March 17, 2014


Paula Stork, 95, of Carroll, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson. Music will be by Barb McDermott and the Holy Spirit choir. Mass servers will be Matt Wessling and Victoria Bauer. Lector will be Norma Wessling. Gift bearers will be Marsha Stork and LuJean Stork. Eucharistic minister will be Bill Stork. Honorary casket bearers will be Paula's nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Tom Stork, Bill Stork, Alan Stork, Gerald Wessling, Tom Wessling and Jason Hacker. Burial will be at St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda.

The family will receive friends beginning at noon Tuesday at Holy Spirit Church.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Paula's family at

Born Jan. 25, 1919, in Carroll County, Paula was a daughter of Henry and Helen (Julich) Stork. She attended school in Breda and Mount Carmel, graduating high school in 1937. In 1942 she moved to St. Louis, Mo., where she worked in a pharmacy. Paula retired in 1984 and then moved back to Carroll.

She was a graceful and loving sister, aunt and friend, always being very supportive of everyone. Paula will be remembered for her easy-going personality and being a joy to be around. She enjoyed a long life with many family members and friends. Paula also enjoyed occasional trips to the casino, her Saturday morning coffee group, shopping, flowers, the outdoors, bird watching, and her beloved St. Louis Cardinals. Paula was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.

Paula is survived by her sisters: Julie Stork of Breda, Sister Mary Myron "Martina" Stork of La Crosse, Wis., and Helen Ann Wessling of Breda; a sister-in-law, Ann Stork, of Sacramento, Calif.; many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Victor Stork, Mathias Stork, Joseph Stork, John Stork, Richard Stork, Henry "Hank" Stork and Fred Stork; her sisters: Josephine "Josie" Reinken and Margaret "Marge" Ballard; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and other family and friends.