Allen Francis “Alley Cat” Storms, age 63, of Cologne, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his home.
He was born March 7, 1952, in Waconia, the son of Alois and Rose (Louis) Storms. Allen was baptized, and later confirmed in the Catholic faith at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne.
He was a graduate of Central High School in Norwood Young America, class of 1970.
Allen was united in marriage to Denise Parpart June 13, 1987, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in New Germany.
Al was a volunteer for the Carver County Safety Patrol and the Cologne Fire Department; and served on the Cologne City Council. He worked for many years as the custodian at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and School.
For 20 years, Allen was the owner and operator of his own business, the Alley Cat Lawn and Snow Service.
Allen treasured his wife and loved her dearly. His family and friends were also very important to him. If anyone needed help, he would drop whatever he would be doing to help them. He enjoyed working with his hands and having coffee with the guys. He was also well known for his popcorn.
Al was preceded in death by his parents, Alois and Rose Storms; brothers Charles Storms and George Storms; sister-in-law Susan Storms; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Charles and Leona Parpart.
He is survived by his loving family: wife Denise Storms of Cologne; sisters and brothers-in-law JoAnn and Paul Wickenhauser of Cologne, Marie and Kenneth Kirsch of Waconia, and Barbara and Mike Morrison of Belle Plaine; brothers and sisters-in-law Robert and Kathleen Storms of Cologne, James and Judy Storms of Cologne, Paul Storms of Chaska, Gerald and Georgia Storms of Waconia, and Tony and Sharon Storms of Glencoe; sisters-in-law Marlene Storms, and Diane Weege, both of Norwood Young America; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law David and Sandy Parpart of Delano, and Daniel and Cheryl Parpart of Plato; aunts Charleen Louis and Betty Louis; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many close friends.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday March 13 at 5 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne with Father Gregory Abbott as celebrant of the Mass. There was visitation from 3 p.m. until the time of the Mass at the church. Interment was at St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery, Cologne.
Serving as casket bearers were Brian Vos, David Tellers, Chris Cronin, Linda Salonek, Bryan Storms, and Roger Roach.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.