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Lacinda "Cindy" M. Meyman, 54, of Owatonna, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Homestead Hospice House, where she received such wonderful care after courageously fighting a cancerous brain tumor since 2009.

She was born July 15, 1956 in Albert Lea, Minnesota; the daughter of W. Manfred and Shirley (Martin) Jensen. 

A special “thank you” is given to Mike Ryan, Cindy’s very special friend, who moved in to take care of her so she could spend this last year and six months in her own home.

As a baby, she lived by Freeborn, MN and later moved near Hartland. Later, the family moved to rural Ellendale. Cindy attended grade school in Freeborn, Hartland, Geneva, and Ellendale. After graduating from Ellendale High School in 1974, she went on to  graduate from Austin Junior College. She attended Mankato State after which she started working in Owatonna for Federated Insurance Company in June 1977, where she was still employed. On February 6, 1982, Cindy was married to James Meyman at the Clarks Grove Baptist Church. They were later divorced.

She treasured family time with her two children, Robert and Rebecca Meyman. Whenever there was a “get-together,” you could depend on Cindy bringing her “special recipe” of chocolate chip cookies. Cindy loved to dance and because of that, she became acquainted with her very special friend Mike Ryan.

She is survived by her mother, Shirley Jensen of Albert Lea; daughter Rebecca Meyman of Owatonna and son Robert Meyman of Fargo; special friend Mike Ryan of Owatonna; and one grandson Carson James Traut. She is also survived by one sister Sue (Wayne) Vietze of Clarks Grove; four brothers Bruce Jensen of Albert Lea, Tom (Nancy) Jensen of Owatonna, Jeff (Lollie) Jensen of Blaine, and Lyndon Jensen of Rose Creek; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her father, paternal grandparents Wallace (Emyline) Jensen, and maternal grandparents Ernest (Elizabeth) Martin, and an aunt Jean Martin.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home on Sunday May 8, 2011 from 2-5 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday May 9, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna. Reverend John Lestock will officiate. Interment will be in the Clarks Grove Baptist Cemetery in Clarks Grove.

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