Larry Storo, 79, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and loved ones on October 30, 2022.
He was born April 20, 1943, in Fargo, ND to Alf and Evelyn Storo. A proud Norwegian he grew up on the farms of western Minnesota, where adventures with his siblings were plentiful. Larry lived on his own for his senior year after the family moved to Georgetown. He graduated in 1961 from Pelican Rapids High School in Pelican Rapids, MN. Larry entered the Air Force in 1961 serving for 4 years working in communications while stationed in Guam and Grand Forks, ND. Always up for an adventure, he took to the highway after his military days, traveling in a snowstorm from Fargo to Seattle, WA, where he secured a job with Boeing and then the Post Office.
Ultimately, Larry took an opportunity with McDonald’s, to the shock of his coworkers at the post office. That opportunity was the beginning of a 48-year career with McDonald’s, 38 years of which were spent as an Owner Operator in the communities of Sheridan, Buffalo, and Gillette, WY.
Larry met his wife Ann of 52 years the same year he found his lifelong career with McDonald’s. He convinced her to move East to Denver, CO, and eventually to Sheridan, WY where they settled their family and bought their first Mcdonald’s. Over the years Larry was big on community involvement specifically in sports and education, which he believed in strongly. Larry served on various local boards over the years including the Ronald McDonald House of Billings, MT. Larry loved family, McDonald’s, football (Denver Broncos), and travel. Larry was best known for his love of community, solid life skill advice giver, level-headedness, big smile, and kind heart. He loved to laugh and often got people with his one-liners and a sly smile.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jay Storo (Brenda).
He will be sadly missed by his wife Ann (Johansen) Storo, daughter Michelle Falkner, son Larry Storo Jr., and daughter Andrea Storo, grandchild Joshua Michaels, brother Mark Storo (Reny), sister Joanne Klev (Keith), sister Sharon St. Germain (Bob), brother Lee Storo (Mary), and many loved cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A service will be held at Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead, MN at 11am on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 with burial to follow at Kirkebo Cemetery in Perley, MN.
A celebration of life will be held on November 19th, 2022 starting at 1pm at the Powder Horn Golf Club in Sheridan, WY. In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either WYO Theater in Sheridan, WY, or Ronald McDonald House Charities of Billings, MT.
So sorry for your loss! Larry was an amazing employer and a true gentleman! He was a huge inspiration to me and our family. The opportunities he gave me will never be forgotten! I will always cherish the friendship I had with Larry and Ann! Please know you will be in our prayers!
So sorry to hear this…My thoughts are with all of you!!
So Sorry for your Loss, Sending our Condolences and Prayers during this Difficult time.
Jack and Shelly Weger
Thinking of the Storo family during this sad time.
So sorry for the loss of this great man. He was a pillar of the community, and a wonderful man with a gentle disposition. He was always great to the kids, and made everyone feel like they belonged. Love and good vibes sent to the Storo family.
Larry was an awesome man who has contributed so much to the entire area…the positive impact of his efforts will live on for generations
So sorry for the loss of such a kind and good man . He will be missed. Love to the family. Cherish your memories of him . My daughter worked for him and I worked with Larry jr. So thinking of your family!
LARRY AND FAMILY: I WAS SO SAD TO LEARN OF YOUR DADS PASSING HE WAS AN AWESOME MAN.. you all are in my thoughts and PRAYERS
So sorry to the Storo family for their loss.
Deeply sorry for your loss. He was very kind and overall wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
Larry was a wonderful man. My daughter had her first job at McDonalds when she was 14. He was fair and kind and taught her a great work ethic. He truly loved the kids. My condolences to his family.
Condolences, to Ann, Larry and Andrea. Larry was a great guy, I will always remember his sense of humor, when he came into the office. He always took care of my mom and dad for all the years, they went to McDonalds for coffee.
What a shock. Mr. Storo was a great, kind man. So sorry for your loss.
Condolences to your family from all of us…Jill, Larry, John Chris Small.
We are saddened by the loss of Larry (Senior, as we’d refer to him) and our prayers go out to Ann and the entire Storo family. Larry was very impactful and we feel fortunate to have known him and having worked along side of him within the McDonald’s community for so many years. We will always remember Larry and his great personality!
Your father enlightened my day, everytime I was around him. His positive energy was contagious. Your family is in my prayers.