Donald Wesley ”Charley Brown” Storrs

03/06/1933 — 06/15/2004

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Cohasset, MN

Donald Wesley ”Charley Brown” Storrs

DONALD “CHARLEY BROWN” STORRS EINAN’S FUNERAL HOME

Donald ''Charley Brown'' Storrs passed away peacefully in his sleep, June 15, 2004 at his home in Richland, Washington. Don led a very rich life, loving his wife and children. He was born on Little Bass Lake in Cohasset, MN on March 6, 1933 to Horace and Gladys Storrs. He was raised in Grand Rapids, MN and began his working career at the Oliver Mines as a shovel operator. He then worked for the Super Value store in Grand Rapids until joining the Bankers Life and Casualty Company selling insurance. He then joined I.B.E.W. Local 640 and became an electrician until March 1991 when he suffered a stroke. Don was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Grand Rapids and the Shriners Cycle Patrol.

Don married Denniece on June 24, 1975 and they lived in Washington, Minnesota and Arizona.

He is survived by his wife of 30 yrs, Denniece Storrs, brothers Duane and Larry Storrs, his ten children, Monica & James Fischer, Jeanne Storrs, Steve Storrs, Mari & Buzzy Kemp, Michael Storrs, Debbie Georgi, Mike Sokey, Lisa Edmondson, Barbara Waechter, Cindy Eskeli. 25 grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and of course all his friends who meant the world to him. He also left his beloved dog and loyal companion, Biff.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Gladys Storrs, and granddaughter Kimberly Sokey.

Viewing will be held June 20th, at 12:00 with a funeral service following at 2:00 pm at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland.

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  • Dad,

    The next sunrise I see, will be the first Fathers Day in my life without you to share it with.

    For wherever our journeys and adventures found us throughout the past 48 years, I always found comfort in knowing that we greeted each and every morning under the warm glow of the same Sun.

    I’m so glad we were able to once again “hunker down”, if only for a short time last week, and renew our unspoken and timeless bond.

    So many trails to remember,..so many high mountain meadows,…so many “Pilgrims” to meet. Please say “Hi” to the Wildcat, and try to leave a few Buff for me!

    Remember, blaze a good trail , as I won’t be too far behind you…. I wish you always,..A Full Pot,..A full Pipe,…And a Full Head of Hair….The sun on the back of your neck, a sturdy and stable horse, and piles of “plews”

    So long, my Ol’ Pard,…and keep yer powder dry,……….

    Forever and Always,

    Your Devoted Son,

    Steve

    Steven Donald Storrs
    November 4, 2014
    Laprairie,, Minnesota, MN, US
  • The memories of you will be forever seen in the hearts of those you’ve left behind. I will always see your smiling face every time I see falling snow. I love you Dad

    Barbara Waechter
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Our deepest sympathies go out to you Denniece and family. Don was a great person and we enjoyed all his blond jokes he sent us over time. He had a great personality and a great sense of humor. He will be missed.Love Rich & Diane

    Rich & Diane Rogers
    November 4, 2014
    Cohasset, MN, US
  • Dennise, My prayers are with you and your family.

    I so enjoyed Don when he was coming to our clinic for physical therapy.

    Lorraine

    Lorraine
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • My heart and thoughts are with you. Stay strong, and let the love around you help you heal.

    Vivian Van Allen
    November 4, 2014
    Grants, Pass, OR, US
  • Denniece and Family,

    Thinking of you and sharing in your loss of Donny. If only our trip would have been sooner we would have been able to hug you one more time… but by now, you have brightened up Heaven for your Family and friends who have gone before you.

    Say hi to Cass for us and give him a big hug from Mom. We will meet again.

    Donny touched so many people in his time here on earth, that he will be very sadly missed.

    Much love to all of you,

    Shirley, Kent, Cody and Brett

    Shirley
    November 4, 2014
    Cohasset, MN, US
  • Have known Don since 1949.

    Have many good memories of “debating” life, with him.

    One couldn’t ask for a better or kinder friend !

    To all his family I send deepest sympathy and prayers.

    Steve and Jeanie, you have my love, since I know both of you personally.

    Deniece, may God be with you, now and in the days to come.

    I know He is with Don, as many of our disussions on e-mail were about the need for Him in our lives.

    Blessings to you all. I’ll miss him, too,

    Love and prayers,

    Verla

    Verla Aultman
    November 4, 2014
    Grand, Rapids, MN, US
  • Hi Sweetheart, how do I say goodbye to you…you were my husband,friend,lover,&soul mate along with being the best father any kid could wantGrand father & great Grandfather tooWe are all going to miss you !!Gosh ,Honey, Bob Shaff was at your funeral and I didn’t even see him. He signed the book thats how I knew.

