Morris Earl Sandal, age 82, of Rapid City, S.D., 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 20 years as an inspector with the S.D. 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, Neb., six grandchildren, and special friend, Janet Drury of Sturgis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arthur Sandal, Jr.; a daughter, Darcy Sandal; and a 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 was offered at Kirk Funeral Home on Friday, May 25, with Masonic rites.
Services were held Saturday, May 26, at Kirk Funeral Home followed by inurnment with military honors at noon at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Family and friends may sign Morris’ online guestbook at www. kirkfuneralhome.com