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Cynthia "Cindy" Heald

July 6, 1943 — November 22, 2020

Battle Lake

Cynthia Diann (Cindy) Heald, 77, of Battle Lake died Sunday, November 22, 2020 at The Good Samaritan Society in Battle Lake.

Born July 6, 1943 to Robert and Doris (Frederickson) Anderson in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Cindy was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Brown’s Valley and graduated from Brown’s Valley High School. On June 24, 1961 she married and started her life with Gerald Heald at Zion Lutheran Church in Brown’s Valley.

Anyone who knew Cindy knew of her love for her husband and her family. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life.

Shortly after they were married Gerry and Cindy started their family and moved to Dilworth Minnesota.

In June 1970 Gerry and Cindy moved to Underwood, Minnesota to farm with Gerry’s parents (Lyle and Virginia) Heald and raise their four children.  Soon after Cindy took a job with the JC Penney company in Fergus Falls and worked there for 22 and a half years. In 2003 they moved to Battle Lake. Never one to be idle Cindy kept busy and managed the Battle Lake Express and after retirement worked for Seip Drug in Battle Lake.  Cindy was also known for her love of people and her sense of humor. She and her smile and wit will be greatly missed.

Preceding her in her death were her parents Robert and Doris Anderson, brothers Michael and Clifford Anderson, son Gary Heald, granddaughter Anna Heidinger, father and mother-in-law, Lyle and Virginia Heald, also brothers-in-law Lowell Bjorgaard and Duane Larson.

She is survived by husband Gerald of Battle lake; children Ara “Gigi” (Bobbie) Adams of Hopkins, South Carolina, Brenda (Mark) Hildebrand of Battle lake, Debrah (Al) Lundquist of Battle Lake; grandchildren Meggie (Ed) Ritz of Truman Minnesota, Matt Heald of Mankato, Minnesota, Amanda Heald of Saint Peter, Minnesota,  Abigail (Seth) Weight of Wahpeton, Samantha Lundquist of Wahpeton, Melody Lundquist of Battle Lake and Emmie Lundquist of Battle Lake; great grandchildren Amelia Heald, Emma Ritz, Zach Ritz, Olivia Ritz, Hunter Weight, Aiden Hildebrand, and Leanna Weight; Sister Kim (Don) Sykora and a multitude of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Cindy was a member of First Lutheran Church of Battle Lake. A celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Glende-Nilson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Battle Lake is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made online at

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