Millie E. Stork 1925 - 2009 Topeka
Topeka — Mass of Christian Burial for Mildred E. “Millie” Stork, 84, of Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Stork died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Midland Hospice House.
She was born Feb. 2, 1925, in Topeka, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Burghart Konrade. She was a 1943 graduate of Capitol Catholic High School.
She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Washburn University and her master’s in special education from Kansas State University.
Mrs. Stork taught at Our Lady of Guadalupe and in Seaman district elementary schools as a special education teacher. Before retiring in 1987 she had been working as a case manager for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and was also an arbitrator for the state of Kansas.
She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. She also enjoyed doing volunteer work for several organizations, including the Ward Meade house and Most Pure Heart of Mary School.
She married August J. Stork on Oct. 8, 1949. He preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Jake, Ray and John Konrade; and two sisters, Sarah Moritz and Mary Hefner.
Survivors include three daughters, Alane Humbarger and husband Richard, Lawrence, Katie Bacon and husband Gary, Emporia, and Sally Grassi and husband Marty, Wichita Falls, Texas; two sons, Alan Stork and Robert Stork and wife Judi, all of Topeka; 12 grandchildren, Kris Humbarger, David Humbarger, Alyssa Humbarger, Emilie Humbarger, Michael Grassi, Erin Stork, Madison Grassi, Corey Bacon, Abby Stork, Katelyn Grassi, Kelly Bacon and Kristin Grassi; one great-granddaughter, Martha Humbarger; two sisters, Catherine Martin and Dolores Cobelans; and two brothers, Wilfred Konrade and Woodrow Konrade and wife Bonnie.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, where a parish rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to KTWU public television, Midland Hospice Care or Catholic Charities Hospice, sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW Sixth Ave., Topeka, KS 66603.
Online condolences may be sent at brennanmathenafh.com.