Friday, August 08, 2003

Obituary: Ronald H. "Count" Stormer - Class of 1955

MADISON - Ronald H. "Count" Stormer, age 66, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003. He was born on Feb. 25, 1937, in Madison, the son of Howard "Pete" and Frances (Frisch) Stormer. He graduated from Madison Central High School in 1955. Ron joined the Madison Police Department on March 19, 1962, and served the city until his retirement on June 22, 1989. Ron was an avid Packers and Badgers fan, he also enjoyed spending time with his wife, Judy at their Crystal Lake retreat where he was among many friends. He worked part-time at the Caribou Tavern for many years following his retirement and he loved to travel and especially enjoyed cruises. He is survived by his wife, Judene "Judy" of Madison; his children, Rebecca (Paul) Gilles of Battle Creek, Mich., Jane (Casey) McGann of Baraboo, John (Sandy) Stormer of Waunakee, Roberta (Bill) Briggs of Prairie du Sac, Daniel (Cindy) Stormer of Verona, Arthur (Debra) Davenport of Wisconsin Dells, and Richard (Richie) Duncan of Dallas, Texas; and by Ron's beloved cat, Misty. He is also survived by his mother, Frances Stormer of Fitchburg; his sisters, Darlene (Paul) Lavoie of California, Marilyn (Marlin) Irvine of Fitchburg, and Janice "Sue" (James) Lange of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 12 grandchildren, Daniel, Aaron, Kevin, Sarah, Amy, Mara, Sean, Corey, Bryant, Christine, Emily and Jacob; as well as many nieces, nephews, and close friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard; and his wife, Mary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at 11 a.m. in ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1128 St. James Court, in Madison. Monsignor Tom Baxter will officiate. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the SCHROEDER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3325 E. Washington Ave., in Madison, and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Cress Funeral Service Schroeder-Cress 3325 E. Washington Avenue (608) 249-6666

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 8, 2003

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