Kathleen Marie (Olson) Storhaug, 73, passed away of complications from COVID-19 on Wed., Jan. 6, 2021, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen, S.D., surrounded by her loving family.
A public memorial service will be held at later date when it will be safer for everyone to gather and honor her memory.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Kathy Marie Storhaug, daughter of Myron and Dorothy (Reblin) Olson, was born on Feb. 3, 1947, at Volga, S.D. She grew up on the Lone Tree farm at Lake Preston, S.D., where she attended country school and graduated from Lake Preston High School in 1965. She furthered her education at Northwest College of Commerce in Huron, S.D., graduating in 1966.
Kathy married Michael Storhaug at Lake Preston Lutheran Church in Lake Preston on Aug. 19, 1967. She lived in Fürth, Germany, for two years where Mike was stationed during the Vietnam War. She moved to Aberdeen, S.D., in 1971 where she did various jobs before working as the International Secretary at Hub City Inc. (Regel Beloit) for 27 years, retiring on July 20, 2012.
She loved sewing/quilting, crafts, gardening/planting flowers, genealogy, camping, reading, going for walks and spending time with family, as that was a big part of her life. She also enjoyed traveling, visiting friends and making/sending cards. She carried a personal calendar so she would never forget a birthday or anniversary of family and friends. Most importantly, she was known for her love of chocolate, always saying that it should be one of the four food groups.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Mike; one daughter, LaRae Mock of Leola; one son, Shad Storhaug of Pattaya, Thailand; three grandchildren, Cory (Heather) Brockel of Eau Claire, Wis., Kayla Brockel (Jason Jojola) of Greeley, Colo., and Jessica (Jesse) Bosveld of Fort Collins, Colo.; brothers, Joe (Deb) Olson of Sioux Falls, Steve (Pam) Olson of Bushnell, Fla., and Guy (Edna) Olson of Round Rock, Texas; sisters, Jane (Dennis) Larson of Sioux Falls, Juanita (Steve) Spilde of Badger and Sylvia Olson of Sioux Falls; brother-in-law, Dale (Annette) Storhaug of Brookings; sister-in-law, Mercedes (Charles) Robinson of Cloquet, Minn.; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many friends who will dearly miss her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Myron and Dorothy Olson; her father and mother-in-law, Morris and Evelyn Storhaug; brothers-in-law, James and Wallace Storhaug.
Memorials should be directed to: Aberdeen Area Humane Society; Salvation Army of Aberdeen; Lake Preston Lutheran Church, 209 Spring Ave. S., Lake Preston, SD 57249; LifeScape Foundation-Adult Residential Services, 2011 W. 26th St. #201, Sioux Falls, SD 57105.