Lucinda Jo “Cindy” Flogstad
Apr 12, 1957 – May 6, 2017
Lucinda Jo “Cindy” Flogstad, age 60, entered eternal life on May 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, S. Clair Flogstad; sister, Patricia Flogstad; brother, Christopher Flogstad. She is survived by her mother, Marilyn Flogstad; son, Matthew Flogstad; daughter, Mary Flogstad (fiancé, Joey); sisters, Jeanie Donnelly (Todd) and Ruth Wilkinson (Terry); brother, Adam Flogstad; sisters-in-law, Jane Gottsch (Rob) and Liz Eisold (Aaron Eckley); nieces, Mandy Anderson (Mitch) and Grace Flogstad; nephews: Dr. Bill Jacobsen (Sana), Brady Jacobsen, Patrick Donnelly, Christian Donnelly, and Gage Flogstad; grandnephew, Jaylin Flogstad; aunt, Sharon Weiss; lifelong friend, Janice Cohrs; many beloved cousins, friends, and the Servants of Mary.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 9th from 6:15pm to 7:30 pm at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6905 Blondo, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm at the church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, May 10th at 10:30am, St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment, Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Elkhorn, NE. Memorials will be directed by the family.
Born in Algona, Iowa, Cindy was raised in Omaha and Bennington Nebraska, where she graduated from high school. During the summers of her high school and early college years, she worked at the Stuckey’s Pecan Shoppe located on the interstate near Des Moines, Iowa. The store was managed by her Aunt Sharon and Uncle Don Weiss, and helped by their two daughters, Sally and Sandy. Cindy enjoyed these summers—her “favorite job ever.”
Cindy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Music and graduated magna cum laude from College of St Mary in Omaha. She taught vocal music at Cedar Rapids Public Schools in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, and at St Robert Bellarmine School in Omaha.
Cindy worked at College of St Mary Library (work study and during the last two summers of her college years), Creighton University Medical Library (circulation), Creighton University Law Library (government documents librarian), MediBadge (office secretary), CBC Temporaries (office administrator), Holy Name Catholic Church (parish secretary and liturgist), Catholic Schools Office (secretary to the Superintendent), and the Servants of Mary (Provincial secretary and publications editor) where she worked for 13 years until her illness in October of 2012.
Over the years, Cindy’s part-time positions included teaching private piano, choir director for Voices of Vianney (St. John Vianney Catholic Church), New Neighbors League Choir (Air Force wives’ group), Alleluia Choir (St. Pius X Catholic Church), and as cantor (Holy Name Catholic Church and St. Pius X Catholic Church).
Her greatest love was raising her two children, Matthew and Mary, the most amazing people she would ever know.
Cindy enjoyed reading, singing, playing the piano, and visiting friends and family. She was grateful for the many friends, family, nurses, and doctors who supported her during her illness, and for those friends and family who inspired her throughout her life.