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October 18, 1974 – Friday, October 23, 2009

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel – Buffalo
Tuesday, October 27th

Visitation Information

Cynthia “Sid” Egan, age 35 of Buffalo, MN, died Friday, October 23, 2009 at Buffalo Hospital.
Cynthia Raye Wellman was born on October 18, 1974 to Bill and Carol (Balo) Wellman in Brookings, SD. A Class of ‘93 graduate of Rutland High School, Cindy earned her bachelor’s degree from University of South Dakota. She earned her master’s degree in Social Work from the College of Saint Catherine. For the past 7 years, Cindy has been a hospice social worker at Fairview Home and Hospice. On November 15, 1997, Cynthia married Patrick Egan at United Methodist Church in Corcoran, whom she’d met while working at ValleyFair Amusement Park. Sid loved to ride motorcycles with Pat on the Harley bikes they dubbed “Harley” and “Davy”. She also enjoyed riding snowmobiles and being with their sheltie, Buddy, friends and family.

Cynthia is survived by: husband, Pat; parents, Bill & Carol Wellman of Colman, SD; brothers, Terry (Rhonda) of Wallace, SD, Tim of Brookings, SD, and Troy (Chris) of Flandreau, SD; parents-in-law, Michele and Gary Stevenson of Rockford, MN; many other relatives including nieces and nephews: Meranda, Dustin, Darin, Megan, Clay, and Angela and Joshua; great niece, Nevaeh; and great nephews, Dylan and Conner; and friends including Michelle Brandes and her children: Austin, Sid “Sasqwatch”, and Clair. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

A local memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 2 PM at The Peterson Chapel – Buffalo with Reverend Dale Swan officiating. Family will be present at the funeral home 3-8 PM Monday with a prayer service at 8:00 PM. Visitation resumes one hour before the memorial service. In lieu of plants and flowers, donations are preferred to: Fairview Hospice or Allina Heart Safe Communities.

A second memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 31 at 1:30 P.M. at the Flandreau Bible Church located at 300 East Second Avenue in Flandreau, S.D. In lieu of plants and flowers, donations are preferred to: Wellman Memorial Society for perpetual care of the Wellman Church site.

59 Guestbook Entries

  1. Ann Sarutzki & James Tucker

    Pat and the Wellman-Egan Family,
    I still cannot believe Sid is gone, my heart is filled with so much sadness right now. She truly touched everyone’s life with laughter and numerous memories that will last forever! I know my life changed the instance I met her 16 years ago, we have had many hours of tears, laughter and made so many lasting memories. Sid, I feel so lucky to have been a part of your life. Words just cannot express my thoughts and feelings. You will truly be missed, but NEVER forgotten dearest Sid!! My deepest sympathies go out to you Pat, Carol, Bill, Troy, Terry and Tim.

  2. Allison Gillespie

    Sid was truly a wonderful, charismatic and loving person. Her laugh, her smile, her wit, and her loving nature will be missed. She will always carry a special place in my heart.

  3. Ann Remington

    Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers in this time of loss. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. The Remington’s.

  4. Rev Stan and Lonnie Gruneich

    May your family find God’s peace in this time of sadness. Our prayers are with your family.
    Stan & Lonnie

  5. Dale and Arleen Weerheim

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Cindy. Your family is in our hearts and prayers.

  6. Lori Keith

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in our prayers.

  7. Darla Dragseth Erikson

    I want to express my deepest sympathies to the family. I was a classmate of Cindy’s at Rutland. She always brought smiles and laughter. She was amusing. We shared a lot of great times together. I’m glad God blessed us with memories. I’ve been thinking constantly of Cindy these past days and feel blessed because the Lord has brought to mind several good times with Cindy that I haven’t thought of in years. Her smile filled the room. May her memory be blessed. May you all be comforted by The Comforter. May Jesus be your All in All. We are praying for you –

  8. Angela Thompson, Megan, Austin & Tucker Powell

    Cindy was a very special lady. She touched people in ways that others couldn’t. She always had a beautiful smile on her face as we are sure she has her smile now. Bill, Carol, boys and your families; if you need ANYTHING, please feel free to let us know. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  9. Wayne and Janel Nusviken

    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. Sympathy to you all at this time of loss…wife, daughter, sister and friend.

  10. Lisa Eggebraaten DeGroot

    I am sorry to hear about Cindy’s passing. I remember her always with a smile on her face at school (Rutland) and she will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you all during this very difficult time.

  11. Holly Randall

    To Pat and family,
    There is a lot of sadness and sorrow in my heart right now. My prayers for all of you right now. Cindy was an unbelievable person. She was so tender, compassionate and very very funny. A beautiful woman. She was excellent at her job as a social worker in hospice. She radiated strength, patience and compassion with pts and families. She was a wonderful co-worker, I loved to work with her. She often talked about you Pat, her sheltie, the harleys and the snowmobiles. I believe she lived life to its fullest. I loved her and will truly miss her. Again my thoughts and prayers for you all.

  12. Lisa McDowell

    You have my deepest sympathy. Cindi was such a special lady.

  13. Theresa Plott

    To the family,
    I am so very sorry and saddened for your loss. I have many great memories of growing up with Cindy at the Colman church. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  14. Charity Zuraff Waldner

    Cindy had worked for my parents in High School at the truckstop. We had a lot of fun (probably to much while working!) and a lot of laughs! I enjoyed hanging out with her, everyone liked Cindy! I’m sorry that we lost contact with each other and I’m sorry for your loss. Cindy had to have been one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known!

  15. Jim and Sara Connell

    Pat & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Working with Cindy at Valleyfair was always so much fun. She had a great sense of humor and was always making people laugh. Our hearts go out to you Pat. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sara, Jamma, Riley and Aiden

  16. Kelly 'Stillman' Rogers

    Pat and family, I can’t even express how sorry I am to hear about Cindy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you in this very difficult time.

  17. Amy Jenkins

    I am deeply sadden by losing Cindy, she is a wonderful woman. Her family is in my thoughts.

  18. Stephanie Tkach, FV Hospice Social Worker

    I’m am so truly sad about the loss of Cindy. I always admired her sweet, kind, and competent nature. It doesn’t make sense to me… She was one of those people that I was really proud to know. I knew that when I saw her at work, on Mondays or Fridays, I would be greeted with a smile, a twinkle of the eye, and a kind word. She made it easy to love her and appreciate her, always…

  19. Jerry & Julie Gehrels

    Bill, Carol and family ~ Of course your hearts are heavy right now from Cindy’s sudden passing. Lean on each other but especially lean on our Lord and He will get you through this difficult time. I talked with Cindy a few years ago and like many, I think of her terrific smile. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to each of you. The Jerry Gehrels Family

  20. Kathy Sykora

    Pat and family
    All of my Valleyfair memories include Cindy. We survived the jumpsuits together (barely), we shared Assistant Group Lead because neither one of us wanted to be Group Lead, spent an evening in the park after dark, we drove to Cedar Point on our DAY off, we laughed at all the people we saw through the gates and shared lots of inside jokes, spent many hours confined in a tiny building, enjoyed the RV trip to WoF, we got 2 tattoos together (I told her I will just HAVE to remember her forever since I got ink on my body as proof) and planned our weddings together in the sups booth. Those VF years I treasure so much. I feel lucky to have known her. She truly was a gem.

  21. Tami Kulhavy

    No words can express the sadness I felt when I heard of Cindy’s passing. I remember all the great times we had growing up together and spending Sunday’s together at Grandma and Grandpa’s for lunch after church and playing games. I cry tears of sadness and joy with her being gone but being with the Lord. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. You are all in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. Love always~Tami

  22. Jason and Anna Heppler

    Carol and family , we are so sorry to hear about Cynthia. Please know we are praying for you. Godbless, Jason and Anna Heppler

  23. Mike Egan


    It has been years since we have seen each other but I often think of you and wonder what became of you. I was very sad to see that your wife had passed away. Wendy and my thoughts are with you and you are in our prayers.

    Mike Egan

  24. Heath & Jessica Brouwer

    We’re so sorry to hear about the loss off Cindy—our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time!
    Heath and Jessica Brouwer
    Friends of Cindy back from our USD days

  25. Randy&Gwen Tipton

    Pat and Wellman Family: I still remember being in the wedding! That was awesome! I was also from those VF years and we had some great times together! Please know that Cindy made lots of people laugh! Remember the piano bar and the chicken dance that she won!! Taken to soon for sure! Please accepct our condolences from the Tipton’s in TN Randy,Gwen,Kaila,Cody,Jade

  26. Tami Kulhavy

    Words cannot explain the sadness I felt when I heard of Cindy’s passing. You are all dear friends and I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the great times we had at church, sunday school, trick or treating for UNICEF and Sunday lunch at Grandma and Grandpa Wellman’s. I haven’t connected with Cindy for quite a few years, but know that she was always in my heart. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. With much love~Tami

  27. Gary K. Lee (third cousin)

    What a shock to learn of her passing. My deepest sympathy to all in the family. You are in my prayers.

  28. Jeanne Olds

    Our prayers go out to your family during this very difficult time. As Cindy’s Manager at Fairview Home Care and Hospice, I would like to share she was energetic, passionate and sincere about her job and in the way she provided services to our patients. All of her coworkers loved her for she brought professionalism, laughter and her own special personality to each and every one of us.

  29. Heather Osborne

    Pat, I am heartbroken to hear that you have lost Sid. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your entire family. Please take care.

  30. Laurie Miller

    Pat, So sorry to hear of your loss. You’ll be in my prayers!!


  31. Chris and Amy Morrison

    Oh Pat, We’re really sorry for you Buddy. I’m sure this isn’t easy, but please know that you have a lot of friends who love you, and are praying for you earnestly.

