Charles "Chuck" Storch

Born: Fri., Jul. 6, 1928
Died: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1:00 PM Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

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Charles “Chuck” Storch, 90, Kokomo, passed away at 12:31 am Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo.  He was born July 6, 1928, in New York City, New York.  He was born the son of the late Carl and Elizabeth (Muller) Storch.  On May 18, 1957, in Sedalia, Missouri, he married Mary Virginia “Ginny” Dorweiler, and she survives. 

Chuck was a graduate of the School of Aviation Trades in New York City, and the University of Omaha, in Nebraska.  He served with the United States Air Force earning the rank of Lt. Col., where he received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster   Chuck was a member of the Grissom Aero Club, Horse Back Riding Club, and St. Patrick Catholic Church.  He enjoyed boating, hunting, and fishing.    

Along with his wife Ginny, Chuck is also survived by his children, Charles Steven Storch, Dana Janowski, Stacey Jones, and Douglas J. Storch. 

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Harold Storch.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm Saturday, October 13, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington Street, Kokomo, with Rev. Fr. Andrew Dudzinski the celebrant.  Military honors will be provided by the United States Air Force and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team following the mass.  A committal service will be held at 11:00 am Monday at Marion National Cemetery in Marion. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11-1 pm Saturday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Chuck’s memory to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 1800 N. Main Street, Suite 215, Wheaton, IL 60187-3112.  Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements.  Messages of condolence may be left online at  

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Rick A. Carter
   Posted Thu October 11, 2018
Forty years ago I was introduced to the father of one of my dearest friends. How little did I know at the young age of 20 that this handsome, charismatic Officer and a Gentleman would instantly garner my admiration and continue to inspire my thoughts and values for the next four decades of my adult life. He was truly a part of author Tom Brokaw’s “The Greatest Generation”, a superb family patriarch and my extra father figure, and my own personal Cold War Hero.

Salute, Col. Chuck! You are loved and will always be missed. Fly with the Angels...

A. Casey
   Posted Thu October 11, 2018
Offering my condolence to the family and friends of Charles Storch. As you cherish the many fond memories of Mr. Storch, reflect on the time when aging..., sickness... and death... will be no more. (Revelation 21:3,4; 1Corinthians 15: 26) This is what our loving God Jehovah has promised and Jesus Christ himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19)
May God’s word bring you comfort during this difficult time and in the days ahead as we await the fulfillment of his promises.......