FUNERAL SERVICES: 11:00 am on Monday, February 7, 2011 at the Cardini-Pearson Funeral Home in Menahga, MN.
VISITATION: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at the Cardini-Pearson Funeral Home in Menahga, MN and for one hour prior to the services on Monday.
INTERMENT: Menahga City Cemetery, Menahga, MN
SURVIVORS: Her husband, Richard Nelson of Menahga, MN; mother, Velma Spurrier of Davenport, Iowa; children, Kimberly (Tom) Kendall of Davenport, Iowa, Brad (Tanya) Schutte of Blue Grass, Iowa, Jeff (Julie) Schutte of Davenport, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Terry (Jody) Spurrier of Taylor Ridge, Illinois.
CANDACE ANN “Candy” NELSON
February 2, 1947 ~ February 2, 2011
Candace Ann “Candy” Nelson, of Menahga, MN, passed away on her 64th birthday with her husband, Richard by her side, on February 2, 2011 at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.
Candy was born on February 2, 1947 in Davenport, Iowa to Lowell and Velma Sperrier. She attended Davenport Schools graduating with the class of 1965. Candy was united in marriage at an early age in a union that blessed her with three wonderful children: Kimberly, Brad, and Jeff. She worked hard at providing a warm and loving home for her growing family. She was employed at the Department of Records in the Scott County Court House in Davenport. Candy later worked for Taylor Publishing Company as a Typesetter for eight years. Richard Nelson entered Candy’s life one night at a dance. It was truly love at first sight. Richard couldn’t keep his eyes off Candy and eventually he made his way to her side. Candy and Richard were married on January 11, 1986 in Davenport, Iowa. They honeymooned at Shady Lawn Resort on the 5th Crow Wing near Nevis. In 1987 Richard’s work transferred them to Ohio where they remained for a time. They enjoyed Minnesota so much that while vacationing at Shady Lawn Resort in 1990 they purchased property on the 6th Crow Wing. They built a lake home there and moved into their new house in 1995. Candy gained employment with North Star Orthodontics as a receptionist where she remained for over nine years. Upon her retirement in 2005 the house was sold and a motor home was purchased. They had a home in Manitou, Kentucky, but much of the next five years was spent traveling. In August of 2009 Candy and Richard moved back to Minnesota buying a home in Menahga. Candy was an easy going, fun loving person who could be counted on to lend a hand when needed. She loved her dogs, camping, reading, doing cross stitch embroidery, and watching court TV shows and cooking shows. Most of all she loved her husband, children and grandchildren with all her heart.
Candy will be dearly missed by her husband, Richard Nelson of Menahga, MN; mother, Velma Spurrier of Davenport, Iowa; children, Kimberly (Tom) Kendall of Davenport, Iowa, Brad (Tanya) Schutte of Blue Grass, Iowa, Jeff (Julie) Schutte of Davenport, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Terry (Jody) Spurrier of Taylor Ridge, Illinois.
She is preceded in death by her father, Lowell Spurrier.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, February 7, 2011 at the Cardini-Pearson Funeral Home in Menahga, MN with Reverend Steven Bruer officiating. Special music will be “If There Were No Dreams”, “For Ever and Ever Amen” and “You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings.” Interment will be made in the Menahga City Cemetery.