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Cindy L. Kleist

Fri, Mar 15th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Cindy L. Kleist, 40, of Rushford, Minn. died on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Winona Health in Winona, Minn.

Cindy was born on March 27, 1972, in Cresco, Iowa to Arthur Dale and Patricia (Patterson) Waugh. She was raised in the Houston, MN and Mabel, MN areas, and moved to Rushford, MN in 1988, where she attended Rushford High School. She married Darrin Johnson. They were later divorced. She married Daniel Kleist on November 11, 2004. Cindy worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in area nursing homes. She enjoyed time with her children and granddaughter and also following her children’s athletics and activities. Cindy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rushford.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel; step-father, Danny Hungerholt of Rushford; three children, Ellen, Bradly and Greg Johnson; a granddaughter, Rebecca Witt; two sisters: Karmen Baker of Caledonia, Minn. and Amy Steinfeldt of Lanesboro, Minn.; and by her loving pets.

Cindy was preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law, Eline Kleist; and sister-in-law, Vicki Kleist.

The funeral service was held Saturday, March 16, at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kristin Rice officiating. Burial was at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Hokah, Minn.

The family prefers memorials to the donor’s choice.

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