Cynthia Ann Borud

June 9, 1937-Oct. 31, 2017

Cynthia Ann “Cindy”

Borud, 80, Minot, former-

ly of Ray, died Tuesday,

October 31, 2017 in a

Minot Hospital.

Cindy was born June 9,

1937 in Williston, North

Dakota, the daughter of

Richard and Anna

(Jorstad) Gronseth. She

was raised and educated

in Ray and graduated

from Ray High School in

1955, where she was

elected the school’s first

Homecoming Queen. She

continued her education

in Omaha, Nebraska

studying telecommunica-

tions. She went to work

for the Federal

Government’s Department

of the Navy, specializing

in Missile technology. She

fondly spoke of the Cher-

ry Blossom Festival held

yearly in Washington D.C.

Cindy returned to North

Dakota and was employed

with Minot Federal Sav-

ings and Loan in Williston

and later Minot. She was

united in marriage to

Floyd Borud on No-

vember 8, 1958 at the Ray

Lutheran Church in Ray,

ND. They made their

home in Minot, where to-

gether they raised their

three children. Cindy was

employed as a bookkeeper

for Jerry’s Standard Ser-

vice Station and as an of-

fice clerk for the Division

of Motor Vehicles.

Cindy was a longtime

member of First Lutheran

Church and the American

Legion Auxiliary, both of

Minot. She enjoyed camp-

ing, crafting, fishing and

spending time with her

grandchildren and great

grandchildren. Her favor-

ite time of the year was

Christmas where she in-

sisted on having a real

Christmas tree every year.

Her loving family in-

cludes, husband of 58

years, Floyd of Minot,

children, Kirk (Annette)

Borud, Minot, Arlyn

Borud, Minot, Vicki (Mar-

ty) Liesener, Ray, ND;

grandchildren, Erin

Borud, Derek (Whitney)

Borud, Emily Borud, Col-

ton Borud, Alexius (Cody)

Knudson, Adrian (Jacob)

Odermann, Adam

Liesener, Alaury Liesener;

great grandchildren, Brin-

ley& McKenna Knudson;

Wyatt, Henry & Emersyn


Cindy was preceded in

death by her parents:

Richard and Anna Gron-

seth, and her sister, Vivi-

an Liesener Nowstrup.

Celebration of Life ser-

vice: Tuesday, November

7, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at First

Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Monday, No-

vember 6th from

3:00-6:00 p.m. at Thomas

Family Funeral Home,


Those wishing to sign

the online memorial regis-

ter or share memories are

invited to use the expres-

sions of sympathy section

at www.thomasfamily