Paul Storms, 61 of Winner, SD passed away at his home on Saturday, July 17, 2021 in Winner.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery in Clearfield, SD. A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church from 6-7 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m.
Paul Edward Storms was born on Feb. 24, 1960 in Winner, SD to Leo and Ruth Storms. He was the youngest of five siblings. Paul attended Jordan school through eighth grade and graduated from Winner High School in 1978.
Paul’s mechanic roots led him to his first job at Car Care in Winner, SD during high school. After graduating, he built his own house, spent Sunday evenings at Winner Speedway, and met many lifelong friends during this time. Paul’s mechanic career involved UPS, a Chevy dealer in Deadwood, and then brought him back home to join Storms Brothers Repair. While working at the family business, Paul assisted his dad with building a metal cross for a cemetery in Mission. To thank him for his assistance, the tribe honored him with an eagle feather and he was given a Lakota name at a special ceremony. For the last 25+ years Paul has operated Storms’ Haygrinding, serving many customers in the area.
Paul’s love for cars led him to meet Ellen, where she worked at a gas station in Gregory, SD. Paul embraced Ellen and her two children, Michele and Michael. In April of 1988, Eric completed their family. Paul loved his family and enjoyed hosting get togethers at Stormy’s. He cherished time with his grandchildren and attended many of their activities. Paul was involved in various organizations including Bassmasters, North Star A.B.A.T.E., and the Winner Stock Car Association.
In Paul’s words to a close friend, “I’ve lived a good life. Don’t be sad for me. I have no regrets. Remember to love everyone. And always keep your tank full…”
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Ruth Storms; brother Linus Storms; and many close family and friends.
Paul is survived by Ellen Moss; 3 children- Michele (TJ) Bice, Michael (Chelsey) Moss, and Eric (Destiney) Storms; 11 grandchildren- Shayla, Cora, Evan, Reven, Bryken, Bohdi, Jace, Rowdi, Rooke, Henry, and Sully; two sisters- Myra Christensen and Nancy (Brian) Walsh; brother- Jack (Ellen) Storms; sister-in-law- Pat Storms; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.