In Loving Memory


Candace Jean Leitzke

Oct. 20, 1948 — Feb. 26, 2015

Candace Jean Leitzke passed away on February 26, 2015, at the young age of 66 at her home in Little Prairie. Candace, or Candy as she was known by her loved ones, was born in Waukesha on Oct. 20, 1948.

Candace is survived by her loving husband, Alan, of 49 years. She passed away just a few months shy of their 50th wedding anniversary, which is something we are all so proud of. Candy also left behind her three children: Wendy, Jill and Joseph. She loved, cared for and cherished her children more than anything in this world. They were her world along with her husband, partner and best friend, Alan. Candy is also survived by her beautiful and amazing grandchildren that she loved and adored so much: Allison, Michael and Nicholas (Wendy and Todd Polakoski), Kelsey and Logan (Jill Green) and Luke (Joseph and Sharon Leitzke), who she did not have a chance to meet but I’m sure would have loved him as much as her other grandkids. Candy is also survived by her two loving and caring brothers, Robert and Michael McCord, and their beautiful families.

Candy was predeceased by her mother and father, Norma Jean (Snooks) and Robert McCord.

Candy is best known for her kindness, hospitality and her fun-loving, easygoing sense of humor. She welcomed all in her home and there was always a pot of coffee brewing and something cooking on the stove or baking in the oven any time of day. Candy was one of the best home cooking country cooks there was. She knew how to make “supper,” as we called it, and Thanksgiving dinner was second to none. Candy’s meals, laughs, hugs, kisses and genuine love will be missed dearly.

We love you, we miss you, and you’ll never be forgotten.

Love, Your Family
To everyone, your thoughts and prayers are so appreciated. Candy did not want a funeral or service as she didn’t want people to mourn her passing. She instead asks that everyone celebrate and enjoy her life and honor her memory by reflecting on all of the good times and laughs that we’ve all shared over the years. She loved to laugh and spend time with her family and friends. Remember those moments and smile and laugh for her.