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“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend... I have worked with Patti for the past 5 years as I...Read More »
1 of 56 | Posted by: Holly Schumacher - Herreid, SD

“Patti's family; We remain eternally grateful for Patti's mentoring of young women. Her gentle quiet nature was a role model for many! Our...Read More »
2 of 56 | Posted by: Ronny and Ann Mackaben - SD

“David and Family: I am sorry to hear of the death of your wife. She sounds like a very wonderful person. I happened to check obits and saw the...Read More »
3 of 56 | Posted by: Henry Peterson - Adrian, MN

“Dave and family- We are so sorry to hear of Patti's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 56 | Posted by: Duane, Frankie and Krista Hofer

“Dave and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Patty was such a wonderful lady, I enjoyed every minute I spent with her when I had my...Read More »
5 of 56 | Posted by: Lynnette Stugelmeyer - Buffalo, SD

“Patti was a kind, sweet lady. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say. A helping hand to lend whenever someone needed it. We will...Read More »
6 of 56 | Posted by: Layton Lensegrav and Family

“What an amazing and wonderful women for the earthly world to miss. I can't even imagine all of the lives she has touched is such wonderful ways. ...Read More »
7 of 56 | Posted by: Rebecca Melpakam (Larson)

“Dave, Steve, Tara, Scott, Chandra, Bailee, Travis, Riley, and Colton, It is hard to find the words to say how sorry we are at the loss of Patti. ...Read More »
8 of 56 | Posted by: Mary Kay and Mike Thompson - SD

“Sending our sympathy and prayers to the family of Patti, she was such an amazing person to visit with, we always considered her a friend. Rose &...Read More »
9 of 56 | Posted by: Rose Hafner - Belle Fourche, SD

“Dave, Scott, Steve & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Patti was an amazing woman! The thing I will always remember is her amazing smile. My...Read More »
10 of 56 | Posted by: Jerrica Sauer - Bismarck, ND

“Dave and Family, Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I have enjoyed working with Patti through the years, she was one of...Read More »
11 of 56 | Posted by: Dianne Hellekson

“Dave, Scott, Steve and families, Jr. and I would like extend out condolences in your loss. Patti was such a great lady, friend and dedicated teacher...Read More »
12 of 56 | Posted by: Carol Olson - Faith, SD

“Gary and I send our sympathy to you Dave and your entire family. Patti was such a good friend at school and a very dedicated teacher. She cared so...Read More »
13 of 56 | Posted by: joel peterson - Faith, SD, SD

“Dave, Scott, Steve and families, Our hearts go out to you as you mourn the loss of someone so dear. I have many fond memories of Patti from high...Read More »
14 of 56 | Posted by: Carolyn Petik - SD

“Dave and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Patti's passing. She was such a special lady and was a great teacher. May God comfort you and your...Read More »
15 of 56 | Posted by: Lindsey Penny - Presho, SD

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Patti. She was such a compassionate lady. My fondest memory is when she took me along to Kansas to see her...Read More »
16 of 56 | Posted by: Anita - Lemmon, SD - cousin

“Dennis and I send our sincere condolences to Patti's family. Dennis remembers hiring Patti to teach in the Faith High School and I taught across the...Read More »
17 of 56 | Posted by: Dennis and Janet Fernau - SD

“David and familly, Our prayers of sympathy are with you all at this difficult time. Patty will be remembered for her great smile and always...Read More »
18 of 56 | Posted by: Dave and Judy Gano - Meadow, SD

“With our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers. May the many memories of Patti help you through this difficult time. I remember she always had a...Read More »
19 of 56 | Posted by: Audrey Kouril - Sioux Falls, SD

“I and mom send our prayers in the loss of Patti. She is always will be looking over you guys and holding your love close to her. I have always...Read More »
20 of 56 | Posted by: Janet Bohn - Faulkton, SD

“Sending you all my deepest sympathy! Please know you are all in my prayers!!! ”
21 of 56 | Posted by: Lori Sattler - Lemmon, SD

“Dave, Our sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family on the loss of Patti. ”
22 of 56 | Posted by: Travis and Carol Ellison

“My sympathy and prayers go out to Patti's family. ”
23 of 56 | Posted by: Aldene Powers - Lemmon, SD

“I was deeply saddened by the passing of such a friend and classmate. She always had a smile on her face not matter how she felt. She was one strong...Read More »
24 of 56 | Posted by: Cindy Hetzel - Keldron, SD

