Gandee, Jon

Jon W. Gandee, 80, of Morenci, Mich., died Sept. 3, 2020, at the Hospice of Lenawee House. 

He was born in Spencer, W. Va., on June 11, 1940, to late Elmer and Kathleen (Garrett) Gandee. On Dec. 10, 1957, he married Nancy L. Roberts in Spencer, W.Va., and she survives.

Jon graduated from Spencer High School and was a member of the Morenci Church of the Nazarene. He and his wife moved to Morenci after he accepted a position as manager of Kizer’s Super Market. Jon served as an industrial painter, working many years for Lenco Decorating, and operated the Mountaineer Restaurant alongside his wife for 17 years. 

In his free time, he was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. Jon was also an avid golfer and bowler, serving on many leagues for years. He also enjoyed gardening, yard work, woodworking and painting saw blades.

In addition to his wife, Jon is survived by children Jeffrey (and Tina) Gandee of Hudson, Mich., and Joy Garrow of Adrian, Mich.; grandchildren Jayme (and Marisol) Gandee, Ashley (and Justin) Joughin, and Steven Garrow; and great-grandchildren Jasmin Gandee, Evelyn, Drew and Maddox Joughin, and Blake and Paisley Garrow.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Michael Gandee; and a sister, Sandra Miller.

All services for Jon will be private.  Memorial contributions are suggested to  Morenci Church of the Nazarene, Hospice of Lenawee, Morenci Sportsman’s Club, or the American Cancer Society. 

The Eagle-Marry Funeral Home in Morenci handled arrangements.