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Sylvia Ann (Cindy) Olson (Gregoire), 66

Sylvia Ann (Cindy) Olson (Gregoire), age 66, of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2011, unexpectedly at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Cindy Ann Gregoire was born on November 19, 1944, in Grand Forks, ND the daughter of Bert and Effie (Gregoire) Gregoire.  Cindy grew up and attended school at Sacred Heart in East Grand Forks, MN.  She then went on and attended Bemidji State University where she graduated from.  She married Kenneth Olson Jr. at Sacred Heart Church in East Grand Forks, MN on October 22, 1966.  They had two sons, Brian and Steven. She moved to Rapid City, SD then to Memphis, TN, Duluth, MN, and Crookston, MN, before moving back to East Grand Forks, MN in 1976.  Cindy worked for Job Service Workforce in East Grand Forks, Crookston, and Park Rapids, MN. She worked for Job Service Workforce for a total of 27 years before retiring in October 2003. Cindy enjoyed spending time at both Potato and Maple Lake with her children, grandchildren, family, and friends. She also enjoyed traveling, reading, and attending her grandchildrens activities. She also loved long drives in her red convertible, and especially loved spending time with her family on holidays. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Cindy is preceded in death by her son Brian, her father Bert Gregoire, her brother Lyle Gregoire, and her sister-in-law Ethyl Gregoire (Lloyd).

Family members who survive Cindy include her son Steven (Rhonda) Olson of East Grand Forks, MN; grandchildren, Karissa, Matthew, and Jacob Olson; mother, Effie Gregoire of East Grand Forks, MN; 3 brothers, Lloyd Gregoire of East Grand Forks, Jack (Delphine) Gregoire of East Grand Forks, MN, Monte (Betty Jo) Gregoire of Grand Forks, ND and 1 sister Jill (Rod) Devos of Grand Forks, ND, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 Mass of Christian Burial:  11:00 AM on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN

Visitation:  1 Hour before Funeral Service on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church


Interment:  Calvary Cemetery ~ Grand Forks, ND


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Arrangements by Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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