Kandyce Jill Olson Blumhagen, 45, Fargo, ND passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at Sanford Health.
Kandyce was born to Steve and Deloris “Dee” Olson on July 15, 1975. Kandyce graduated in 1993 from Fargo South High School.
Kandyce always wanted to be a nurse, a caregiver for others. While in High School Kandyce worked as a CNA at Bethany Homes in Fargo. Kandyce went to receive her RN. She worked on the TCU floor at Merit Care where she formed many long-lasting friendships. Her proudest accomplishment was working as the lead Registered Nurse at Merit Care’s Neuroscience Department.
Kandyce was diagnosed with MS in 2005, as a Nurse she knew the impacts of this disease, but she did not let it slow her down. She was married to Brent Blumhagen on September 9, 2006.
Kandyce was kind, caring and a true animal lover, she was known to just show up at home with a new dog. She was thrifty and known to always have a coupon when enjoying a bite to eat. A frequenter of thrift stores she often found items for her friends, especially their children.
She loved to take drives and listen to a wide variety of music from George Jones to Snoop Dogg. Kandyce loved cars all kinds of cars. One of her prize possessions was her Dodge Charger Hellcat in her favorite color blue. She would enjoy summer drives and maybe a few burnouts in that car. Her other favorite cars were Ford Thunderbirds.
On January 12, 2021 Kandyce was in a serious car accident near Kindred, ND. After a lengthy stay she was able to go home and return to life as normal. Complications placed her back in the hospital on February 4th. On Friday, February 5, 2021 Kandyce passed away from injuries suffered in that accident.
Kandyce is survived by her husband Brent Blumhagen; Frenchie, her furry companion; brother Kipp Olson of St. Paul, MN and numerous loving Aunts and Uncles, fun loving Cousins and nephews and nieces who always brought a smile to her face.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve (2009) and Dee (2016). She was also preceded in death by her beloved pets, Miranda, Nikki, Abby and Gizmo.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials are to go to the Humane Society and National MS Society.
Celebration of Kandyce’s Life: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M where you are invited to come and share your stories. The service will be live streamed on Boulger Funeral Home’s website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.
Kandyce's Video Tribute can be viewed below: