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Cindy Seger - January 11, 2012

Cindy Seger died at her home in Haxtun on Jan. 11, 2012 at the age of 57 after a 13-year battle against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She was born Cynthia Kay Hardy on April 3, 1954 in Denver to Alvin and Ethel (Kregar) Hardy.

She was baptized into the Christian faith on April 18, 1954 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Denver. She moved to a farm in Arriba at the age of 7. Growing up she had an extreme love for animals, especially horses, and participated in many 4-H activities.

She graduated from Arriba High School in 1972. She went on to pursue a dietetics degree at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. It was there that she met her husband, Lynn Seger, at the Lutheran Campus Chapel and that’s where love began. Following her graduation from CSU, they were married June 12, 1976 in Arriba. She moved to Haxtun and began her married life as a farm wife.

In the fall of 1976, she became one of the first employees of the new Haxtun Family Medicine Center. She worked there for 24 years as receptionist and bookkeeper. Concurrently she continued as a busy farm wife and raised three wonderful children.

After retiring from the medical center, she started a home-based printing and internet sales business. During her time in Haxtun she served faithfully at Immanuel Lutheran Church as a Sunday School teacher, Ladies Aid member and pianist. She was also very dynamic in the community as a willing volunteer and strong supporter for community activities and education in the Haxtun school system.

As a mother and wife, she guided her family with her compassion and instilled family values of faith, love and understanding by instruction and example. She enjoyed helping on the farm, stimulated creative thinking in her children and served as a wonderful role model for all. She especially enjoyed family fishing trips to the mountains in the summer and family Thanksgiving getaways all over the States.

In recent years she had developed close bonds with her older grandchildren Macie and Dakota and enjoyed watching them grow and blossom. Throughout multiple rounds of chemo and a stem cell transplant in the last year, she has been blessed with two new grandchildren, Peyton and Vera ,who, in spite of their infancy, have developed a bond with their grandma too. Her grace and peaceful spirit will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

She is preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Lyle Gourley; father-in-law, Lester Seger; and infant brother, Larry Hardy.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Lynn; son, Paul Seger and wife Amy of Atkinson, Neb.; daughter, Kay Wolever and husband Mike of Juniata, Neb.; daughter, Kendra Biesemeier and husband Regan of Sedgwick; grandchildren, Vera Seger, Macie and Dakota Wolever and Peyton Biesemeier; mother-in-law, Arlene Harms and husband Harry of Fleming; step-sister, Judy Cary and husband Richard of Lenoir, N.C.; aunt, Edna Robinson of Lakin, Kan.; aunt, Lila May and husband Doug of Socorro, N.M.; uncle, Jim Welton of Walker, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a myriad of friends.

The funeral service was held Jan. 16 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Haxtun with Pastor Dave Loeschke officiating. Interment followed in the Haxtun Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Haxtun or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Gerk Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.