Bruce Storey, 1941-2016

Published 10:27 am Monday, April 18, 2016

Bruce B. Storey, 74, of Austin died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the Methodist campus of Mayo Clinic Hospital.

Bruce Barton Storey was born Nov. 13, 1941, in Mountain Lake, the son of Marl and Ann (Jeske) Storey. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from Jeffers High School in 1960. He continued his education at Mankato State University and later at Winona State University. On Nov. 23, 1963, he was united in marriage to Connie Allen in Alden. During Bruce’s career in banking, the couple made their home in Hutchinson, Hastings, Blooming Prairie, Mabel and Ellendale before moving to Austin in 1986. Bruce enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid Minnesota sports fan. He spent his free time gardening, mowing, fishing and collecting toy tractors. He was a member of Bethlehem Free Methodist Church in Austin.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Storey, of Austin; sons Reed Storey of Austin and Greg (Lisa) Storey of Rochester; brother, Roger (Judy) Storey of Faribault; brothers-in-law Mick Schneider of St. Joseph and Dick (Marty) Allen of Emmons; sisters-in-law Carmen Steele of Albert Lea, Mona Wright of Stewartville, Bonnie (Ronnie) Herrick of Kasson and Donna Allen of Albert Lea; also many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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He was preceded in death by his parents Marl and Ann Storey; sister, Zoe Schneider; parents-in-law Ed and Hazel Allen; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Ole and Betty Allen and Jerry Allen.

A memorials service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Free Methodist Church. The Revs. Paul Steele and Steve Munger will officiate. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to Gideon’s International.

Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at