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A. Carl Sandel


April 18, 2016


A. Carl Sandel, 86, of 113 Frosty Valley Road Danville PA went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 17, 2016.  He was born February 17, 1930 in West Hemlock Township, Montour County, Pennsylvania the son of the late Augusta Sandel Yungkurth..

Carl graduated from Danville Area High School in 1948 where his project for the FFA was Ayrshire cows. 

He was married for 60 years to Lorraine J. Flore Sandel whom he married October 22, 1955. 

He was a self-employed agricultural, crop and dairy farmer until his retirement in 1995.  Carl also worked at Bobby George Farm for over 50 years.  He also sold rabbits and ducks throughout the five counties.  During the mid-sixties he raised chickens and was in the egg business.  

Carl served faithfully as a West Hemlock 4H Leader for 25 years. He later enjoyed mentoring his grandchildren and Seth and Laura Thomas when they were involved in the 4H Dairy Program.  He was a member of the Central Eastern PA Coon Club for 44 years where he served as Treasurer.  He was also a member of the American Association of Black and Tan Coonhounds and the PA Nite Hunter's  Association.  He served on the West Hemlock -Danville Area School Board for nine years and on the Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech School Board.  Carl was one of the original Board Members of the Danville Area Community Center.  He was a committee person for Montour County, Constable for West Hemlock Township and President of the Montour County Farm Bureau.  Carl showed cattle at the Bloomsburg Fair for 53 years and at the Montour-Delong Fair for 52 years.  There is a Livestock Barn named after him at the Montour-Delong Fairgrounds where he also began mule jumping competition.   He also pulled ponies at many competitions which he also judged.  He regularly attended the Keister's Livestock Auction in Middleburg PA. He was very well known for generously sharing delicious vegetables from the auction with his family and friends. 

He was an avid hunter and sportsman.  He particularly enjoyed coon hunting with his coonhounds and later with his four legged mule as well.  He thoroughly enjoyed attending the Bloomsburg Fair and in 2009 he first missed attending after 73 years.   

After his retirement in 1995, his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Carl is survived by one son Keith Eugene Sandel and his wife Ruth-Lee Evelyn Ricker Sandel and four grandchildren; Jana Hollenbach and her husband Joseph of Lewisburg PA;  Eric Sandel of Milton PA; Sarabeth Borowiec and her husband Jonathan of Henrietta NY and Aaron Sandel and his wife Lina of Lancaster PA.  Also surviving are six great-grandchildren.  Carl is also survived by two half-brothers; Howard Yungkurth, Jr. and Edward Yungkurth; both of Hazleton PA.   

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Friday, April 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM at  Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA with the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland officiating assisted by the Reverend Dawes J. Dunham.  Burial will follow at St. Paul's Straub's Lutheran Cemetery Danville PA.  Friends will be received at the funeral home from 12:30 PM until the time of service.

The family will provide flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Fellowship Fund 20 Brookside Drive Danville PA 17821 or WPGM Radio Station PO Box 236 Danville PA or the donor's choice.   www.visneski.com


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