    I love you sooooo much. But you always knew that just as I knew you loved me. I’m going to miss youbut will always remember you when I see someone smoking a cigar or wearing a durby.And when I smell the after shave you always used mmmm…you’ll be there.I could feel you with me the day you left..and I must say “That was fast”‘not a sidepork run.

    Please say hi to everyone there and I’ll see you when its my time to go…Love you so much my honey !!!!!

    Your loving wife, Denniece

    Denniece Storrs
    November 4, 2014
    Richland,Wa., WA, US
  • I don’t know for sure if I ever met Charley Brown, but Denniece is my Aunt and a pretty spunky one at that. He must have been an awesome man to keep up with Aunt Denniece! My thoughts are with all of the family memebers.

    D. J. Swepston
    November 4, 2014
    Tahlequah, OK, US
  • Don,

    You will be truly missed and thought of often in the years to come.

    I only regret that I was not

    able to make that timeless bond with you that kids make with their friends parents when they are young.

    To your Son Steve my very dear life long Friend. My prayers are with you. What a special relationship you had with your Dad. Something to be truly cherished.

    To Monica,Jeanne,Mary and Mike. It has been a long time since I have seen any of you. I know that you all will miss your Dad Dearly. All of my Deepest Sympathy’s and prayers are with you all. I will see you all soon I am sure. God go with you and God Bless.

    To the extended Family that I have either never met or have only met briefly in life. My Deepest sympathy’s to all of you and all of my prayers be with you.

    I am truly saddened by the

    passing of Don Storrs and know that someday we will all

    get a chance to know each other better in Heaven.

    Take care all. God Bless and God go with you.

    Ron Bertram

    Ron Bertram
    November 4, 2014
    Grand, Rapids, MN, US
  • Hi Dad. I love saying those words, and you know we’ll be talking! You make me smile when I think of you. What a great time we had last summer for the family reunion, and I feel so lucky that I got to spend that entire week with you. Your gentleness, good spirited nature and big heart is something that I will take with me forever. There was never anyone who wasn’t a friend to you, and how lucky we all were to have you in our lives. I could go on and on, but you know how I feel. We will see each other again, and I look forward to that. Greet Grandma and Grandpa, and everyone else… I so love you dad. Thank you for all that you were in my life. Monica

    Monica Fischer
    November 4, 2014
    Leesburg, Florida, USA
  • Dad,

    The next sunrise I see, will be the first Fathers Day in my life without you to share it with.

    For wherever our journeys and adventures found us throughout the past 48 years, I always found comfort in knowing that we greeted each and every morning under the warm glow of the same Sun.

    I’m so glad we were able to once again “hunker down”, if only for a short time last week, and renew our unspoken and timeless bond.

    So many trails to remember,..so many high mountain meadows,…so many “Pilgrims” to meet. Please say “Hi” to the Wildcat, and try to leave a few Buff for me!

    Remember, blaze a good trail , as I won’t be too far behind you…. I wish you always,..A Full Pot,..A full Pipe,…And a Full Head of Hair….The sun on the back of your neck, a sturdy and stable horse, and piles of “plews”

    So long, my Ol’ Pard,…and keep yer powder dry,……….

    Forever and Always,

    Your Devoted Son,

    Steve

    Steven Donald Storrs
    November 4, 2014
    Laprairie,, Minnesota, MN, US
  • The memories of you will be forever seen in the hearts of those you’ve left behind. I will always see your smiling face every time I see falling snow. I love you Dad

    Barbara Waechter
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Our deepest sympathies go out to you Denniece and family. Don was a great person and we enjoyed all his blond jokes he sent us over time. He had a great personality and a great sense of humor. He will be missed.Love Rich & Diane

    Rich & Diane Rogers
    November 4, 2014
    Cohasset, MN, US
  • Dennise, My prayers are with you and your family.

    I so enjoyed Don when he was coming to our clinic for physical therapy.

    Lorraine

    Lorraine
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • My heart and thoughts are with you. Stay strong, and let the love around you help you heal.

    Vivian Van Allen
    November 4, 2014
    Grants, Pass, OR, US
  • Denniece and Family,

    Thinking of you and sharing in your loss of Donny. If only our trip would have been sooner we would have been able to hug you one more time… but by now, you have brightened up Heaven for your Family and friends who have gone before you.

    Say hi to Cass for us and give him a big hug from Mom. We will meet again.

    Donny touched so many people in his time here on earth, that he will be very sadly missed.

    Much love to all of you,

    Shirley, Kent, Cody and Brett

    Shirley
    November 4, 2014
    Cohasset, MN, US
  • Have known Don since 1949.

    Have many good memories of “debating” life, with him.

    One couldn’t ask for a better or kinder friend !

    To all his family I send deepest sympathy and prayers.

