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In memory of

Margaret M. Sandal

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Thursday, January 9, 1986 at her home in Philip at the age of 75

Margaret M. Buchholz, daughter of August Otto and Josephine (Horan) Buchholz, was born September 11, 1910, on a ranch in the Ottumwa area northwest of Midland, South Dakota.

She grew up there, attended rural school, and graduated from Mount Marty High School in Yankton, South Dakota.  She received her teaching certificate from Notre Dame Junior College in Mitchell, South Dakota.  She taught school in rural Haakon County.

Margaret was united in marriage to Walter Sandal on March 19, 1933, in Midland, South Dakota.

They ranched in the Moenville and Ottumwa area and in 1942 they purchased a ranch north of Powell.  Margaret continued to teach rural school until retiring in 1966.  They continued to operate the ranch until purchasing a home in Philip in the spring of 1977.

Walter preceded her in death on December 10, 1980, following two years of failing health.

Margaret was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Evening Guild, the Bad River Senior Citizens, and the Haakon County Retired Teachers Association.

Grateful for having shared her life are her two sons, Larry Sandal of Plainview, South Dakota, and Robert Sandal of Chipley, Florida; one daughter, Mrs. Lowell (JoAnn) Miles of Hartford, South Dakota; 18 grandchildren; 4 great-granddaughters; five brothers, Leo Buchholz of Spearfish, South Dakota, Edward "Dutch" Buchholz of Pierre, South Dakota, John Buchholz of Casper, Wyoming, Carl "Pinky" Buchholz of Philip, and Philip Buchholz of Norfok, Virginia; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Betty) Melvin of Rapid City, South Dakota; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Walter, she was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Helen Gebes.

Monday, January 13, 1986
10:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Philip, South Dakota

Father John Hatcher

JoAnne Stilwell

Scott Slovek - Mike Gebes

Active Pallbearers
Shane Sandal - Todd Sandal
Justin Sandal - Clint Sandal
Duane Miles - Mike Miles
Gary Miles - Bruce Miles

Honorary Pallbearers
All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota

Monday, January 13, 1986
10:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip