Cindy K. Johnson, 61, Valley Springs, died Saturday, November 21, 2015, at home, surrounded by her family. Family Visitation will be 5-7pm, Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a short Prayer Service at 7pm. Funeral Services will be 10:30am, Wednesday, November 25, at Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church, Brandon. Interment will follow at Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls. Condolences may be left at Heartland Funeral Home.
Cynthia Kay Kriz was born on May 15, 1954 in Tyndall, SD, to Roy Harvey Kriz and Helen Luella (Hahn) Kriz. She entered the Kingdom of God through Holy Baptism on May 30, 1954, at St John’s Lutheran Church in Tyndall, SD. She was confirmed at Memorial Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD, on June 9, 1968. Her Confirmation Bible verse was 1 John 2:17, “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”
Cindy attended both Bumbas Elementary and Vellek Elementary in rural Bon Homme County in South Dakota. She attended Edison Middle School in Sioux Falls, SD and graduated from Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, SD, in 1972. She graduated from Nettleton College, in Sioux Falls, SD.
On April 12, 1980, Cindy was united in marriage to Rick Eugene Johnson at Memorial Lutheran Church, in Sioux Falls, SD. This union was blessed with 4 children; Cody Jerome, Sarah Kay, Tyler Jerome and Alex Jerome.
She worked for over 30 years at Thurman, Comes, Foley & Co. LLP as a book keeper. During her career, she also worked at the Holiday Inn City Centre, an Answering Service, Pollard International and Crystal Ice Concessions.
In her spare time, Cindy enjoyed working with ceramics, bowling, riding horses and fishing. She participated in the Bridles N Britches 4-H club. Cindy joined Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church in Brandon, SD in November, 1997.
Cindy will be deeply missed by her husband, Rick; three children, Sarah (Jake Wheeler) Johnson, Valley Springs, Tyler and Alex Johnson, Valley Springs; granddaughter, Lexie; parents, Roy and Helen Kriz ,Sioux Falls; two siblings, Roger (Leanne) Kriz, Sioux Falls and Karen (Michael) Beyer, Valley Springs; mother-in-law, Jan Johnson, Garretson; sisters-in-law, Darcia (Dan) Hansen, Jasper, MN, Laurie (Glen) Johnson-Newell, Lincoln, NE, Jodie (Mark Dorn) Ahlers, Luverne, MN, Jennifer (Ron) Rouse, Lincoln, NE, Amie (Randy) Hemmer, Dell Rapids, SD, and many extended family.
She was preceded by her son, Cody Johnson; father-in-law, Donald Johnson; grandparents, Helen and Henry Hahn and Emma and Albert Kriz; aunt and uncle, Ruby and Donald Kriz; and great nephew, Tayden Grohs.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests memorials be made to any breast cancer research association.