Cindy Barnard, 70, Luverne, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital.
A funeral service was Monday, July 30, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial followed at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Armour, South Dakota.
Cindy Barnard was born on Feb. 29, 1948, to Burt and Gwen (Palmer) Barnard in Mitchell, South Dakota. She was the eldest of three siblings. During her childhood she moved with her family throughout South Dakota and Minnesota. She graduated in 1966 from Yankton High School in Yankton, South Dakota. She then attended Mount Marty College in Yankton where she received her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Before returning to school for her master’s in nursing, she worked as a public health nurse in various towns. After receiving her master’s degree, she worked as a nursing instructor at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. While at SDSU, Cindy was continuing her career goal of receiving her Doctorate in Nursing. Cindy was an avid intellectual, and after her career as a professor at SDSU, Cindy worked in health care research for a private corporation. Cindy was a passionate nurse who thoroughly enjoyed the interaction she had with her students and patients.
Cindy was actively involved in P.E.O., bridge club, Bible study, and book club. Cindy was an avid collector and cherished time spent with family, friends, and her beloved poodles. She enjoyed traveling, baking, going to movies, and enjoying a good laugh. She was also known as the family historian.
Cindy is survived by two siblings, Tom Barnard of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Deb (Rick) Ward of Luverne; five nieces and nephews, Tiffany (Derek) Maher, Ashley (Preston) McIntyre, Amanda Ward, Allison (David) Roemen, and Tommy Ward; five great-nieces and great-nephews, Skyler, Ava, Bryton, Ace, and Tanner; and several cousins
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gwen and Burt Barnard; her grandparents, May and Edward Palmer and Iola and Thomas Barnard; and several aunts and uncles.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.