UPDATE: Due to the upsurge of Covid in the nation John Standal's celebration of life has been cancelled.
"We truly want all our friends, relatives and neighbors to be safe and secure and healthy," family wrote June 25. "Blessings upon all of you."
John Bradley Standal, 73, passed away May 21, 2020, at his home in Bonners Ferry. A service is to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry.
He was born January 30, 1947, in Fargo North Dakota, to Olaf Martin Standal and Gladys Berglot Severson.
He met his future wife, Karen, at the University of North Dakota, where he was studying political science. After graduation, he taught high school in Minot, North Dakota, and worked summers with U.S. Customs.
John was a man of many talents and interests. Karen and John were married for 51 years. While working at the U.S. Customs Port in Pembina, he also acted as Mayor of the town.
He was dedicated to his job as Port Director for U.S. Customs and Border Protection for more than 36 years. He retired January 3, 2008, as the Port Director at Eastport.
John and Karen were blessed with children Kristen Rowan, Great Falls, Montana, Katherine Croffoot, Hayden, Kelley Standal-Johns, Coeur d'Alene, and James Standal, Portland, Oregon.
John loved his family and enjoyed his work and his grandchildren Johnathan Moseley and Mikayla Moseley.