Cindy Marie Smilden, age 59 of Maple Grove, Minnesota, passed away April 7, 2021.
She was born on July 15, 1961 in San Diego, California, but her family made their home in Monticello, Minnesota. Cindy graduated with the class of 1979 from Monticello High School.
Shortly after graduation, she moved to Texas. She and her children moved back to Minnesota, and then was joined in marriage to David Smilden.
Cindy held various jobs and was employed by Valentine’s Hair Company, ABM, and most recently, EPG Companies for more than 10 years.
Cindy was a hard worker, and was known for her meticulous organizational skills. Her house and work spaces were always clean and tidy, and she took pride in her strong work ethic. In her free time, she liked to go camping and kayaking; and she’d take her camper to Wisconsin to spend weekends enjoying the outdoors.
Of all her jobs and hobbies, her most proud achievement was being a Mom and Grandma. She had a nurturing and caring personality, and loved taking care of her family. Her generous heart provided so much love them. She loved hosting Thanksgiving dinner, which was her favorite holiday because all of her family could be together celebrating.
Cindy is preceded in death by her husband, David Smilden; and grandson, Noah Smilden.
She is survived by her children, Joshua (Jaci) Smilden, Nathan (Ash-Leigh) Vagle, Lacey (Neil) Libner, Davis Smilden, and Staci (Kevin) Hochstedler; grandchildren, Mia and Ellie Smilden, Thad, Caleb, Zeke, Levi, and Tessa Vagle, Kennedy and McKynlee Libner, Easton Smilden, and Kyle and Courtney Hochstedler; parents, John and Patricia Hasslen; siblings, Joe (fiancé, Darci) Hasslen, Tim (Kristi) Hasslen, Mandy (David) Hasslen-Gartner, and Melissa (Tamer) Selim; and many other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences for the family may be directed to www.thepetersonchapel.com.