Levi N. Sandal
Levi Sandal, age 26, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Levi Nicholas Sandal was born Jan. 4, 1990 in Fort Hood, Texas, the son of John “Johnnie” Walter Sandal and Claudia (Matthies) Pullman. He was raised in the Freeman area and attended public school, graduating in 2008. He joined the South Dakota Army National Guard and was deployed serving in Iraq, Kuwait and State Side. He was honorably discharged in 2013.
Levi returned home and met the love of his life, Bobbi Jo Poppens. They were married on May 26, 2012. They made their home in Sioux Falls and, after attending foster parent classes, they cared for six children. He worked at Salem Home in Freeman, Hy-Vee and Geo’s Bar. He most recently worked for Repossessers Inc., based out of Minnesota and enjoyed meeting new people.
He was a member of the VFW and American Legion in Freeman. Among his many friends are members of “US Military Vets Motorcycle Club” and “SD-2 Sioux Crew” where he was involved in fundraisers, poker runs and raffles to help local homeless veterans. He was a loving husband who was always supportive. He enjoyed working on anything with a motor, riding his Harley, camping, being a foster parent, doing anything with his friends and family and working at Repossesser Inc. Levi will be greatly missed by his wife, his family and also his dog, Ottie.
He is survived by his loving wife, Bobbi Jo Sandal of Sioux Falls; mother, Claudia Pullman and stepfather, Ron Pullman of Freeman; brothers, Larry Sandal of Sioux Falls and John Sandal of Watertown; sister, Shawna (fiancé A.J. Zimmer) of Tea; two stepbrothers, Shane Pullman of Rapid City and Shawn Pullman of Kirkland, Wash; paternal grandmother, Mary Kay Sandal of Howes; sister-in-law, Janel (Lee) Vander Schaaf of Rock Valley, Iowa; brother-in-law, Allen (Stacia) Poppens of Larchwood, Iowa; parents-in-law, Wayne and Vonnie Poppens of Larchwood; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Sandal; paternal grandfather, Larry Sandal; maternal grandmother, Margit Doerr; great-grandparents, Emmy Reedy Gerhard and Anneliese Becker; and Levi’s dog, Duke.
Services were held Saturday, April 23, at the United Church of Christ in Larchwood, Iowa, with Chaplain (Cpt) Joel Higgins officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were Gustavus, Bushy, Wreck, DeadEye, Mac, Brian and Derek. Active pallbearers were Allen Poppens, Lee Vander Schaaf, John Sandal, Larry Sandal, Shawn Pullman and Shane Pullman.
Burial with military honors by the South Dakota National Guard and Flessner American Legion Post No. 561 was in the Larchwood Cemetery.