Cardinal, Candy 71

Candy was born October 20, 1951, to Wesley and Gladys Houser (Krambeal) in Waterloo, IA.
Candy was a graduate of Buffalo High School in 1969 and married Stephen on November 27, 1971. This was a beginning of a marriage and friendship that carried them through hardships and happiness. Their union was blessed with three sons.
Early in their marriage they began in Montrose, Minnesota then moved to Watertown, Minnesota where they raised their three sons. Candy worked as a beautician for a few years prior to going to work at Prudential. Upon retiring from Prudential she thought she needed more to do so she went back to being a beautician. Candy enjoyed being a beautician and getting to know her clients. In retirement Candy enjoyed spending many weekends at the lake spending time in nature and with family and friends. She also enjoyed getting to watch her grandchildren doing what they love.
Candy was called to rest in Byron, Minnesota on February 12, 2023, surrounded by family. Services will be held at Swanson-Peterson Chapel in Cokato on February 21, 2023, from 1:00pm-3:00pm with a short service at 3:00pm.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life Steve, her parents, Wesley and Gladys, in-laws, Ervin and Florence, brother, Denny Houser, brother-in-law, Tom Cardinal and Conrad Hausladen.
Candy will be greatly missed by her three sons, Tom (Amy Petersen) Cardinal of Byron, MN, Tim (Merilee) Cardinal of Forest Lake, MN, Gerad (Melissa) Cardinal of Lamberton, MN. Two sisters, Susie Hausladen, Linda (Dale) Schwerin, one brother, Dean Houser, sisters-in-laws, Colleen (Greg) Donovan, Nancy (Barrett) Hamlink, Carol Houser, brothers-in-laws, Jeff (Debbie) Cardinal, Jerry Cardinal, grandchildren, Stephen, Derrick, Jaxon, Jordan Cardinal and Molly (Max) Voss, Mitchell, Matthew, and Maxwell Petersen, many nieces, nephews and friends.