Candice Michelle Targgart, 34, Kimmell, passed away Thursday, March 30, surrounded by family and her closest friends. She had fought a very courageous battle with cancer for the last year.
She was born Sept. 23, 1982, the daughter of JC and Jennifer (Boyer) Schrock in Joliet, Illinois.
On July 7, 2007, she married Travis N. Targgart in Kimmell, at the family farm. He survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Layne and Brock Targgart, both at home; parents, JC (Katharine) Schrock, Goshen, and Jennifer (Harley) Beechy, Millersburg; grandparents, Lauretta Schrock, Goshen, Dolores and George Elenbaas, Syracuse, Jack and Doris Lund, Goshen, and Elva Beechy, Millersburg; four siblings, Courtney (Kacey) Lash, and Carter Schrock, both of Millersburg, Caitlin (Max) Kritzman, Kimmell, and Nathaniel Beechy, Millersburg; three stepsiblings, Chris Todd and Jackie (Tony) Belton, both of Fort Wayne, and Jessie (Dave) Schmoekel, Columbia City; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Clifford Boyer Jr., Joe Schrock, and Beulah Beechy, as well as her father-in-law, Roger Targgart.
Candice graduated from West Noble High School in 2001 and from Purdue University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in veterinary technology. She worked for Calfcare in North Manchester from 2005-2008 before returning to Milford Animal Clinic, where she worked during high school. She was incredibly passionate about the laparascopic deer breeding program at Milford and was well-known for her knowledge and expertise on the subject. She most recently worked as a registered veterinary technologist at Crossroads Food Animal Veterinary Services. Candice loved animals and was known for taking in any furry friend in need of a home.
Candice was a devoted member of Strong Tower Worship Center, where she was also a member of the women's ministry team.
She knew no stranger and everyone she met became a true friend. Her smile could light up any room and her sweet demeanor and steadfast nature made her a trusted friend and confidant to many.
In addition to her talent for treating animals, Candi was an amazing baker. Her famous chocolate chip cookies are renowned among her circle of family and friends and will never taste quite as sweet without her special touch. Above all, Candi's first priority and biggest love was being a mom to her two boys and a devoted wife.
A funeral service in Candice's honor will take place Monday, April 3, at 11 a.m. at Stone's Hill Community Church, 151 W. Stone's Hill Road, Ligonier. Pastor Josh Vargas will officiate.
Burial will take place at Sparta Cemetery in Kimmell.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Stone's Hill Community Church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Strong Tower Worship Center, 502 W. Diamond Lake Road, Ligonier, IN 46767 or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.
Published on  March 31, 2017