Candice Walti


February 26, 1949 - October 9, 2011


Candice “Candy” Marie Walti was born in Slayton, MN on February 26, 1949 to Delmond and Lorraine (Johlfs) Farrell. Her family moved to White Lake, SD in 1951 and started farming north of White Lake. She graduated from White Lake High School in 1967 and from South Dakota State University in 1971 with a B.A. in Journalism.

She traveled to upstate New York, where she met her husband, Gustave Walti. They moved back to White Lake in 1974, where they were married on Sept. 14. They had two children, James and Erin.

Her career passions were cooking and publishing. From 1974 to 1984, she and Gus operated the Paragon, where they served the famous Paragon Pizza. In 2001, she and Gus purchased the Aurora County Standard and Stickney Argus newspapers, and became a co-owner of the Wagner Post and Lake Andes Wave in 2011.

She believed in the power of community service, and was extremely active in White Lake. Candy was a 20-year member of the White Lake School Board, a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Ruth Circle. She was also a member of White Lake’s Commercial Club and Economic Development Board. Candy also researched and authored the White Lake Centennial book in 1982.

She is survived by her husband, Gus; her children, Kim (John) Ehlers, Hills, MN; James (Kristin) Walti, Pierre; and Erin Walti, White Lake; her sister, Janice (Larry) Fredericksen, Mitchell; her brother, Robert (Angelita) Farrell, Mitchell; eight grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
White Lake, South Dakota


Thursday, October 13, 2011
11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
White Lake, South Dakota


White Lake Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

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Posted by David Sebastian on October 16, 2011
Gus,Erin and James,
I am sorry to hear about the death of your mom.I always remember going to the Paragon to eat their pizza as I remember it was really good.I am sorry for your loss.
Posted by Larry and Sherri Livermont on October 11, 2011
James and family you have our condolences. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Ross and Tiffany Brende on October 11, 2011
James and family, we are sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
Posted by Christy (Spier) Huggett on October 11, 2011
Gus, Kim & family, she was loved to the end by her family. Your support helped her to die with peace!!! I remember her as a child when we used to go to the Paragon for her famous pizza! She was a very talented person!!
May God's love surround you and may you trust in his goodness.. Love & prayers, Christy
Posted by Craig and Mary Steensland on October 11, 2011
Gus, Kim, James and Erin: We are sad to hear about Candice. She was always so full of love and spirit. She always had that sparkle of joy in her eyes. Our prayers are with you.
Posted by Dale and Patty Penning on October 11, 2011
Gus, Erin, James, Kim...
I am sorry to hear about Candice. It was a pleasure to work with her. Our prayers are with you.
Posted by Dianna & Larry Diehm on October 11, 2011
James and family we are so sorry for your loss. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand during this difficult time. God's Peace and our love to allof you.
Posted by Joe & Jan Schlimgen on October 11, 2011
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
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