Charles “Chuck” Sundling

May 18, 1946 - October 16, 2015


Visitation: One hour prior to the service.
Service: A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton, SD.

Charles “Chuck” Sundling age 69 of San Benito, Texas passed away Friday, October 16, 2015 at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton, SD.  Visitation will be an hour prior to the service.

Chuck was born in Vermillion, SD on May 18, 1946, the son of Harris and Stella (Matz) Sundling.  He graduated from Canton High School, Canton, SD and the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.  Chuck was curator of the Codington County Heritage Museum, Watertown, SD and taught at various high schools in South Dakota.  He married Lois Kinstad on July 26, 1986 in Salem, SD.  As a couple, they relocated to The Valley in July, 1995.

Chuck was an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers fan.  He also wrote a series of young children’s books about life on the frontier.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Lois; mother, Stella Sundling; sister, Julie(Kip )Crawford both of Canton, SD; daughter, Laura Cornell,and  grandchildren, Clara and Eddie of Cardiff,  California; four brother-in-laws, Wes(Judy) Kinstad of Northfield, MN; Les(Julie) Kinstad and Wayne(Connie) Kinstad) both of Sioux Falls, SD; and Ray Prince of Custer, SD; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and former students.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Harris, and his sister,Chuck Sundling pic 20001 Nancy Prince.

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  1. Chuck’s Family: My deepest sympathy to all of you in the death of Chuck. May the Lord be with you during this time and in the days ahead. Chuck was a classmate of mine—-Class of 1964.
    May God Bless his memory. Sincerely, Janis (Rikansrud) Campbell Emmetsburg, IA

  2. Lois I wa s so very sorry to hear about Chuck our thoughts and prayers and lots of hugs a re with you God Bless

  3. Lois

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know you have a wonderful family who is standing by you and comforting you. God Bless and we love you.

  4. Dear Lois,
    So sorry and shocked to hear about Chuck. I was grateful that I had the opportunity to exchange comments with him recently on Facebook. He as a terrific person and enjoyed by many. He was a sensational teacher during his days at Salem High. Son Rod and daughter Robin are better people due to Chuck’s teaching skills. All students liked Chuck and he was well respected by administrators, staff and students.
    A terrific guy to be around and so full of stories. I presume some of them were true!

    Our heartfelt prayers are with you Lois. May God be with you.
    Love,
    Dale and Shirley Weber

  5. Lois,
    So sorry and shocked to hear about Chuck. I was grateful that I had an opportunity to exchange comments with him on Facebook. He was a terrific person. Chuck was a sensational teacher during his days at Salem High. I still remember the time when I hired both of you as teachers. Every student liked Chuck and he was well respected by administration, staff and students. A great guy to be around and so full of stories. I presume some of them were true!

    Our heartfelt prayers are with you. May God be with you.

    Love,
    Dale and Shirley Weber

  6. Lois, we were so sorry to hear of your loss and wish to send you our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Marty and Stew

  7. Uncle Chuck always brought a smile to your face and his humor was unlike any other. My husband and I were fortunate to have been given the chance for him to meet our baby boy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Lois as well as extended family. May the Lord give strength and comfort during this difficult time. We are thinking of all of you. We love you, Aunt Lois

  8. Rest in peace Mr. Sundling, you will be greatly missed. Thank you for being such a caring and understanding teacher.

  9. Lois and family I am saddened to hear of Charles passing. I never got to tell him how good of a speech teacher he was. You and your family are in my thoughts prayers.