Lucinda Marie Peterson died on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids at 65 years of age.
Cindy was born December 25, 1953 at the Hutchinson Community Hospital to Stanley Carl Peterson and Elaine Joyce “Allen” Peterson.
Cindy is preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Elaine; brother: John Johnson; and her grandson Layne Peterson.
She is survived by her sister Laura Ramirez; brother: Joe Johnson; sons: Mathew Peterson and Bobby Simpson; daughters: Amanda Peterson and Breanna Krats; grandsons: Zayne and Brody Janssen; Tyesin Simpson; Robert Krats; Noah and Izac Kruger; granddaughters: Sadie Janssen; Sylvia Hill; Lexxie Krats; Jayden Dissmore; Izabelle Kruger; Savana and Arayah Simpson; and Treylynn Olson; aunts: Glady Murphy; Shirley Lendborg; and Pat Daugherty; uncles: Tom Murphy; Ralph Lendborg; and Kenny Daugherty; nephews: John Johnson; Derek Johnson; and Tommy and Tony Ramirez; nieces: Laura Hugo; and Sarah Johnson.
Cindy graduated from the Cambria-Friesland High School in Cambria, Wisconsin in 1972. After graduation she pursued her career in home health. She attended Oak Hills Christian College, then Bemidji State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in social work in 1997. Cindy made her home in Menahga, where she was employed at Tri County Hospital as a Hospice Social Worker and then St. Joseph’s Hospital as a Hospice Social Worker as she has been known as the “Queen of Hearts” for the last 30 years, retiring in January of 2019
Cindy was a very active member in the community. She ran the Little Disciples program at The Assembly of God church in Menahga, Minnesota where she was also an Elder Board Member. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, doing crafts, playing games, gardening and attending craft shows as well as yard sales. Cindy was always a very happy and welcoming person. If you were in need, she would always be there to help however she could. She was the type of person that could light up a room with her smile and laughter. To those that knew her she was a rock and mentor. Her advice will be greatly missed.
Love and cherish every moment and memory and know that she is in a better place now with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Rest in peace, our dear Queen of Hearts. We all love you and will see you again soon.