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Amanda Hope Cain

Amanda “Mandy” Hope (Preder) Cain, age 43, of Elkhart Lake, WI, passed away late Saturday evening, October 6, 2018, after complications resulting from a long, courageous battle with lupus.

She was born on May 9, 1975, daughter of Gerry and Debbie (Schultz) Preder. Mandy graduated from St. John the Baptist Catholic School in 1989 and was a member of the Plymouth High School graduating class of 1993. Following high school, Mandy completed the nursing program through Western Wisconsin Technical College in La Crosse, WI. 

On May 8, 1999, she married Mathew Cain at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth, WI. Mandy and Matt made Elkhart Lake their home and later joyously added the lights of her life, their daughters, Isabella and Julia to their family.

Mandy continued her education, graduating with high honors with a degree in Medical Technology from Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, WI. She most recently worked as a Laboratory Scientist for Sheboygan Internal Medicine in Sheboygan, WI. In addition, the past two summers, Mandy and her husband Matt, along with their daughter’s and the help of their parents, managed Fireman’s Park in Elkhart Lake, WI.

Mandy enjoyed many things in life, but the most important thing to her was always family. She especially loved all the little ones. Those, whom knew and love her, will remember that she was always eager to welcome new babies. She truly cherished every moment she had with her family. She was also known for her great sense of humor and quick wit. Mandy was always making people laugh. Her nieces and nephew enjoyed and looked forward to her silly video chats.

Mandy is survived by: Husband: Matt; Daughters: Isabella and Julia; Parents: Gerry and Debbie Preder of Plymouth; Sisters: Ellison (Travis) Capelle of Wyoming and Trina (Nic) Meinnert of Pennsylvania; Father and Mother-in-law: Mike and Sandy Cain of Elkhart Lake; Sister-in-law: Jenny (Ryan) Williams of Fond du Lac; Nieces: Lydia and Hope Capelle, and Mackenzie and Molly Williams; Nephew: J. Lane Meinnert. Mandy is further survived by: Step-grandmother: Doris Schultz of Sheboygan and Grandmother-in-law: Dolores Cain of Elkhart Lake; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Mandy was preceded in death by: Maternal grandparents: Bill Schultz and Marion Schultz; Paternal grandparents: Warren and Grace Preder; and Cousin: Chad Kaufmann.

Following Mandy’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday (October 13, 2018) at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Visitation will take place from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM with a prayer service to immediately follow at 4:00 PM. Father Wayne Bittner will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in Amanda’s name to the Elkhart Lake First Responders.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to send special thanks to the Holy Family Memorial Rheumatology Department in Manitowoc for the great care provided during Mandy’s many years living with lupus. The family would also like to send special thanks to the, Elkhart Lake First Responders, Elkhart Lake Police Department, Orange Cross, and St. Nicholas Hospital, for the wonderful care and compassion given to Mandy and her family.

Services Rendered by: Suchon Funeral Home

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