A Celebration of Life Service honoring the life of Donald Lee Sandkuhl will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, August 7, 2021, at South Tulsa Baptist Church, 10310 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Don went to see his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, at the age of 87. Donald (Don) was born on April 22, 1934 in Kosseth, Ohio, to Herman G. and Bernice (Shobe) Sandkuhl. Always a loyal and true OSU Alumni, Don graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1956 with a degree in electrical engineering. His early career following his graduation centered around his involvement in various space programs. Don served as the lead engineer on the Atlas Missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Maria, California. Additionally, he was lead engineer testing rocket engines in Neosho, Missouri. Don created the voice recognition system for Amoco. He was a Tulsa home builder and established Kaydon Electronics which provided contract programming. Don enjoyed playing his guitar and singing gospel and country music. He enjoyed sports, mainly football and basketball, especially when the Cowboys were playing. During his younger years he enjoyed taking his boys water skiing at the local lakes, snow skiing, hiking on mountain trails and fishing.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Herman G. and Bernice (Shobe) Sandkuhl and his baby daughter, Karen Janette Sandkuhl.
Don is survived by his wife, Alice Sandkuhl of the home; son, Donald K. Sandkuhl and Andrea; son, David Sandkuhl and Delisa; stepdaughter, Jennifer Sexton and Dan; grandchildren, Brendan Sexton, Daniel Sexton; and sister, Dona Klinger. Hayhurstfuneralhome.com
Published by Tulsa World on Aug. 1, 2021.