Memorial service for Cindy Soenen of Emmetsburg was Monday, March 10, at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Jerry Raether officiated.
Inurnment was in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.
Cynthia Ann Soenen was born March 23, 1958 in Algona, the daughter of Leo Mundus and Jean (Henely) Egeland. Cindy attended Emmetsburg Community Schools, and she was a 1976 graduate of Emmetsburg High School.
On June 25, 1977, Cindy was united in marriage to Dennis Soenen at Assumption Catholic Church in Emmetsburg.
Cindy began working part-time at the Emmetsburg Publishing Company when she was 16 years old. After her education, Cindy continued to work for the Emmetsburg Publishing Company where she spent nearly 40 years.
Cindy loved to spend time with her children and grandbabies. She enjoyed people - Cindy always found the good in everyone. She liked good music, especially Mick Jagger.
After Denny passed away, Cindy moved back to the family farm where she grew up, and she loved the peace and serenity that the farm on the river brought to her. She will be remembered as a free spirit who had a zest for life and an infectious smile.
On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Cindy passed away in Dakota City. She was 55.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Kyle Soenen (Jill) and their children: Kayden and Carter of Dakota City, and Cody Soenen (Courtney) and their son, Noah of Emmetsburg; her mother, Jean Egeland (Gail) of Wallingford; her father, Leo Mundus (Wendy Stickney) of Emmetsburg; two sisters, Laura Rose (Mike) of Tripoli, IA and Kim Urness (Paul) of Gilbert, AZ; two brothers, Mike Mundus (Lisa) of Emmetsburg and Matt Mundus of Gilbert, AZ; her mother-in-law, Georgette Soenen of Emmetsburg; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Cindy was preceded in death by her husband, Denny, in 2001; and her father-in-law, Louis Soenen.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Cindy's name.