    Steve and Jeanie, you have my love, since I know both of you personally.

    Deniece, may God be with you, now and in the days to come.

    I know He is with Don, as many of our disussions on e-mail were about the need for Him in our lives.

    Blessings to you all. I’ll miss him, too,

    Love and prayers,

    Verla

    Verla Aultman
    November 4, 2014
    Grand, Rapids, MN, US
  • Hi Sweetheart, how do I say goodbye to you…you were my husband,friend,lover,&soul mate along with being the best father any kid could wantGrand father & great Grandfather tooWe are all going to miss you !!Gosh ,Honey, Bob Shaff was at your funeral and I didn’t even see him. He signed the book thats how I knew.

    I love you sooooo much. But you always knew that just as I knew you loved me. I’m going to miss youbut will always remember you when I see someone smoking a cigar or wearing a durby.And when I smell the after shave you always used mmmm…you’ll be there.I could feel you with me the day you left..and I must say “That was fast”‘not a sidepork run.

    Please say hi to everyone there and I’ll see you when its my time to go…Love you so much my honey !!!!!

    Your loving wife, Denniece

    Denniece Storrs
    November 4, 2014
    Richland,Wa., WA, US
  • I don’t know for sure if I ever met Charley Brown, but Denniece is my Aunt and a pretty spunky one at that. He must have been an awesome man to keep up with Aunt Denniece! My thoughts are with all of the family memebers.

    D. J. Swepston
    November 4, 2014
    Tahlequah, OK, US
  • Don,

    You will be truly missed and thought of often in the years to come.

    I only regret that I was not

    able to make that timeless bond with you that kids make with their friends parents when they are young.

    To your Son Steve my very dear life long Friend. My prayers are with you. What a special relationship you had with your Dad. Something to be truly cherished.

    To Monica,Jeanne,Mary and Mike. It has been a long time since I have seen any of you. I know that you all will miss your Dad Dearly. All of my Deepest Sympathy’s and prayers are with you all. I will see you all soon I am sure. God go with you and God Bless.

    To the extended Family that I have either never met or have only met briefly in life. My Deepest sympathy’s to all of you and all of my prayers be with you.

    I am truly saddened by the

    passing of Don Storrs and know that someday we will all

    get a chance to know each other better in Heaven.

    Take care all. God Bless and God go with you.

    Ron Bertram

    Ron Bertram
    November 4, 2014
    Grand, Rapids, MN, US
  • Hi Dad. I love saying those words, and you know we’ll be talking! You make me smile when I think of you. What a great time we had last summer for the family reunion, and I feel so lucky that I got to spend that entire week with you. Your gentleness, good spirited nature and big heart is something that I will take with me forever. There was never anyone who wasn’t a friend to you, and how lucky we all were to have you in our lives. I could go on and on, but you know how I feel. We will see each other again, and I look forward to that. Greet Grandma and Grandpa, and everyone else… I so love you dad. Thank you for all that you were in my life. Monica

    Monica Fischer
    November 4, 2014
    Leesburg, Florida, USA
  • Thinking of you.

    Diana,Dale and Kayla

    Diana & Dale Hines
    November 4, 2014
    Cohasset, MN, US
  • With Deepest Sympathy and Love to You Denniece and to all your family in loving memory of your Don.. May he rest in peace…

    Susan Lurie

    Susan Lurie
    November 4, 2014
    Los, Angeles, CA, US
  • My God be with at this time, our thoughts and prayers to his family.

    My fondest memory of Don

    The time Denniece and I went out, and he kept finding us were ever we went. Don will be missed very dearly.

    Eric, Patty Henry & Family
    November 4, 2014
    Deer, River, MN, US
  • Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Denniece. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your sorrow. Lloyd & Gloria

    Lloyd & Gloria Best
    November 4, 2014
    Cohasset, MN, US
  • Denniece & Family,

    Our heartfelt sympathies & prayers go to you during this time of sorrow. Remembering the good times around the campfires in Minnesota. May God uplift you in the days to come. With Our Love & Prayers- Dee & Tammi

    Claudine Dee & Tammi Navin
    November 4, 2014
    Ilwaco, WA, US
  • Dad,

    The greatest thing you ever taught me is that there is always a little bit of good in everyone. Sometimes you just have to look a little harder. I am a better person for you having been in my life. When I snooze in the chair with my girls I always think of you.

    I will miss you.

    Your Little Cindy

    Your Little Cindy
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Wish I could be there to give you a big hug Deniese! I’ll always remember the summer you opened up your home for me to spend with you. Seems like just yesterday Barb, Cindy and I were dancing the hula in the front yard and I was learning the truth about earwigs… Anyway, much love to you all during this time.

    Always,

    Laura

    Laura Smith
    November 4, 2014
    Bemidji, MN, US