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Chandler Leonard Shepherd Sr. December 10, 1993 - February 06, 2021


Last updated 2/22/2021 at 10:46pm

Chandler Leonard Shepherd Sr., 27, of Sisseton, SD, passed away on February 6, 2021. Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 12, 2021 at

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Hall, Sisseton, SD, Service will start at 1:00 P.M. and burial at 3:00 P.M. at St. Mary's Episcopal Cemetery in Agency Village,

SD. There will be an all night wake service on Thursday, February 11, 2021, starting at 7:00 P.M. at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Hall, Sisseton, SD. Masks are required.

Chandler Leonard Shepherd, Mako Owanca Wanyakab , "He is seen everywhere in everything", was born on December 10, 1993 at Sisseton, SD to Joshua Shepherd and Michealine Renville. He went to school at Tiospa Zina Tribal School through the tenth grade. He decided to start his life working construction. He worked many different locations and enjoyed the seasonal work. He was baptized at the St Mary's Church in Agency Village, South Dakota. Chandler enjoyed fishing, riding horse, and hanging out with his friends and relatives. Chandler died on February 6, 2021.

Chandler is survived by his Mother, Michealine Renville of Sisseton; Sister, Daria Renville of Sisseton, Brother; Syrus Gill of Sisseton; His children Chandler Leonard Shepherd Jr., Ivee Ana Ryder LaRaii Shepherd and the children's Mom; Mary Krpan all of Farmington, New Mexico, four neices; Paisley Martin, Ellie Martin, Arden Martin and Serenity Barse all of Sisseton, one nephew; Nash Heminger Jr.

Chandler is preceded in death by his father Joshua Shepherd, great-grandma; Loretta Renville and great-grandpa; Raymond Shepherd Sr


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