“Dave and family: So saddened to hear of Patti's passing. I have fond memories of Patti and all the great times we had in extension club and...Read More »
25 of 56 | Posted by: Lynda and Gary Edwards - SD

“We were so sorry to hear of Patti's passing. Patti was a great co-worker to work with. I remember enjoying Patti's friendship when we were in high...Read More »
26 of 56 | Posted by: Sonja and David Gebhart - Faith, SD

“David, Scott, Steve and families....my thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this difficult time. Patti was such a wonderful women who touched...Read More »
27 of 56 | Posted by: Jennifer Marxsen - Lemmon, SD

“Life is a journey of sweetness and sorrow, of yesterday's memories and hopes for tomorrow, of pathways we choose and detours we face with patience...Read More »
28 of 56 | Posted by: Garret and Jarenda Peterson - NE

“Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
29 of 56 | Posted by: Donell Bergin - Meadowlands, MN

“Dear Dave and family, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Patti. She was such a delight to visit with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you....Read More »
30 of 56 | Posted by: Donna Creighton & Robert Wallace - SD

“Dear David, Scott, Steve and all family, I am so sorry about Patti's passing. She was an incredible person....so kind, compassionate and genuine. I...Read More »
31 of 56 | Posted by: Carrie Carmichael-Roth - Bison, SD

“Dave, Scott, Steve and families, I am so very sorry to hear of Patti's passing. I have dozens of fond memories of Patti, and everyone of those...Read More »
32 of 56 | Posted by: Colette Johnson - Bison, SD

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Patti will be missed by so many. She was the sweetest, kindest person and did such a wonderful job...Read More »
33 of 56 | Posted by: Russell & Dawn Simons - Faith, SD

“Our sympathy to Patti's family. We have known Patti since our school days at Lemmon and have always been proud to call her a friend. Her pleasant...Read More »
34 of 56 | Posted by: Larry and Verlyn Veal

“What a marvelous lady and teacher!! NO one will ever fill her shoes. Thinking of all the memories and we are cherishing every one. Jackie, Randie,...Read More »
35 of 56 | Posted by: Wicks Family

“I am so very sorry for your loss, this is a very difficult journey.......please know you are all in my prayers and thoughts. Patti was a very...Read More »
36 of 56 | Posted by: Lynn Hall

“Patti was my dear friend. We shared a trailer when I taught at FHS. My heart is broken. My prayers are with her family and friends. ”
37 of 56 | Posted by: Rhonda McPherson - Sturgis, SD

“Although no words of sympathy, can take away your sorrow, may memories of Pattie give you strength for each tomorrow. Thoughts and Prayers to...Read More »
38 of 56 | Posted by: Diane and Evan Munyon - ND

“So sorry to hear of Patti's passing. She was such a pleasant person. We went to many rodeos and wrestling match's. She was always very kind. My kids...Read More »
39 of 56 | Posted by: connie penny - presho, SD

“Will always remember the wonderful visit we had when the famlies were togeather Christmas Eve.. Patti you will be missed, I know we didn't get...Read More »
40 of 56 | Posted by: Darlene and Allen Storm - SD

“Mrs. Storm- You will be greatly missed. Thank-you for all your guidance, kindness and patience. You were one of my favorite teachers. I hope in...Read More »
41 of 56 | Posted by: Lacey Wondercheck - Howes, SD

“So sorry to hear about Patty, she was a wonderful lady. She ran our mail route for several years, the best ever! I remember Patty when she went to...Read More »
42 of 56 | Posted by: Llewellyn & Karen Englehart

“Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Patti Storm....There are so many things i could share about her but I'll keep it short and say i am proud...Read More »
43 of 56 | Posted by: Jackie Bernstein - Faith, SD

“So sorry to hear about Patti. She was a very special lady. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this...Read More »
44 of 56 | Posted by: Richard and Susan Harwood - SD

“Dave & Family, So very sorry to hear about your loss of Pattie, our thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew and loved her. Mike Jennings &...Read More »
45 of 56 | Posted by: Mike Jennings - Spearfish, SD

“My thoughts and prayers are with David & the rest of Patti's family. ”
46 of 56 | Posted by: LaVonne Thom Rook - Roundup, MT

“Sure will miss you Mrs. Storm. You helped me get through my first week of high school. You corrected my grammar when necessary :) You were pretty...Read More »
47 of 56 | Posted by: Tristen Weyer - Faith, SD

