Jay Allen Quandahl, 45, of Preston, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at his home in Preston.

Jay Allen Quandahl was born April 12, 1966, in Spring Grove, the son of Robert and Verna (Hareldson) Quandahl. He graduated from Mabel-Canton High School in 1984. He then went to Pipestone and attended the Pipestone Vocational Technical Institute and received his degree in meat cutting in July 1985. After graduation, he moved to Preston and went to work for Dahl's IGA, working there for 15 years. In 1988, he married Holly Gossman; the couple later divorced. After this, he worked for Skippy's in Chatfield until 2011.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing and any outdoor activities. He also enjoyed working on farms. He especially loved spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Verna (Rick Staggemeyer) of Spring Grove; a son, Jordan at home; a daughter, Kori (Adam Johnson) McCabe of Spring Grove; two stepsons, Brandon and Ryan Allen of Chatfield; a stepdaughter, Kasondra (Joe) Fieseler of Eyota; five grandchildren; a brother, Brian of Gilbert, Ariz.; a sister, Robin (David) Bong of Middleton, Wis.; and his special family, Larry Severson of Chatfield, Tony (Paula) Severson, Kelli Pierce, Sheila (James) Marzolf and Shawn Severson, all of Preston; also many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert; the love of his life, Jodi Severson and daughter, Rikki McCabe; and also both his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Funeral services were Monday, March 12, at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, with the Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Preston.

Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.thauwaldfuneralhome.com.