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Candace "Candy" Ann Kohlstaedt

October 19, 1951 ~ July 31, 2022 (age 70)


Candace (Candy) Kohlstaedt died on July 31, 2022 of natural causes.  Candy was born on October 19, 1951 to her proud parents, Albert William Kohlstaedt and Rose Vinson Rodocker Kohlstaedt in Fort Huachuca Arizona where her father was stationed.  Candy was the first child in the small Kohlstaedt family of brothers based in Indianapolis, Indiana and the first grandchild of the Dr. George Kohlstaedt clan.  

Candy always forged her own way.   She lived for a short time in Miami Florida with her aunt and uncle and graduated from Miami Dade High School.  She returned to Indiana to attend Purdue University but left in her sophomore year with the first of her loves.  Candy wandered but always found a creative outlet.  She was a marvelous chef, loved flowers and birds and grew beautiful gardens.  She was a Master Gardener and a member of the Audubon society.   Candy knitted, crocheted, and cross-stitched.  She was a bookkeeper and a homemaker and made even the humblest of abodes into a lovely home.  With her then-husband Robert Scott, back in Indiana, Candy raised cattle and chickens and vegetables for the year’s meals in an off-the-grid cottage.    

At long last, Candy moved to Montana to live with her sister, Elizabeth, in Helena in 2003.  She lived in Helena for many years, earning her Bachelor’s degree at age 60 from Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis! Her father would have been so proud of her and her sister certainly was.  

Candy is predeceased by her father, Albert William Kohlstaedt and her mother, Rose Vinson Kohlstaedt.  Both beloved grandmothers and grandfathers also went ahead of her as did her aunts and uncles.  Candy is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Kohlstaedt.  

The family would like to thank Hospice of St. Peters Hospital for their compassionate care and the staff and residents at Renaissance Wildwood for their love of Candy.  No services are planned at this time.   


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