Cynthia L. Giese

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Cynthia Louise (Jobgen) Giese gained her angel wings April 16th, 2020 due to complications during surgery for lung cancer. She attained the age of 65 years. She was born September 11th, 1954 in Kadoka, SD to Charles Joseph and Lilah Mae (Williams) Jobgen.  She was baptized November 14th, 1954 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Phillip, SD.  She attended school through 5th grade at Harding Grove in Milesville, SD.  Then the family moved to Minnesota and took up dairy farming. Her dad passed away 15 months after the move. Cindy helped her younger brothers with milking and other chores before getting on the bus and after school.  This is where her passion grew for cows. She graduated high school from Appleton, MN.      


She was united in marriage to Ronald Kenneth Giese June 30, 1971 at St. Johns Moyer Church by pastor Natzke. To this union 4 daughters were born. Ron joined the army and the family lived in Fairbanks, Alaska and Colorado Springs, Colorado. After completing his enlistment the family settled back in Holloway, MN where they had a small hobby farm, until 1982 when the family built a house in Benson, MN where they currently reside.


Cindy carried out many jobs over the years.  She was a cook at 3 cafe’s (Viking, Sandy’s, & Delmonico). She was a school bus driver for 20 years at Benson Public Schools. Her other occupations included EMT in Benson, New Beginnings, and CCA Prairie Correctional Facility.


She was a woman of many talents.  Her greatest passion was painting with her mother Lilah Mae.  Some of her other talents included crocheting, cross stitch, sewing, embroidering, baking, puzzles, gardening, ancestry, and organizing many family gatherings. Most of all Cindy enjoyed spending time with family, dedicating many hours to her grandkids events, and visiting with friends.


Cindy was survived by her husband Ron of 48 years. Their daughters: Jennifer (Robert) Hammerschmidt, of Benson, Jacqueline (Scott) Barrett of DeGraff, Elizabeth (Michael) Broich of Montevideo, and Rebecca (Mike) Burns of Webster, SD.  Cindy’s mother and step-father Lilah Mae & Arlie Gades. Her siblings: Charlotte (Jim) Sayre, Charles Jobgen Jr, Dennis (Amy) Jobgen, Marilyn (Donald) Larsen, Julie (Dewey) Palm, Michael (Brenda) Jobgen. Step-sisters: Kay (John) Silega, Kris (Steve) Hallis, Clair Gades, and Karen Gades. 13 grandchildren: Nichole, Natasha, Kelsey, Cody, Danielle, Brandon, Jordan, Staci, Cathi, Dani, Zach, Xavery, Courtney, and Jase. 8 great-grandchildren: Christopher, Tatum, Kaylee, Alexis, Avery, Ramsey, Buckley, Ambrey, and many other relatives and friends. 


She was preceded in death by her father Charles Jobgen Sr. Her brother-in-law Kevin Giese, mother-in-law Eunice Giese, father-in-law Kenneth Giese, granddaughter Stacy Hammerschmidt and grandson Joseph Burns.


Blessed be the memory of Cynthia Louise Giese. There will be a celebration of life at a later date due to COVID 19. 


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