Chris M. Gandee passed away suddenly April 7, 2016 at his home after a lengthy illness. Chris was born October 17, 1984 at Oberlin, OH. In 1986 his family moved to Sioux Falls, SD and to Dell Rapids, SD in 1991. He received his early education in Dell Rapids and then was home schooled when his family moved to Ward, SD in 2001 and graduated from high school in 2003. Chris married Rebecca Townsend in July 2010. He did factory work and general construction up to the time of his death.
Chris is survived by his children: Lynzie Townsend, and Skyler Glenn, granddaughter, Amara Mae Ham, special friend, Rachel Nies, parents, Tom and Cyndi Jorgensen, Ward, siblings, Bryan Jorgensen, Dalton, GA, Brandon (Jenny) Jorgensen, Eldon, MO, Rachael Jorgensen, Ward, Mike Smith, Russell Smith, Emily Pitts, all of Ohio, and his grandmother, Mary Jorgensen, Ward. Chris was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Herman and Irene Gandee and his paternal grandparents, Ron Jorgensen and Chuck and Carol Smith.
Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Elkton with burial in the Dell Rapids Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 pm Monday, April 11, 2016 with a 7:00 pm prayer service at Skroch Funeral Chapel, Flandreau. On-line condolences may be left at Skroch Funeral Chapel.