Candice L. Petersen, 39, of Volga, S.D., was welcomed into God’s arms Aug. 28, 2020, after a tragic automobile accident.
Candice was born Dec. 5, 1980, in Lake Preston, S.D., to parents Timothy and Mary (Peterson) Petersen and was the oldest of three children. During her childhood she grew up on a farm north of Lake Preston and spent much of her time babysitting for families in the area. She graduated from Lake Preston High School in 1999 and then went on to attend Lake Area Technical in Watertown, S.D.
Candice was a loving mother who dedicated her life to her children, her daycare “babies” and her family. She loved taking care of others and has touched many lives through her daycare for almost 20 years. She was an active member of the First Lutheran Church in Volga and was often found volunteering for the Sinai Volunteer Fire Department. She enjoyed life and cherished time with family and friends. She was always active in the community and with the kids’ school activities and enjoyed snowmobiling in the Black Hills. Even recently she enjoyed being on the farm, tending cattle and helping Scott in the hog barns.
Visitation with family present will be Friday, September 4 from 5-7 p.m. at Johnson-Henry Funeral Home in Arlington, S.D. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 5 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Volga with burial services to follow at Lake Preston Cemetery.
Candice is survived by her four children; Austen, Natashia, Isabelle, and Tysen King of Volga; her father, Timothy (Jacki) Petersen of Mitchell; her mother, Mary (Lonnie Proechel) Petersen of Waseca, Minn.; her grandmother, Shirley Petersen of Watertown; her brother, Jeffery Petersen of White; her sister, Kristen (David) Vanden Hull of Brandon; her step-brothers, Justin (Angela) Klumb of Mt. Vernon, Tyler (Chynna) Klumb of Mitchell, and Brandon (fiance Lexy Rumbolz) Klumb of Coursegold, Calif; her boyfriend Scott Schade of Volga and his sons Simon and Isaac; the father of her children, Keith King of Volga and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.