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Candice Lynn (Dewey) LaRue

February 21, 1949 ~ July 29, 2020 (age 71)


Candice LaRue, died peacefully Wednesday July 29, 2020, surrounded by family and friends at her home in Delavan, WI. She was born on February21, 1949 in Woodstock, IL of loving parents Donald and Norma (Oeffling) Dewey.

Candice attended school in Crystal Lake, IL and participated in office occupations during junior and senior years of high school; graduating from Crystal Lake Community High School in 1967. Her proficiency and love landed her a position at Dodge Trophies in Crystal Lake where the  academy award Oscars were manufactured.  She was later trained in medical transcription and worked in several medical settings over the years, as well as serving as secretary at Lakeland Community Church in Lake Geneva.

She married Robert G. Sowka on October 23, 1971 and was the proud and loving mother  of 2 sons Ryan Paul and Todd Worth Sowka. 

On October 29, 1989, Candice was married to John L. LaRue (her current husband).

She was an active member of Trinity Church in  Pell Lake, WI.  She as a graduate of the Bethel Bible Series.  Candice was a certified Bradley Childbirth educator.  She served as a volunteer with Telecare of Walworth County.  Her Passions were God, prayer, family, friends, photography and music.

Candice is survived by: her husband John, son Ryan and grandson Caysen Todd Sowka of Elkhorn, a sister Jacqueline(Michael) Schmieglitz and nephew Zachary Schmieglitz of McHenry , IL and step-son Eric LaRue of Freeport, IL.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a son Todd.

Services for Candice will be held Tuesday August 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the main chapel of the Derrick Funeral Home in Lake Geneva; Pastor Brian Metke of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate.  Burial will follow in River Valley Memorial Cemetery in West Dundee, IL.  Visitation will be Monday at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Due to Covid-19 restrictions masks are to be worn and social distance be observed. 

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August 10, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services
800 Park Drive
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147

Funeral Service
August 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services
800 Park Drive
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147

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