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“Candy,My Dear Feisty Friend,You were my sister's friend, first; and we became close after Elaine transitioned. We shared our grief during the times...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Rassi Hall - Chicago, IL - Friend

“I'm very sad to hear about Candy's passing. We worked together for years at the salon American Trendz in ames. She was a joy to work with and taught...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Heather Anderson - Boone, IA

“Missing you , not a day goes by that i dont wish to see your face and hear your voice. I love you. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Stephanie Lambert - Cedar Falls, IA

“I was so shocked to hear this. Please know that we are thinking of you all and will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers during the...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jason and Brandi Prindle - IA

“Aunt Candy used to babysit for us when we were little. Then, we would babysit for her kids when we got old enough. I remember how upset she was...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie Collins Hick - Perry, IA

“Thoughts and prayers to you in this time of loss. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Collins - Perry, IA

“Rodney & Stephanie & families, Sheila, Danny, Sonny & other family members, I'm sorry for the loss of your Mother, Daughter & Sister, our thoughts &...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Diane & Bob Collins-Vallejo - IA

Candace Elaine VanMeter, 67, died Sunday May 28, 2017, at her home in Berkley, IA.

The family will be holding private services. For online obituaries & condolences please visit:

She was born to Robert and Deloris (Conklin) Johnson in Boone, Iowa, on May 2, 1950. Candy attended Perry High School and graduated from Capri College in Ames, IA. She moved to Jamaica, IA in 1963 then to Berkley in 1973. From 1986 to 2006, Candy worked as a hairdresser. From 2006 to 2008 she lived in Florida. Candy moved back to Iowa to care for her mom.

She enjoyed collecting Native American items and gardening. She loved her dogs Trucker, Damion and Mckayla.

Her family includes: son Rodney (Crystal) Lambert of Berkley; daughter Stephanie Lambert of Cedar Falls; eight grandchildren Patrick Lambert, Lacey (Brent) McCaffery, Ryan Braunschweig, Courtney Lambert, Tyler Low, Sarah Swanson, Crissy Swanson, and Natasha Niles; eight great grandchildren Raya, Ben, Simone, Micah, Kaitlyn, Jeremiah, Jaydison, and Izabella; four siblings Keith, Wolfie, Shelia, and Danny.

Preceding her in death are her mother and brother Douglas Micheal. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.