Richard Laren Storm

Richard "Dick" Laren Storm, 82, of Vermillion died Friday, May 14, 2010 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Dick was born Feb 11, 1928 in Gregory, to Fritz and Vera (Troutmann) Storm. He graduated from Coleridge, NE High School in 1945. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.  He graduated from the University of South Dakota (B.S, M.S.) and was employed by Honeywell as a sales engineer.  He married Lucille C. (Olson) Johnson on May 4, 1957. In September of 1957 they moved to Vermillion where he was employed at the University of South Dakota until he retired.

He is survived by a daughter, Jill Storm of Sioux Falls; one son, John (Maureen Cashin) of Vermillion; and daughter, Susan Storm-McDowell (Jamie McDowell) of Sioux Falls, SD.  Also surviving him are four grandchildren, Daniel and Eric Storm, Sasha and Maya McDowell; and two step-grandchildren, Patrick and Peter Haught.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Lucy Storm; his parents; two brothers and his sister.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion, with burial in Bluffview Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation was Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with the family present at Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.  For online condolences and obituary please visit

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