Agnes Johnson was born July 9, 1914 at Letcher, South Dakota, the daughter of Chris and Louise (Ness) Johnson. When she was two years old the family moved back to Norway where she started her elementary education. The family then moved back to South Dakota and settled on a farm-ranch northeast of Kadoka. She grew up on the farm-ranch and graduated from Kadoka High School. Agnes attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls for two years where she received her teaching certificate. She taught rural schools in the Kadoka area for four years and taught thirty-six years at Kadoka School. During her teaching career, she received her bachelor degree from Black Hills State Teachers College in Spearfish.
Agnes was united in marriage to Orville Sandall on August 28, 1938 at Custer, South Dakota. They made their home in Kadoka all their married life.
Agnes was an active, sixty-year member of the Evergreen Chapter #97, Order of the Eastern Star of Kadoka. She enjoyed many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and gardening and shared her garden produce with her many friends.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband of almost 70 years, Orville Sandall of Kadoka; a niece and her family, Tennie and Gary Riggs of El Paso, Texas; very special friends, Glenn and Normaleen Vander Garde of Kadoka; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Agnes was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Idar Johnson.
Visitation was held one hour before the services at Concordia Lutheran Church on Saturday.
Funeral services were held 10:00a.m. Saturday, February 23, at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Kadoka with Pastor Art Weitschat officiating.
Interment was in the Kadoka Cemetery.
A memorial is established to the Concordia Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.
Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 10:00 a.m.
Concordia Lutheran Church
Kadoka, South Dakota
Pastor Art Weitschat
Randi Oyan - Organist
Lyndy Ireland - Vocalist
Merle Stilwell - Veryl Prokop
Glen Jensen - Larry Parkinson
Ronnie Ireland - Kenny Ireland
Jerry Stilwell - Don Oyan
All Relatives and Friends in Attendance
Kadoka, South Dakota