Dr. Robert D. Storck, M.D., 94, of Dubuque, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Finley Hospital in Dubuque.
A visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later date. The Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Road, is in charge of the arrangements.
Robert was born on Dec. 25, 1918, in Sheffield, the son of Charles W. and Lou (Sloan) Storck and was raised in Emmetsburg.
He graduated from Loras College in 1941 and earned his medical degree from Creighton University in 1944.
Robert served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as the medical doctor on board the U.S.S. Aulick.
After his discharge from the service, he returned to Dubuque and began his medical practice. In addition to his general practice, Robert also became first medical doctor at John Deere Dubuque Works. His colleagues included Dr. L.A Faber, Dr. L.C Faber , Dr. William Province, Dr. Elvin Olin and Dr. James Kaufman.
Whether by coincidence or fate, Dr. Storck certainly lived up to his name by spending most of his career delivering babies.
On Aug. 4, 1973 he married Laura Conrad and together they enjoyed 40 years of marriage.
Robert spent many years boating. He traveled on the Mississippi from St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO. During the winter months, Robert enjoyed snowmobiling, especially in northern Wisconsin and West Yellowstone Montana.
Robert always looked forward to going out to dinner with his friends and spending time with his family.
He was a lifetime member of the American Medical Association and the Julien Dubuque Yacht Club.
Surviving are his wife, Laura Storck; children, Pamela A. Storck and Robert C. Storck, all of Dubuque; brothers and sisters in-law, Alan (Catherine) Conrad, of Barrington, IL, Elaine Conrad of Dearborne, MI; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bernard (Pauline) Storck and Charles W. (Cerretta) Storck; his sister, Elizabeth "Betty" (George) Van Horne; his nephew, Christian Conrad; brothers-in-law, John J. Conard, Glenn H. Conrad and Gerald W. (Bonita) Conrad; and his former wife, Edine Storck.
Memorials may be given to St. Raphael's Cathedral, Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; Finley Hospital or a charity of your choice.
Special thank you to Dr. Ronald Schope, Dr. David Oppertand Dr. Keith Shaw, and the wonderful staff at Finley Hospital.
"He was born to be a doctor"- Alan Conrad
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com