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:

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  1. My sweet friend Kandyce. I still can’t believe you are gone! I will forever cherish our friendship and time together. I will especially cherish our time together and conversations over the last 3 weeks. I am so blessed to have had you in my life 20+ years. You were one of the most kind and generous people I knew. I am going to miss your kindness, loving heart, wild spirit, spunkiness and beautiful smile. I know you will be watching over me and “little big man.” Fly high and freely, until we meet again. I love you!!

  2. Thoughts and prayers for family and all her close friends. I already miss getting all the funny and crazy things she sent on messenger. God Bless and be your crazy self in heaven.

  3. Brent.
    I am so sorry for the loss of your wife! My heart is sad for you!! Saying prayers!!
    Lori Gerhardson

  4. You will be greatly missed Kandyce. I’ll miss getting your funny Facebook messages that always brought a smile and thoughts of you. Keeping your family in my prayers during this very difficult time.

  5. I went to elementary school in Fargo with Kandyce and church at St John’s. I remember her as being a bright and funny girl. All my condolences to her family. Rest in peace.

  6. Brent,
    I am so very sorry to hear about Kandace. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

    Darcey Nitschke

  7. Hi Brent,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Kandyce. My thoughts and prayers are wish you during this difficult time.

    Alanna Fink

  8. Dear Kipp, Brent and family,
    I just heard the news of Kandyce’s passing. I am in total shock.
    Kandyce and I met in ‘93 while working as CNA’s together on the TCU at Meritcare (now Sanford). Oh my gosh, the laughs, the fun, the good times that we had together – actually there was a group of us that hung out together and lived and loved life.
    We’d lost touch over the years but most recently actually thought I saw Kandyce – this woman was driving in a different direction than I was though.
    Please accept my sincere condolences and know that I pray for Peace during this unbelievable time in your lives. Swept away too soon. Fly high, Kandyce!!! Love 💕 you girl. Jes

  9. Brent and Kip and families:
    I was so shocked to hear of Kandyce’s passing! I lived across the street from the Olson’s in Prairie Rose and watched Kip and Kandyce grow up! They are a very special family to me!
    You have my deepest sympathies. I’ll keep you in my prayers.
    Thinking of you!

    Vicki (Bjornson) Keller

  10. I worked with Kandyce on TCU, got to know her well. She genuinely cared and had a heart of gold. I recently communicated with her and it was just like old times, she was kind and genuine. I am saddened by this news. God bless. Brenda

  11. My sweet ol friend, how i will miss our funny messages back and forth almost daily. You sure did brighten my days. I will miss you so much.
    Oceans of prayers to you Brent and family

  12. Brent & Kip,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was shocked to hear of the accident and Kandyce’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. I worked with kandyce on TCU back when it was Merit care. She was always smiling and her silly humor. We had lost touch as life gets in the way. Was wonderful to reconnect with her in past year! Many good memories, I sure will miss her fun loving stubborn silly ways! As we would say (sister wife) lol! She really was like a sister I never had. My condolences and many prayers for Brent Kip and family! Well my sister wife I love you and will miss you! Your forever in my heart! Thank you for being you!

  14. My heart is broken. Kandyce and I had been friends longer than we weren’t. From junior high to high school and beyond. I remember how we often got in “trouble” from Pastor Len during church or confirmation or from Rad during high school choir. There are so many other “secrets” I could share, but I then would incriminate us both! While we hadn’t seen each other for over 10 years, we kept in contact. I will forever miss your smile and laugh, your love of cars, and your sense of adventure. I love you Kandyce! Kip and Brent-please accept my most sincere condolences.

  15. Brent I am so sorry to hear of Kandyce’s passing. I’m grateful to have grown up around her, was blessed to sing at your wedding, and will miss seeing her weekly jokes pop up in my Facebook messenger. From when I was a little girl to just a day before she left us, she regularly brightened my days. I can only imagine how she brightened yours. Huge hugs to you and I will be with you virtually Saturday. May you have comfort and peace. <3 <3 <3

  16. I met Kandyce through a mutual friend. The few times we’d see her i quickly learned what a fun, loving, kind, caring, passionate person she was. I immediately knew that the world needed more of her in it. Its only proven again, that God takes the best. RIP sweet Kandyce, you’ve left quite an imprint on many hearts.

  17. So sorry for the loss of our dear sweet Kandyce , she will be greatly missed! Going to miss her smile and her kind heart ! Kandy’s laugh was infectious and she always had something to say that made us laugh! Reconnected recently going to miss her encouraging and funny things she put on Facebook messenger! She was the kind of person that would build others up no matter what she would be going thru! RIP dear angel! Prayers go out to Brent and her whole family during this difficult time!

  18. Our Love and Prayers to Kandyce and her family from Uncle Bob, Aunt Carolyn and cousins Linda, Cathy and Mark.

  19. I attended the online livestream service today. Kandyce was beautifully honored with stories and wonderful memories. I have many of memories that have been on my heart as I think of her.
    I can’t begin to express how sorry I am for your loss.

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