LORING-Thomas D. Stordahl, 70 years old, of Loring passed away on May 22, at the Phillips County Hospital after a short battle with COPD. Memorial service will be June 22, at the Loring Lutheran Church at 2:00 P.M, with a picnic in the Park to celebrate his life.

Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

He was born in the Sidney area to Dolly and Peter Stordahl, June 14, 1948. He attended school in Fairview before his family moved to Billings, where he completed his education.

Tom met Dixie Cowan in Billings and they married June 13, 1970 in Loring. When Dixie graduated from EMC, they moved to Whitewater, where Tom was employed as bus maintenance. He spent many years working with his father-in-law farming, doing carpentry, and trucking.

In 1999, Tom suffered a TBI and broken back. That is when he started honing his skills with

Woodworking. He made many pens, bowls, tables, benches, shelves and toys. He took pride in caring for the yard at home and the farm for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Dixie, sons, Rodney, from Loring, and David (Brandie) of Billings,

grandchildren, Brentton, Saige, Zoey, Rocco Stordahl and Jacob Wilcox. Brother, Jim of Great

Falls, sisters Beverly Haagenson, Billings, and Lila Birgenheier of Kansas, many nieces and


Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Dolly Krieger, and Peter Stordahl, brothers, Robert

and Richard. Tom's hands have finished his work and can now relax. He has smoked his last Swisher Sweet!

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From: Susan Lucht

Dixie and Family,
I was so sad to read in the paper about the loss of your husband and father. I had just finished reading the Loring news about "last breaths" when I read his obituary.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Susan Lucht

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