Nihl Charles Storey

Nihl Charles Storey of Jackson, MI passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022, at the age of 87. Nihl was born on October 4, 1934, in Jackson, MI the son of Nihl and Virginia (Wilcox) Storey. He was raised in Eaton Rapids where he excelled in sports and was named to his senior year (1953) Honorable Mention All-State Football Team. Nihl proudly served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1957 where he was honorably discharged as an Aviation Electronics Technician. He moved to California where he continued his education at Santa Rosa Junior College and San Jose City College. Nihl worked for IBM while in California and upon moving back to Michigan he owned and operated numerous businesses including, Storey’s Sports Land, Storey’s Tree and Chimney Services, Storey’s Cart and Fix, Storey’s Pre-Cast and Storey Stone Company. Nihl was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the American Legion, The Moose Lodge and the Free Masons. He enjoyed flying and built three of his own planes, building model aircrafts, reading, golfing, bowling and leather crafting.
Nihl is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joan Dempsey; and brother, James Storey.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Diane Storey; children, Debra (Brad) Ommodt, Pamela (Mike) Rooney, Nihl (Lana) Storey II, Teri May; grandchildren, Corrie (Brandon) Whitsell, Travis Ommodt, Dillon (Meghan) Ommodt, Christopher Rooney, Meghan (Thomas) Weller, Nihl Storey III, Jared (Kristen) Storey, Wyatt Storey, Roy Storey, Justin May, Jeremy May; great grandchildren, Jailyn Storey, Ryan, Erica, Adam Whitsell, Bernard, Maeve Weller, Ava Ommodt and numerous extended family and friends.
Per his wishes, he has been cremated and the family will hold a private going home celebration of his life at a later date. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Jackson County Animal Shelter in memory of Nihl. To share memories or leave condolences please visit