Candy Beenen(1951 - 2014)

Candy Mae Beenen

Candy Mae (Duff) Beenen, age 62, passed away at home surrounded by family and friends, on February 17, 2014 after another courageous battle with cancer.

Candy was born August 9, 1951 to the late Virgil & Laura (Quade) Duff in Crandon, WI. She continued to live and go to school in Crandon until she moved to Sheboygan in 1969 to be close to her sister Mary.

She enjoyed live music, dancing and a good game of pool. During the summer months she would occasionally travel back to Crandon to spend time with her cousins, other family members and good friends. Later in life, she enjoyed reading and spending time with her Rat Terrier, "Apollo" who spent 13 wonderful years as her companion.

Candy was employed by the Spiller Spring Company from April 1979 until October 2009, when she had to retire due to health issues. During her 30 years there, she made many great friends.

Candy is survived by her only daughter, Susan (Vincent) Sherman, of Sheboygan and 2 grandchildren, Brayden & Emery, along with nephews, nieces, cousins and an aunt, Ida Quade.

Candy was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Virgil Duff and her two sisters Betty Ann Radtke and Mary L. Kloppenburg, and half-sister Shirley Bracken.

Special thanks to Paula and Barb of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, Pat Johnson at Memorial Medical Center and her friend, Paula Zimmermann, for helping Candy through this difficult journey.

Entombment will take place at the Garden Terrace Mausoleum, Lutheran Cemetery, Sheboygan.

Online condolences may be expressed at


Funeral Home

Reinbold Novak Funeral Home
1535 South 12th Street Sheboygan, WI 53081

Published in Sheboygan Press on Feb. 19, 2014