Obituary: Stella Bardos Storrs, 91, Custer. 

November 20, 2017

Stella Bardos Storrs

Obituary: Stella Bardos Storrs, 91, Custer. 

Stella O. Bardos Storrs, 91, of Custer passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017.  Stella was born on January 3, 1926 in Custer, the daughter of John and Beatrice (Jankowski) Thompson. She attended McClellan School before graduating from Custer High School with the class of 1943.  Stella moved to Detroit and worked for Michigan Bell and Nabisco before meeting John Bardos at a dance.  They married on June 22, 1946 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Detroit and celebrated 36 years together before John preceded her in death in March 1983.  Stella and John operated a dairy farm south of Custer where they were able to raise their family, and Stella later worked at Stokely’s Cannery in Scottville as well.

Stella married Marvin “Marty” Storrs in 1987 and they enjoyed each other’s company traveling, playing cards with friends and as members of the Custer VFW until Marty preceded her in death in 1998.  Stella was also preceded in death by her parents, her son-in-law Chester Budzynski, her sister Anita Budzynski, and her brothers Charles and Edward Thompson.

Stella will be lovingly remembered by her children, Patricia Ann Budzynski of Central Lake, Jane Marie (Michael) VandeVoorde, Michael John (Theresa) Bardos, and Mary Yvonne (Michael) Stalter all of Custer; her grandchildren, Rebecca (Marc Cohen) Budzynski, Jeffrey (Julie) Budzynski, Tina Marie (Jeff) Kelley, Joseph (Lin) Bardos, Jennifer (Greg) Yezac, Kimberly Bardos, Brenda Stalter, and Jason (Andrea) Stalter; her great-grandchildren Evelyn and Oliver Cohen, Robbie and Thomas Budzynski, Amanda and Allison of Kelley, Elizabeth Bardos, Kyle, Ryan, and Connor Yezac; her sister Margaret Walunas of Ludington; and many nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Custer with The Rev. Dan DePew as celebrant.  Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Friends may meet with her family for a time of visitation on Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.  Those who wish to remember Stella with a memorial donation are asked to consider St. Mary’s Church.

Please visit her memory page at to leave a tribute of Stella for her family or to light a candle in her memory.

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