Ray StordahlRichard M. Stordahl, 87, known to everyone as Ray, died Friday, March 22, 2013, in his home in Moorhead, MN, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Ray was born January 10, 1926, in McIntosh, MN, to Henry and Clara (Shannon) Stordahl. He spent his primary grades in a one-room rural school and graduated from McIntosh High School in 1944. Immediately following graduation he volunteered for the draft and spent two years in the U. S. Army. During his military service he received the European Service Ribbon with three battle stars as well as the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star. He began a life of service at the Battle of the Bulge and continued through the conclusion of World War II, including Austria where they assisted in liberating a concentration camp.