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Cynthia Lee Andrews
February 28, 1956 ~ December 8, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
Cynthia (Cindy) Lee Andrews, caring and loving grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, went to be with her father, Walter (Pug) McElwaine, and her lord Jesus, on 8 December 2023.
She was born to Walter (Pug) and Jeaninne McElwaine on February 28th, 1956. Shortly after graduating high school, she met John Andrews at Big Falls County Park; and they were married on September 21st, 1979. Together they had two children, Rocky and Rachel.
Cindy loved spending time outdoors fishing, swimming at Big Falls and Riverview, bird watching, caring for, and loving wild animals. These moments outdoors were even more special to her if she was doing it with her brother and sisters, or her children. She was known to have a way with animals, and she even had a couple of wild animals she managed to turn into pets. Most notably, she had a pet duck and chickens. There was one time however she tried getting a little too friendly with a squirrel, but the squirrel wasn't having it. The squirrel jumped from the tree and bit her on top of the head. Off to the hospital Cindy and John went for rabies shots! Despite that, she was gifted with animals. They say some animals, especially dogs, can sense your emotions and intentions. One time when Cindy was very young, her family couldn't find her for hours! Turned out she had been laying in the kennel with her uncle's vicious military dog! Only Cindy would've been able to do that without getting bit. I believe that dog could sense her kind, caring, and loving, heart.
The only other thing she loved more than animals was her family, especially her children. She was the most nurturing, kind, caring, compassionate, Mother on the face of the planet. There wasn't anything her children couldn't tell her, or anything they could do, where she wouldn't remain loving, caring, compassionate, and understanding.
She loved to work and remained doing so until she pretty much physically couldn't. She considered the people she worked with as a second family. Especially all the wonderful folks at Minnesota Wire and Cable, where she formed lifelong friendships with a lot of her co-workers.
Cindy is preceded in death by her father, Walter (Pug) McElwaine and her nephew David McElwaine.
She is survived by her two children, Rocky and Rachel Andrews, her brother Brad McElwaine, her sisters, Karen McElwaine and Roxy Krenz (Kevin), her mother Jeannine McElwaine (Dohse), her grandchildren, Jozlyn, Madison, Caitlyn, Landon, Alison, Lucy, Rosemary, and Logan. Also, many nieces and nephews who adored their Aunt.
A celebration of life will be held for her at post 305 VFW on 12 January 2024, 3pm until 7 pm.
Memorials may be given at the celebration of life. The family wishes to extend our thanks to all the healthcare workers, friends, and family, that have taken great care of her these last few years. We also sincerely thank you all for the love and support. May you remain, safe, happy, and healthy. God Bless you.