May 04, 2018
5:00pm - 6:30pm
May 04, 2018
May 05, 2018
Cynthia (Cindy) Louise Swenson died April 26, 2018, at age 59 at her home in Fargo, North Dakota. Cindy was born March 16, 1959, in Wakefield, Nebraska, the first child of Waldron (Wally) and Janet Bull. She grew up on the family farm, where her strong work ethic and love of animals were rooted. She attended country school, where she was the only student in her class, and Wayne-Carroll High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in home economics. While at college, she worked, was a football cheerleader, ran track, and was on the homecoming court. In 1981 she moved to Fargo, North Dakota to pursue a Master’s in both agricultural economics and home economics at North Dakota State University. There she met her husband Andrew (Andy) Swenson. They were married July 14, 1984, in Wayne, Nebraska.
Cindy operated Ferdinand’s Tailor Shop before starting her home business in 1991. In addition to countless hours tailoring, she never tired of helping others perfect their special events, sewing thousands of prom, pageant, skating, and wedding dresses over the years. She served as the official and unofficial wedding coordinator for many brides.
Cindy greatly enjoyed volunteering for and attending her daughters’ sports and activities, and was known as “Mom” to many. She was devoted to the local soccer community, never missing a game and forming lifelong friendships. She was a 4-H club leader, ran county and state events, and judged at North Dakota and Minnesota State Fairs. Cindy was always spotted with a smile and loved nothing more than helping others with her time and many talents.
On April 25, 2016, Cindy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. With grace and grit, she battled for two years and was grateful for the time with her friends and family, especially days spent at the family cabin.
She is survived by her devoted husband Andy, children Anna Karin Swenson and Erika Ruth (Matthew) Schuld, and beloved grandson Philip (Pip). She is also survived by her mother Janet Bull, sisters Sandra (Ted) Baack, Kristin (Paul) Smejkal, and Deborah (Randy) Kinney, brother-in-law Paul (JoEllen) Swenson, sister-in-law Jennifer (Michael) Conboy, and many cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Wally Bull and mother-in-law Eldora Swenson.
A visitation will be held 5 to 6:30 PM with a Prayer Service at 6:30 PM at Boulger Funeral Home (123 10 St S, Fargo, ND) on Friday, May 4. There will be a visitation at 10 AM and funeral service at 11 AM, followed by lunch at Hope Lutheran Church (2900 Broadway N, Fargo, ND) on Saturday, May 5.
Please make memorials to the North Dakota 4-H Foundation and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.