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Candy Lynn (Puckett) (Mattioli) Robinson
May 16, 1958 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
Candy Lynn (Puckett) (Mattioli) Robinson of Little Chute, WI age 65 was called home to her Heavenly Father on August 26, 2023. She was born on May 16, 1958, in Stambaugh, MI to Louise and Andrew Puckett and baptized as a child of God on May 24, 1959. Candy grew up in Iron River, MI and attended West Iron County High School. Growing up, Candy was active in 4H with her horse Pride and loved competing in barrel racing at the Iron County Fair. At a young age, Candy taught herself to play the guitar and regularly sang with her family at local churches. As she grew older, she sang and played guitar at multiple funerals for friends and family around Wisconsin and Michigan. She spontaneously sang hymns and played the guitar for her grandchildren. Candy loved Willie Nelson and one of her greatest adventures was attending a concert of his in 2019. She was always up for a challenging game of scrabble with her sister Shelley and playing various games with the family and having the best Halloween costumes.
In 1981 she moved from Iron River, MI to the Fox Valley with her three children: Thomas, Angella and Christopher and loved and cared for them until the day she passed always worrying if everyone was okay and always wanted to lend a helping hand. She attended Fox Valley Technical College and proudly graduated as a Respiratory Therapist in 1986. She then started her career at Appleton Medical Center where she worked for 15 years.
Later Candy married the love of her life Bruce Robinson, where they retired in Silver Cliff, WI. There Candy and Bruce took up hobby farming with 2 large gardens, chickens, turkeys, and ducks.
Candy enjoyed fishing, crocheting, canning, trips to the casino and cooking for anyone that knocked on her door. She was known for always putting others needs before her own and always approached every obstacle with love and compassion. Candy also loved the companionship of her dogs, Dylon, Heidi, Benji and Trooper. One of her greatest joys was being with her grandchildren and spoiling them with unconditional love and food. She enjoyed all the sleepovers with the grandkids and the more the merrier. Candy had an amazingly strong faith and talked to God daily. She encouraged everyone around her to do the same, even during the good times.
Candy is survived by her three children: Thomas (Kari) Mattioli, Angella Mattioli, Christopher (Tamara) Mattioli. Grandchildren Genna (Stephen), River, Elijah, Harper, Lilliana, Skyler, Emmitt, Ethan, Delilah and a Great Grandbaby due in November. She is survived by her sister Shelley (Steve) Baumann and stepsister Phyllis Smith. She is further survived by several nieces and nephews; Ben (Sara) Baumann, Brenda (Brent) Baranczyk, Bret Baumann, Donna (Wayne) Morris, Mark (Deb) Puckett, Mike (Karen) Puckett, Linda (Shane) Begoske, Tammy (Steve) Diaczyzyn, Jeff LaBombarb, Jon LaBombarb, and Aimee (special friend Randy) Schneider. She was preceded in death by her husband Bruce Robinson, her parents Louise and Andrew Puckett and stepfather Eino Aho; and by her sisters Annette and Barbara and brothers Lowell and Larry Puckett and nephew Larry Shawn Puckett, and Erin Fries and Torey Johnson.
Written in her funeral wishes, she wanted everyone to know that she's very happy up in heaven and surrounded by loved ones.
The Christian funeral will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday September 8, 2023, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 930 E. Florida Ave., Appleton. A gathering will take place at the church from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service, followed by fellowship afterward. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
“And I’ll cherish the old rugged cross (rugged cross)
Till my trophies at last I lay down
And I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it someday for a crown
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it someday for a crown”
Lyrics excerpt from Old Rugged Cross, Author George Bennard.