Jeffrey Stork


February 1, 1957 - January 2, 2020


Jeffrey Stork, 62, of Mitchell, died Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls. 

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, January 6, 2020 at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Jeffrey David Stork was born on February 1, 1957 in Omaha, NE, to John “Jack” and Elaine (Weber) Stork. He grew up and attended school in Parkston, SD. He married Gayle Degen on January 12, 1983 at the Wesleyan Church in Mitchell.

Jeff was a devoted Christian. He loved God and people, always greeting everyone everywhere he went. He loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed traveling.

Jeff is survived by his children, Corey Degen, Mitchell, Courtney Stork, Yankton, and Christa (Tiffany) Cress, Sioux Falls; stepson, Casey (Darla) Degen, Mitchell; grandchildren, Tyson Degen, Connor Degen, Brendan Ulin, Seth Ulin, Kaden Stork, Deion Stork, Kassidy Lee, Krew Stork, and Kale Stork; brothers, Ralph Stork, Wagner, Paul (Natalie) Stork, Rosenberg, TX, and Brian (Barb) Stork, Mitchell; sisters, Jacqueline “Jackie” Arens, Texas, Ann Girard, Mitchell, and Lisa Stork, Ringgold, VA; and the mother of his children, Gayle Lanier, Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine; sister, Lori Stork; and stepfather, Bill Anderson.


Monday, January 6, 2020
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Monday, January 6, 2020
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
600 West 23rd Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Jim/Diane Suhr on January 18, 2020
Healing thoughts and prayers to all family members. May you rest in peace Jeff
Posted by Paula Venables on January 11, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. It’s been many years since I’ve seen him so it’s nice to see all the pictures of his family. May God bless his family in the days months and years ahead. May his spirit live in your hearts and give you peace.
Posted by Lynn termeer on January 7, 2020
To the children,grandchildren,and siblings I am so sorry for your Loss Jeff was a true Christian and a great guy ... My thoughts and prayers go out to you all in your time of Morning
Posted by Sheri Westendorf VanOverschelde on January 5, 2020
To all the family. sorry for the passing of Jeff. Sending many prayers to you all! !
Posted by Vickie PrushaYoung on January 5, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. I was blessed to have known him. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Posted by Linda Neugebauer on January 5, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless
Posted by Christa stork on January 5, 2020
My father was one of the most loving people in this world, selfless and very much lived for god. I love and miss you dad.
Posted by Bud & Cori Goldammer on January 4, 2020
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Ralph Stork on January 4, 2020
I lost my best freind
Posted by Tayla Plastow on January 4, 2020
So sorry for your loss, your all in my thoughts and prayers🙏🏼
Posted by Kristy vobr on January 3, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss of your dad my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!! Christa and courtney and Corey!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!!!!
Posted by Dave and LeAnn Moe on January 3, 2020
Sympathy and prayers to Brian and Barb and the rest of your family.
Posted by Barb Dulaney on January 3, 2020
Sorry to hear of Jeff passing . May God be with u all My prayers are with u all
God bless
Posted by Wayne and Carol Carstens on January 3, 2020
We are so sorry to the Stork and Degan families!!
Posted by Sandra Twedt on January 3, 2020
Brian and Barb you have my deepest sympathy.
Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Kathy Metzinger on January 2, 2020
Christa, Courtney & Corey - you are all in my thoughts and prayers!
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