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Candace 'Candy' B. Blocker

December 12, 1952 — June 13, 2017


December 12, 1952
Worthington, Minnesota

June 13, 2017
Fargo, North Dakota

10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 17, 2017
St. Patrick Catholic Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Celebrant: Father Siby Punnoose
Lectors: Erin Nash and Patrick Nash

Visitation will be after 4:00 P.M. Friday
with the family present after 5:00 P.M. Friday;
a Scripture Wake service will be at 6:30 P.M. Friday
and a St. Patricks Guild Rosary at 7:00 P.M. Friday
all at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Opening: How Great Thou Art
Responsorial Psalm: Shepherd Me O God
Offertory: You Are Mine
Communion On Eagles Wings
Song of Farewell
Recessional This Is My Song
Cantor: Mary Donohue
Organist: Toni Bart

St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa at a later date

After todays service relatives and friends are invited to join
the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa

Candace Candy Betty Blocker, the daughter of John and Marian (Radloff) Merchant was born December 12, 1952 in Worthington, Minnesota. She received her education in Worthington, graduating from Worthington High School in 1971. On May 4, 1974, she was united in marriage to Allan Blocker at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church in Sanborn, Iowa. After their marriage, the couple settled in Sheldon where she was employed by Aalfs Manufacturing for several years. She stayed home to raise her family which she loved to do and when her grandchildren came into the family she loved to care for them also. She passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 with her family by her side at the Sanford Fargo Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota, reaching the age of 64 years, 6 months and 1 day.
She was a member of the St. Patricks Catholic Church in Sheldon and the Guild of the church. She was active in the church helping with many funeral lunches and the Babes program at St. Patricks Catholic School. Candy was the loving mother of three children and dedicated herself to being a homemaker. She loved to sing to her children and grandchildren and was seldom found without a song in her heart. She dedicated her life to her family and the church, often volunteering at church events. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and loved taking family to movies and plays. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her wonderful sense of humor and her laughter that brightened many a day.
Candy leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 43 years, Allan Blocker of Sheldon; three children, Erin (Sean) Nash of Kansas City, MO; John Blocker of Springfield, MO and Katie (Eric) Meinecke of Sheldon, IA; her five grandchildren, Delaney and Neve Nash and Avery, Ella and Olivia Meinecke; one brother, Michael Merchant of St. Paul, MN; also other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marian Merchant.
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