Sally Kabanuck

Sally R. Kabanuck, 82, Minot, moved from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Oct. 15, 2013, finally free from fear and worry. Welcoming her home were many loved ones, including her husband, Edward Kabanuck; her older brother, Leonard Dean; her niece, Wendy Brown; her great-grandson, Angel Bragg; and her Lord and Savior Jesus.

Sally was born in Cedar Creek, N.C., to Stephen and Ruth (Ringdahl) Dean, on May 31, 1931. She spent most of her childhood years in a Masonic orphanage in Oxford, N.C. She relocated to Minot in 1947 and later lived in Max.

On Oct. 15, 1949, she married Edward Kabanuck. She also lived in Los Angeles and Palm Desert, Calif., Cando, Huron, S.D., and finally Minot.

Sally, also known as Sunshine Sally, sang with the Wagonmaster’s Band in the 1950s and the band had the distinction of being the first musical group to perform on television in the Minot area. She started her nursing career as a nurse’s aide at Trinity Hospital in Minot and later worked as a licensed practical nurse in Canoga Park, Calif.

During her residency in the Max area, she attended and was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. The memorial service for Sally will be held at the same church on Nov. 2, 2013, at 11 a.m., with a reception following. All are welcome.

Sally leaves behind for now: her five children, Diane Berg, Debbie (Stan) Skabik, Dean Kabanuck, Della (Pat) Akins, and Darci (Jarvis) Haugeberg, and a daughter at heart, Karen (Don) Polsfut. She also leaves behind for now her sisters, Della (John) Elliott, Thorine Peterson, and Dolly Dean; brothers, Stephen Dean and Richard (Judy) Ringdahl; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial service: Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Max.

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(Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)