Thief River Falls - Carl B. Sandahl, 44, of Thief River Falls, died at Sanford Medical Center in Thief River Falls on Monday July 1, 2013.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6 at at Sion Lutheran Church at Lancaster. Interment was held at Riverview Memorial Garden Cemetery, Lancaster, with Rev. Melodi Hagen, presiding. Casket bearers included Dorran Anderson, Earl Karboviak, Michael White, Steve Weberg, Kevin Klein and Jerry Sandahl. Honorary casket bearers were Carl’s nieces and nephews.
Carl was born March 24, 1969 in Bemidji to Bruce and Diane (Saurdiff) Sandahl. The family moved to Lancaster in 1970. Carl graduated from Lancaster High School in 1987. He attended Moorhead State Technical College and graduated from their carpentry program. On Sept. 9, 1995 he married Leanna Lindstrom in Lake Bronson. Carl did construction work until 2005 when he started in the PDC department at Digi-Key in Thief River Falls.
Carl enjoyed fishing and hunting with his dad, Bruce
and was passing that knowledge and enjoyment on to his beloved son, “Little Carl.” Family and friends were at the center of his life; he will be dearly missed.
Surviving family members include his wife, Leanna and son, Carl Jr.; parents, Bruce and Diane, Lancaster; his sister, Sonja (Kevin) Klein, Hallock; a brother-in-law, Brent (Paula) Lindstrom, East Grand Forks; nieces, Kennedy, Peyton and Lauren Klein; and nephews, Tanner and Tyler Lindstrom.
Carl’s grandmother, Elayne Sandahl passed away just hours after he did on July 1. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Allan Sandahl and maternal grandparents, Paul and Sally Saurdiff.
The Austin Funeral Home of Hallock is in charge of arrangements. (www.austin funeralchapel.com).