Cindy Halverson

Cindy Lou Halverson, age 59, of Linn Grove died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Sanford Senior Care Center in Sheldon.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove. Burial was in St. John Lutheran Cemetery in rural Storm Lake. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of arrangements. 

Cindy Lou Hollander was born Dec. 15, 1956, in Lake Benton, Minn., the daughter of Wilbert and LaVonne (Meyn) Hollander.

She was baptized into the Lutheran faith.

Cindy attended school in Sheldon, graduating from Sheldon High School in 1975.

On Aug. 28, 1976, Cindy was united in marriage to Mark Halverson in Boyden. They were blessed with two daughters, Cassie and Sara.

Cindy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove where she volunteered as a youth group leader, Praise Team member and Bible School craft teacher.

Together, Cindy and Mark worked on the farm and raised their family.

Cindy enjoyed gardening, cooking and canning. She had a special eye for flowers, and subsequently worked as a florist. She proudly arranged flowers for many family weddings. Cindy was very artistic and enjoyed painting, drawing and many other types of crafts. She made many memories traveling with her husband, Mark, over the years. Cindy also enjoyed her many shopping and sister trips. Most of all, Cindy deeply loved her family. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Mark Halverson of Linn Grove; children: Cassie (Trent) Gusso of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Sara (Chris) Legore of Marion; mother, LaVonne Hollander of George; grandchildren: Samuel and Callen Gusso; Evan, Lydia and Natalie Legore; sister, Sheryl (Warren) Tiedeman of George; brothers: David Hollander of George; Darren Hollander of Boyden; sister-in-law, Ruth (Walter Brettschneider) O’Neill; extended family and friends. Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Wilbert.