Cindy Braaflat

May 14, 1956-July 7, 2019

Cindy Braaflat, 63, of

Minot passed away on

Sunday, July 7, 2019 fol-

lowing a courageous

3-year battle with breast

cancer. Her loving family

was at her side.

Cynthia Sue “Cindy”

Braaflat was born on May

14, 1956 in Minot to

Morris and Nonie (Bjur-

quist) Nielsen. She was

raised on a farm northeast

of Plaza and graduated

from Plaza High School in

1974. She continued her

education at Williston

Junior College and Moor-

head State College prior to

graduating from Iowa

State University in 1980

with a degree in elementa-ry education.

Cindy married her high

school sweetheart, Carter

Braaflat, on October 4th,

1975 at Plaza Lutheran

Church. They made their

home in Minot where she

was employed as a

Teacher’s Aide and Title

One reading teacher at

Jefferson and Sunnyside

Elementary Schools in

Minot. She retired in


Cindy was a member

and deacon at Corner-

stone Presbyterian Church

in Minot and a member of

the state and national

education associations.

She especially enjoyed

flower gardening, bird

watching (especially hum-

mingbirds), reading, jour-

naling, Bible studies, and

spending time with her

cat Marlene. That being

said, her passion was her

family. In the last twelve

years, her greatest joy was

her grandchildren. She

loved baking cookies with

the kids and telling them

bedtime stories. The

grandkids knew they

could always count on

grandma to sneak them a

treat, even if their dinner

wasn’t finished. She

shared their love for


Cindy’s loving family

includes: her husband of

43 years: Carter; children:

Tyler (Nessa) Braaflat and

Emily (Matt) Klein all of

Phoenix AZ and Annie

(Paul) Steen of Minot;

grandchildren: Tate and

Jack Braaflat and Easton

and Ellie (Travis) Kitz-

man; mother: Winona

“Nonie” Nielsen of Minot,

sisters: Jayme (Chuck) Fri-

tel of Hazen and Jodi

(Bruce) Underdahl of Pla-

za; in-laws: Craig (Joy)

Braaflat and Curt (Tam-

my) Braaflat all of Plaza

and Carmel (Lee) Wieland

and Carmen (Eddie)

Wheeling all of Minot and

numerous, nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Cindy was preceded in

death by: her father:

Morris Nielsen and

in-laws: DuWayne and

Doris Braaflat.

Celebration of the Life

of Cindy Braaflat: Friday,

July 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

in Cornerstone Presbyteri-an Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Thursday

from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00

p.m. in Thomas Family

Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials are preferred

to The National Children’s

Cancer Society

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