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
graduated from Danville Area High School in 1948 where his project for the
FFA was Ayrshire cows.
married for 60 years to Lorraine J. Flore Sandel whom he married October 22,
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.
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.
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.
his retirement in 1995, his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his
family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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.
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