Candace Trappe, 1950-2017

Published 1:00 am Monday, October 30, 2017

Funeral services for Candy Trappe will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Erica Cunningham will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at

Candy died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at her home.

Candace Trappe

Candace Lee Trappe was born Jan. 7, 1950, in Bremington, Washington, the daughter of Frederick Orlan and Evelyn Ilene (Stevens) Thomas.

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She grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School. After graduation she worked at Gold’s Grill and Canton Café.

Candy was united in marriage to Roger Trappe in Watertown, South Dakota. The couple moved to Britt, Iowa, before making their home in Albert Lea.

Candy was a member at Salem Lutheran Church and enjoyed working as an aid at various nursing homes and care centers. She loved gardening, flowers, birds — especially hummingbirds, traveling with Roger and spending winters in Texas.

Survivors include her husband, Roger; mother and stepfather Evelyn and Duane Degn; children Jennifer (Jason) Gilderhus and Ken Trappe; grandchildren Tye Trappe, Isabella Gilderhus, Alyssa Gilderhus, Markus Gilderhus, Sabra Mullenmaster and Tess Trappe; and siblings Ken (Gwen) Thomas, Rob Thomas, Julie Polton, Jerry (Carolyn) Degn and Scott Degn.

Candy was preceded in death by her father, Frederick; and son, Tommy Trappe.

Candy’s family is thankful for the care, love and support that Alissa Tweed provided to Candy and all of the Trappe family.