland Dr,

Marquette MI 49855 or Lake Superior Hospice 914 Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI 49855.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 15th from 10am-12pm with Funeral Service

beginning at 12pm at Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services.


Military honors will be presented at time of service by the American Legion Honor

Guard.

Immediately following services there will be a “Last Ride Motorcycle Procession” leaving

from Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral & Cremation Services, going to the Jokers Clubhouse. A

Luncheon/Celebration of Life, in his honor, will be held at the Jokers M/C Club (1010 E

State Highway, Gwinn MI 49841). The Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral & Cremation Services will be serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at www.fassbenderswansonhansen.com

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Delbert "Dutch" Storms hosted by Fassbender-Swanson Funeral Home.

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