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Richard A. Sandte

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Date: NONE







Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kickstands up at
1:00 p.m.

Gather at Richard's Home



Richard Allen Sandte, age 61 of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 9, 2018 in Blooming Prairie.  He was born March 14, 1957 to Delbert C. and Betty Jane (Lancaster) Sandte.  He received his education in Ohio and Pennsylvania before settling in Minnesota.  On July 5, 1984, Richard married Kelly K. Bishop in South Dakota.  The couple raised three children.  Richard worked building solos for grain elevators, and then was hired by Viracon where he learned his truck driving skills.  He most recently worked driving long haul for Western Specialized Trucking firm in Mankato.  His truck driving career spanned over 33 years.  Richard spent much of his leisure time motorcycle riding, drag racing, and building chopper mini bikes.  He enjoyed classic cars, antiques, and making David Mann collages.  Richard will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Richard is survived by his mother Lois Sandte of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; his wife Kelly of Blooming Prairie; his sons Billy Bishop of Kasson, Minnesota and Jacob Sandte of Minnesota; his daughter Bobbie Jo Sandte of Blooming Prairie; six grandchildren, Cobey, Kayleigh, Jossie, Madison, Mason, and Shelby; his brother Chuck Sandte of Anchorage, Alaska, his sister Penny Sandte of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and special friends Dave Ellis, Tim “Don Ho” Gall, Robert Salinas, and Krissy Dyche.  He was preceded in death by his father.

A memorial ride will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018.  Participants are asked to gather at Richard’s home by 12:30 p.m. Kickstands go up at 1:00.  Arrangements are being handled by Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home. 



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