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Cindy Hartje

     Cynthia L. “Cindy” Hartje, 66, of Cavalier, ND passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 at her home. A private service will be held at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, rural St. Thomas, ND. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND.  Social distancing and masks are recommended. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.

     Cindy was born July 17, 1954 at Cavalier, ND to Jacob and Isabel (Mozinski) Dietrich. She grew up in the St. Thomas, ND area and graduated from St. Thomas High School. After attending Lab and X-Ray Tech School in Minneapolis, she returned to the area where she worked at the Cavalier Clinic for 42 years.

     She enjoyed the outdoors, landscaping, gardening, and tending her flower beds. Camping and fishing were other things she enjoyed.

     On July 27, 1974, she married Michael Hartje in Cavalier, ND. He survives as do her sons: Jeremy (Angela) Hartje, Fargo, ND and Chad (Eunhye) Hartje, Bonney Lake, WA; grandchildren: Morgan and Tristan; James and Isabella. Also surviving are her siblings: Margaret (Harvey) Smith, Esther Fisher, Joan (Tom) Eidsvold, Diane (Herb) VanSickle, Robert (Mona) Dietrich, Dennis (Linda) Dietrich; sister-in-law, Mary Dietrich.

    Preceding her in death were her parents, brother, Donald Dietrich and brother-in-law, Robert Fisher.


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Im am so saddened to hear of Cynthias passing. She was one of my first patients that made a really hard day so much better. She told me how much she appreciated me for being patient with her, how much she loved me and how beautiful I was. She thanked me everyday multiple times and I wish I was able to thank her one last time for all the kind words and things she taught me. She was one heck of a women and wish I would have knew her in better instances. Ill truly never forget her. Rest easy Cynthia, my prayers are with your family!

Nurse Nov 4 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Mike and Family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Cindy. She was a kind and loving lady and we were so lucky to have known her. Cindy was so patient with Bob when she did lab calls to the house for Bob. Cindy will be missed by all who knew her. Always loved, never forgotten.

Tamara Wetherall Nov 1 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy for the passing of Cindy. She was one very special lady. She will be your very special Guardian Angel watching over her family . RIP dear Cindy

Ken and Carol Ault Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Cindy. Sincere sympathies to Cindy's family.

Linda and Mike Busse Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

Mike & Family, While celebrating a life well lived we grieve with you all at the loss of such a kind, wonderful and caring lady. Cindy always told me "Don't ever say to me Good-Bye". So I tried always to say see you later, until next time or whatever I could to not say those words. So today I say "We will meet again". May the LORD wrap you in his arms and keep you until then. May all the memories, all the stories and all the hugs bring you all comfort through your sorrow, strength through your sadness and peace in your hearts. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Don & Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

We are saddened by the loss of our good friend and lake neighbor Cindy, we were just talking about the last time we had seen Cindy, Karen, Austin and I were roasting smores over the campfire, Cindy walked over and asked us what we were doing, we told her we were roasting smores, we asked her if she would like one, she said of course! She also shared some of the best baked things and great desserts. With all she had going on in her life she always found the time to stop by for a visit, we will miss her alot.

Dave & Karen Sather Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of Cindy. She was such a sweet, kind and generous person. We loved visiting with her at the lake and were lucky enough to enjoy her amazing baking on numerous occasions. That girl could bake!!! Even though Cindy said she didnt like dogs, our little dog, Coco LOVED Cindy and eventually won Cindy over. Our heartfelt condolences to Mike and the rest of the family.

Karen Sather Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

Mike, I am sorry to hear this , just know you are in my thoughts & prayers.

Judy Johnson Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

Michael and family.... Cindy was a blessing in my life and the lives of others. She was my sunshine on the days I got to see her. May your memories help you thru this difficult time. I will keep you all in my prayers!

Denise Miller Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Cindy. I always enjoyed visiting with her when I would work at the Cavalier clinic. My prayers are with the family during this time.

Phyllis Pearson Anderson Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

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