Bruce Storey was a hardworking man who did whatever it took to support his family, said his daughter, Barb Storey.
“He always taught me if I wanted something, I had to work for it. Nothing was handed to me,” she said. “He had a good work ethic. Even if he was sick, he would drag himself into work.”
Bruce Storey, 67, of Hobart, died Aug. 11. He was a 1964 graduate of Hobart High School. He was currently employed as a porter at Enterprise Car Rental, Burns Harbor, and worked part-time as a custodian for the School City of Hobart. He had worked at US Steel-Gary Works.
He was a Vietnam War Army veteran. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and several other community organizations.
He was preceded in death by Jo Anne Storey, his wife of 26 years, in 2001.
Storey said her father enjoyed cars, and especially enjoyed taking her to the annual Chicago Auto Show. He also enjoyed reading about them, she said.
“He had at least six different subscriptions to car magazines,” she said.
He had a good sense of humor, and loved telling jokes, she said.
“Everyone at his funeral talked about how funny he was, and how they loved his sense of humor,” she said.
After his wife passed away, he enjoyed going to the Bonner Center and participating in New Horizons Singles to meet people, she said.
Storey said her father taught her to always have a good outlook on life.
“He always tried to have a positive attitude, because no matter what, things would work out,” she said. “He taught me to never give up.”