Meta O. Storgaard
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Meta O. Storgaard, age 98, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Friday, August 1, 2014 at Avera Yankton Care Center.

Funeral services are 2:00 PM, on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend David Wildermuth officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is one hour prior to the funeral service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.

Pallbearers are Bill Hickerson, William Hickerson, Charles Ibis, James Kunkel, Nannu Kunkel and Michael Storgaard.

Meta was born April 23, 1916 in Menno, South Dakota to Carl and Rosella (Schmidt) Kunkel. She grew up on a farm northwest of Menno and attended country school. Her father died in 1935 and in 1948, she moved with her mother into Menno. After her mother died in 1959, Meta moved to Yankton where she worked at the Human Services Center from 1960 to 1978. On November 29, 1963, she married Floyd Storgaard in Yankton. Meta was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing pool at the Yankton Senior Center where she was a member. Meta also loved playing pinochle with her friends and family.

Meta is survived by several nieces and nephews: James (Rose) Kunkel, Lois Kunkel, Rose Olson, Agatha (Kenny) Gagnon, Irene Axen, Ruth (Bill) Hickerson and Amelia Gunderson; and many great nieces and great nephews.

Meta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd, on November 22, 1988; three brothers: John, Charlie and Gust Kunkel; four sisters: Lydia Roesler, Sarah Ibis, Pauline Gliege and Ella Pedde; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund.




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I would like to say to Metas family sorry for your loss, she was a sweet lady/ I will miss her and all of our visits we had.

Pastor Jerry and Denise Willman


I don't know if Meta was related to Don Storgaard, but I was very close friends with Don's Daughter, Connie. Sounds like Meta lived a very long & hopefully, happy life. I am very sorry for your loss. God Bless

Deb Hovdenes


I am so sorry for your loss. Meta was a special lady. She and LeRoy were good friends and she became my friend when we married. We visited her several times the past few years and enjoyed her company. She loved to laugh and have fun.

Marge Heckenlaible


We will miss a beloved aunt. We have fond memories from the times we were together with Floyd and Meta in South Dakota and when they visited us in California.

Patricia Nielsen Pilley

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