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dave, Scott, Steve and families. Mrs. Storm was such a kind, compassionate lady/teacher who always seemed to have...Read More »
48 of 56 | Posted by: Sabra Hulm

“What a neat lady! Patti was always so kind and full of life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. John & Barb ”
49 of 56 | Posted by: John & Barb Bartell - Shadehill, SD

“What a blessing Patti was to all who knew her. Always a smile on her face no matter what life handed her. Heaven is going to be a wonderful place. ...Read More »
50 of 56 | Posted by: Brian & Gloria Flatmoe - Meadow, SD

“Oh Mrs. Storm you were my favorite teacher at school and always will be! you put up with all of us with a smile on your face! We appreciate all the...Read More »
51 of 56 | Posted by: Kianna Fisher - Faith, SD

“My memories of Patti go way back to when she was dating David and would drive all the way from Brookings, where she was going to school, all the back...Read More »
52 of 56 | Posted by: Kathy Larson - Lemmon, SD

“She was my teacher in Jr high I believe, was very kind. We kidded each other about me being a teacher's pet because I was her cousin. She will be...Read More »
53 of 56 | Posted by: Joanie Moore - Lemmon, SD

“Dave and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Pattys passing. Our heartfelt sympathy is with you all at this difficult time. Patty was such a...Read More »
54 of 56 | Posted by: Dave and Judy Gano - Meadow, SD

“Mrs. Storm, thank you for your tolerance, patience, and for your understanding with me! I appreciate it more than you could've ever known! You and...Read More »
55 of 56 | Posted by: Amanda Sizzle - Rapid City, SD

“Rest in peace Mrs.Storm your class was always great and I took every one I could with you love you and will miss you! ”
56 of 56 | Posted by: Kallie - pierre, SD


The Funeral Service for Patti Storm, age 62 of Meadow, will be held at 11:00am Saturday, January 12, 2013 at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lemmon. Pastor Frank Gantt will officiate with burial in Gallaway Cemetery at Meadow.

Special music will be provided by Rhonda Tomac, organist.

Serving as casketbearers are Milton, Daryl, and Allen Storm, Fred Gebhart, Fred Reede, Jack Gabbert, Don Borowski, and Jess Carmichael. All of Patti's grandchildren, her co-workers, and former and current students of Faith High School are considered Honorary Bearers.

PATRICIA J. ODER "Patti" was born on September 2, 1950 in Hugoton, Kansas to Peggy Jean (Mills) Oder. She attended school in Kansas and Colorado and graduated from Lemmon High School in 1968. She attended SDSU in Brookings where she graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics.

On June 1, 1972, Patti was united in marriage to David E. Storm at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lemmon. They began their life together in Lemmon where she began substitute teaching and she was the Journalism Advisor. In May of 1973, they purchased a ranch near Meadow where she and David ranched and raised their sons, Scott and Steve.

Patti substitute taught at the Progress and Bison schools. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a rural route mail carrier for 8 ½ years driving the Meadow and Bison routes. She then worked in Lemmon for Wolff's Wheel Alignment for 3 years. In the summer of 1995, she returned to college at Brookings to renew her teaching certificate. Patti then taught high school English and Journalism at Lemmon High School for 3 years. In the fall of 1998 she began teaching at Faith High School where she was currently teaching.

In 2008, Patti was diagnosed with a lung disease and has been battling it since. She passed from this life early Wednesday morning, January 9, 2013 at her home near Meadow at the age of 62 years, 4 months, 7 days.

Patti had a passion for teaching and inspired many students. Teaching English to her students was one of her favorite things to do, but the most memorable are the time's spent with her family and grandchildren. She loved attending their school and rodeo activities. Patti was a Leader for many years of the Rough and Ready 4-H Club.

Surviving family members include her husband, David, 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Chandra Storm, Meadow, SD; Steve and Tara Storm, Spearfish, SD; 4 grandchildren, Bailee, Travis, Riley, and Colton Storm; 1 brother, Jim Swartz, in Minnesota; sisters-in-law, Donna and Janeane; 2 cousins, Jack (Heather) Wilson, and Cris Wilson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Patti was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ivan and Helen Mills, mother, Peggy McClung, father, Walter Ray Oder, brother, Randy Swartz, cousin, Danny Ivan Wilson, and aunt, Betty (Mills) Johnson.

Visitation will be on Friday from 1:00 to 9:00pm at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon and on Saturday one hour prior to services at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church.