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Dale Stork

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Dale Stork, 77, of Carroll, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at his home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church-St. John Paul II Parish in Carroll. The celebrant will be Father Kevin Richter. Music will be by Kathy Halbur. Lector will be Dustin Dinning. Gift bearers will be Dale’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eucharistic minister will be Cheryl Stork. Honorary casket bearers will be Bernie Janning, Ron Meiners, Clint and Lori Petersen, Dave Borkowski, Lynn Pudenz, Pat Derner and Lynn Schmitt. Casket bearers will be Alyson Stork-Fleming, Emily Ridout, Nick Steinbach, Tyson Rust, Nick Rohde, Jeff Stork and Dan Otto. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll with military honors conducted by the Carroll American Legion.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. Visitation at Holy Spirit Church will be from 12:30 until 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Dale’s family at

Dale, a son of Conrad and Marguerite (Wiederin) Stork, was born on Aug. 21, 1944, in Carroll, Iowa. He grew up near Breda. After his formal education, Dale was inducted into the U.S. Army and proudly served his country from 1965 to 1967, serving predominantly in Germany. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to the Carroll area where he began working for Witt Flooring.

On July 31, 1971, he married Jolene Rust at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. The couple made their home in Carroll where Dale worked for Juergens Feed and Produce, a career that lasted for 40 years.

Dale enjoyed bowling, woodworking, and classic cars. Dale owned a Chevy El Camino, winning many awards in the various car shows he attended. He also enjoyed watching drag racing and socializing with many friends and family. Most of all, Dale enjoyed spending time with his family. Dale was a member of St. John Paul II Parish in Carroll.

Dale is survived by his children: Kim (Jeff) Irlbeck of Carroll and Kelly (Marc) Snavely of Colo; five grandchildren: MacKenzie (Adam) Wittrock of Carroll, Bret (Journey) Stork of Carroll, Chris Irlbeck of Carroll, Kerrington Snavely of Omaha, Nebraska, and Max Snavely of Colo; four great-grandchildren: Charlotte and Callahan Stork and Corbyn and Raegan Wittrock; Dale’s significant other: Elaine Corsbie, of Carroll, and her children and families: Amy (Geno) Nelsen of Johnston and Tricia (Robert) Killian of Johnston; his siblings: Gary (Kate) Stork of Omaha, Doug (Kerry) Stork of Portludow, Washington, and Dean (Cheryl) Stork of Carroll; brothers-in-law Bill (Karen) Rohde of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and Dave Rust of Carroll; sister-in-law Joyce Steinbach of Carroll; his stepfather: Ed Reiling, of Carroll, and his children and families as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Jolene, in 2002; his parents: Conrad and Marguerite; his parents-in-law: Norbert and Bernadine (Brincks) Rust; siblings: Dan Stork, Ron Stork, Gene Stork, Neil Stork, John Stork, Marilyn Rohde and Jan (Gary) Otto; sister-in-law Sharon Horton; and brothers-in-law Jerry Rust, and Andy Steinbach.

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