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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.

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  1. Tom Weinholzer

    Quick note to all the family. I’m shocked and saddened about Cindy’s passing. Only saw her about once or twice a year these days…but loved her laugh and sense of humor. Always had good conversations with Cindy! She will be sorely missed. I’m keeping you all in my thoughts.

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  2. Martha klein

    My heart is heavy. Cindy and I didn’t need to see each other often or even talk. We always picked up where we left off and stayed dear friends from high school until now. I will miss you my dear friend, we could talk about ANYTHING. I’m glad I forced you to join Nancy and I at our class reunion, everyone was so happy to see you! I wish we could have had one more lunch (I owed you) and one more hug. Rest In Peace my friend, you have earned eternal peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  3. Stephanie (Offutt) Kennedy

    I just heard the news and wanted to reach out and send all my thoughts, prayers and love to you all! I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you all prayers for peace. 🙏🏻

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  4. Karen Kasperkiewicz

    Sorry for the loss of your mom, Lacey!

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  5. Beth Rogers/Mort Cohen

    To Lacy and the Family, I worked with Cindy for years and she was such a great friend. I feel blessed that Cindy and her husband David were such a wonderful part of my life. Cindy will be truly missed…. my condolences

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  6. Brian Miller

    Smilden/Vagle/Hasslen family, I am so saddened by your loss. I always enjoyed our “business” discussions which were 10 minutes of actual business followed by 30 minutes of talking about our kids/her grandkids, sharing pictures and learning about her new hobbies—kayaking, off-roading and, recently, home renovation. She will be greatly missed.

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