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Morris E. Sandal

January 22, 1930 - May 22, 2012

Morris Earl Sandal, age 82, of Rapid City was born January 22, 1930 in Pierre to Arthur and Mildred (Wilsbacher) Sandal. He grew up on the family farm in rural Hayes and attended Midland High School. He later lived in Sturgis where he raised a family. He was employed for 35 years with the State of South Dakota, with over twenty years as an inspector with the SD Public Utilities Commission. Upon his retirement in Rapid City, Morris became an avid golfer, playing with the Senior Men's League.

Morris is known for his long service to the community. He served as a PFC in the army during the Korean conflict. He was a life-long Mason and member of the American Legion Post at Midland. Morris generously volunteered with the Naja Temple Children's Hospital program, transporting children in need to Shriner care facilities.

Much beloved by his family, Morris is survived by his brother, Don (Shirley) Sandal of Ft. Pierre, his sons, Fred (Diana) and Joe (Kris) of Denver, Toby (Michelle) of Beatrice, Nebraska, six grandchildren, and special friend, Janet Drury of Sturgis. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Arthur Sandal, Jr., daughter Darcy Sandal and daughter-in-law, Angela Sandal.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted for the Naja Shrine Children's Hospital Trust Fund, the Deep Creek Lutheran Church, or the RCRH Hospice of the Hills. Please address correspondence to Fred Sandal, 5447 Bobcat Court, Longmont, CO 80504.

A Memorial Visitation is offered at Kirk Funeral Home from 5-7 pm on Friday, May 25, 2012 with Masonic Rites at 6:30 pm. Services will be on Saturday, May 26th at 10:30 am at Kirk Funeral Home followed by inurnment with military honors at noon at Black Hills National Cemetery.

Family and friends may sign Morris’ online guestbook at www.kirkfuneralhome.com