    God’s peace to you. We think the world of Cindy. – Chris and Amy Morrison

  32. Amy Riedel Miles

    To the entire Wellman family & Pat Egan and family:
    Words can’t express how sorry I am to hear about the loss of Cindy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  33. Tammy Marroquin-Story

    I am so deeply sadden by Cindys passing. It was a total shock to me. I worked with Cindy at Courage Center. She taught me alot. She was one of the nicest People I meet. I know that Cindy will watch over all of us as we over come this sad time in our lives. God Bless to the Family. Tammy.

  34. Laurie Gahm

    Dear Pat and family,
    I am so sad for you. I didn’t know Cynthia, but it looks like she was a joy to know. May God comfort you in this time. Sincerely, Laurie Gahm RN, Princeton ED

  35. Elaine Kilber (Elverud)

    To Cindy’s family I want to send my deepest thoughts and prayers. My family and I live a few miles away from each other growing up and I remember alot of great times playing as friends and scaring our brothers since we were the only girls in the families. She will be greatly missed and she touched many peoples lives.

  36. Paula Reardon-Ahlers

    Pat and Family, I am so sad for you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  37. Shannon & Bob Welch

    I am deeply grieved to hear the news of Cynthia’s death. I cannot imagine the pain you feel right now. Cindy has been the light of your life. Her passing will leave a great void in the hearts of all that have been forunate enough to have known her.
    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    -Shannon & Bob Welch
    (Shannon Welch (Betts), North Amb.-PZM & Bob Welch, North Amb.-Metro)

  38. Coffee Corner Staff in Princeton

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We had the pleasure of knowing Cindy; and her bubbly personality will be greatly missed. She made us laugh everytime she came in to the shop.

  39. Tami Kulhavy

    Words cannot express the sadness I felt when I heard of Cindy’s passing. I will always cherish spending Sunday’s after church at Grandma and Grandpa Wellman’s to enjoy lunch and play. Know that you are all in my prayer’s during this sad time. Please call if you need anything. With deepest sympathy and love~Tami

  40. Megan Wellman

    Cynthia was the most amazing aunt, she was funny, and she loved to laugh, and have a wonderful time. I will miss her everyday and I will never forget the memories we had, and I will NEVER forget her smiling face. Take care everyone..

  41. Cheryl Colton

    You have my deepest sympathy. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.

  42. Shawn and Shelley Fick

    We are sorry to hear about Cindy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We have many good memories from USD.
    Shawn and Shelley Fick

  43. Grant & Dorothy Apgar

    Please accept our sincere condolences with Cindy Rae’s passing. Sorry we couldn’t be there during the memorial services, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  44. Amy Kunkel (Dragseth)

    I went to school with Cindy in Rutland and had many fun times. She was always able to make you smile and always had a smile herself. She was a wonderful person. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers constantly this week. She will be greatly missed, and will always be your guardian angel looking after you. Take care and hold onto the great memories that she brought into our lives. Amy

  45. Andrea Sobieraj

    I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts & prayers are with you! Andrea

  46. Laura Hirt

    I’m so very sorry to hear about your wife. I cannot even begin to imagine the feelings you are experiencing from your loss; I will keep you in my prayers. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family- take care. Laura Hirt

  47. Siobhan Dugan

    Dear Pat,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You are one of the kindest people I know and it sounds as if Sid was as well; I so respect her hospice work and believe the sunniness she brought her patients was meaningful and comforting. I will be making a contribution in memory of Sid to the Fairview Hospice.

    My heart goes out to you and to Sid’s family and friends who are grieving.
    – Siobhan Dugan

  48. Marsha Studer

    Pat & family
    I am saddened to hear of Sid’s death and knowing the loss of her presence in your lives is larger than words can express. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  49. Jack and Paula

    Pat We are so very sorry for your loss. We had some good times at MilleLacs. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  50. Joyce (Oechsle) Walker

    My Thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God Bless Always

  51. Joleen and Danny Asmus

    Bill and Carol, Sorry for your loss of you daughter. May God bless you in your time of sorrow.

  52. Roxanne Ebdrup

    I remember Cindy as being our neighbor growing up and am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember her smile. She always wore one!

  53. Denny and Cheryl Lafrentz

    Bill and Carol, How very sad we are to hear of your loss, just want you to know we will be praying for you and your family at this very sad time.

  54. Laura Diaz G.

    Dear Wellman´s and Pat: wish I could be there and give you all a big hug,I am praying for you all during this difficult moments, be strong. Cindy will live forever in our hearts. Love from Costa Rica.

  55. Todd Wannarka

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Cindy. I was blessed to know her while at USD. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this tough time

  56. Becca Olson Gohl

    I was so sorry to hear about Cindy. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.

  57. Beverly McCuloch

    Cindy’s beauty inside and out has been a gift to all who met her. I pray thet happy memories carry you the emptyness of her loss to the thanksgiving for the gift of her love and the promise to meet again.

  58. Jason Foradory

    MY prayers will be with you and your family.

  59. Jodi (Thompson) Fryer

    My sympathy goes out to you Bill and Carol. My prayers are with you and the family. God Bless


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