Funeral Mass for Lynell Sandvick, 88, of Killdeer, will be at 2:00 p.m. MDT, Friday July 15, 2022 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Killdeer with Father Joseph Evinger celebrating. Burial will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery.
Visitation for Lynell will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. MDT, Friday, July 15th at the church with a rosary being held at 1:00 p.m. MDT.
Lynell passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Sanford Health in Bismarck.
Lynell Marie (Fettig) Sandvick was born July 15, 1933 in Dunn County, the daughter of Anton J. and Beryl (Lewis) Fettig. She grew up and attended school in Dunn Co., often riding over 5 ½ miles on horseback just to get there. She graduated from Killdeer High School and received her Teaching degree from Dickinson College. Lynell continued her education throughout her years of teaching. On August 20, 1955, Lynell was united in marriage to Thorris Sandvick at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Killdeer. To this union six children; Monte, Randy, Marla, Twila, Larry and Laura were born. The couple purchased the Fettig Homestead, raising their family there and living on the ranch their entire life. Together, they were examples of respect, love and caring for their family, creating many wonderful family memories. Lynell touched the lives of many children through her work as a school teacher in Killdeer and Mandaree.
Lynell and Thorris were pioneers in bringing tourism to Dunn County through the Little Missouri State Park and also their own private tourism business Badlands Trail Rides and Eastview Campground. They were avid supporters of the local community.
Lynell loved sharing the beauty of the badlands through their trail riding business of over 40 years. Guests were treated to a wealth of knowledge on the history of this area as well as the local flora and fauna and took home memories that would last for years. She loved taking pictures of the natural beauty of the area, the native plants, her flowers and abundant garden. She had the pleasure of getting to love and care for over 100 horses in her lifetime and was an avid horse woman.
Lynell was a loving, giving, woman, who always found time for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, horses, and community activities. She was known for her jams and jellies, her expansive garden, and fresh and dried flower arrangements. She enjoyed bird watching and trips to the Casino with her girlfriends. Her last healthy day was spent doing what she loved so much, spending time in her garden.
Lynell was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Killdeer Saddle Club, and Dunn County Fair Board.
Lynell is survived by her sons, Monte (Juli) Sandvick of Gillette, WY, Randy Sandvick of Killdeer and Larry Sandvick (Jennifer Douglas) of Kaycee, WY; daughters, Twila (Tom) Benz of Killdeer and Laura (Mark) Weishoff of Ray, ND; son-in-law, Noel (Lou) Zingg of Bismarck; eleven grandchildren, Jenni (Josh) Sateren, Taylor Sandvick (Nate Hinrichs), Tanner (Katie) Sandvick, Tucker (Jamie) Zingg, Danielle and Hannah Benz, Josey Sandvick, Dylan (Brielle) Sandvick, Wyatt Sandvick, Dawson and Payson Cvancara and four great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Lila Sateren, Rowan Hinrichs, Emmitt Sandvick; sister, Sandra Fettig (Steve Wallick) , half-sisters Laura Fox, Julie Ann (Doug) Tescher; sister-in-laws, Ruth Sandvick, Luella Sandvick and Ida Fettig; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thorris; daughter, Marla Zingg; grandson, Jaxon Cvancara; great-grandson, Siah Sandvick; siblings, Anton L. Fettig and Clinton P. Fettig; and half-brother Arnold D. Strahs.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made to the High Plains Community Center, St. Joseph Catholic Church- Killdeer, Killdeer Saddle Club, or to an organization of your choice.
A time for sharing memories will be held after the service during the meal at High Plains Community Center in Killdeer.