Cynthia A. Kragt

Age 65, of Okemos, passed away peacefully at her home, December 8, 2012.  She was born July 8, 1947, in Zanesville, OH, to Robert and Grace McQueen.  Cindy retired from Holt Public Schools after nearly 30 years of dedicated service.  She was an active member of River Terrace Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David in 1997, and her parents.  Surviving are:  son, Stephen Kragt of Holt; daughters, Christine (Robert) Stein of Grosse Pointe Woods and Kara (Jason) Riemersma of Spring Lake; 4 granddaughters, Nicole and Julia Stein and Katherine and Emily Riemersma; brother, Robert (Judy) McQueen; many special nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by companion and friend, John Mitchell.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2012, at River Terrace Church, 1509 River Terrace Drive, East Lansing, with Pastor Delianne Koops officiating.  Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, and one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Friday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to River Terrace Church or Peckham Community Partnership Foundation in memory of Cynthia Kragt.

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Sean and Gwen Moeggenborg
December 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Our love and prayers to Stephen, Christy & Kara and all their loved ones. Memories and kindnesses of Cindy are cherished, and forever…Blessings.

Pam Shewchuck
December 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Christy, Stephen & Kara,
I am so very sorry to learn of your Mom’s death. She was always incredibly kind and generous to me. I loved her laugh; and always felt at home talking to her about her life’s work. She was one of those rare individuals who seemed to find her true calling. It was evident that she loved being your Mother. It is my hope that your grief will be eased in the fond memories you have of your time spent with her. Wishing you and your families Godspeed.

Jason & Erica Meyer
December 12, 2012 at 11:13 am


We were extremely saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. We wish you and your family comfort as our hearts go out to you in your times of sorrow.

Robert McQueen
December 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Christy, Steven and Kara

Your mom was very proud of all of you and worshiped the ground you walked on. As a brother, Cynthia, and I were not close, but there was a loving bond that always was there in our thoughts and prayers. There are are fond memories along the path of our lives, which will always be forever remembered. The last time we were together, last September, we were on our boat trip up to Port Huron and St. Clair for lunch. To actually experience a boat ride out into Lake Huron and looking up as we motored under the Blue Water Bridge “made her day”. It was great to see the look on her face as she experienced the beauty of the day.

Cynthia, I know you are a better place now, by the way say hello to Dave for me. You will be missed and are leaving a hole in my heart, but on the other hand knowing that someday we’ll be together again.

May you rest in heaven.

Your Brother, Bob

Karyn Yufenu
December 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Christine, I am saddened about your mom’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Laurie (Reurink) Mwakanandi
December 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Christy, Stephen and Kara,

We so very saddened and shocked to hear of your mom’s passing. Your mom has always been a true friend to our family. When going through the sudden passing of our own mother to a brain anuerysm and then the illness and death of our father she was a steadfast supporter, friend, help, listener, errand runner…whatever was needed by the family or by our dad she was there. She faithfully called our dad every other day to check in with him and if she could not talk to him she called either myself or my brother John. She was a long time friend along with your dad of our family. Her love of life, and of her family and the love which she extended so unselfishly to us will be remembered and missed.
You are all three in our prayers and thoughts as you progress through this tough loss. Remember that she loved you all sooooo very much!! Spend time on the happy memories and please call us if you need anything at all. We love you! Cowen & Laurie (Reurink) Mwakanandi

John T. Reurink
December 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Christy, Stephen and Kara my thoughts are with you. Michelle and I were just thinking about Cindy and hoping to see her over the holiday. She was absolutely a God-send to the Reurink kids last year when mom passed and this year when dad passed.

I still treasure the times I convinced Dave, Cindy and my parents to let us skip Sunday school and go out to coffee with them after the service. Better not tell Clay Liibolt.

Take care of yourselves and know I’ll always think of that sparkle in my Aunt Cindy’s eyes.

Amanda Robertson(mandy)
December 13, 2012 at 8:07 am

i am so very sorry for your loss,my prayers go out for the 3 of you,aunt cindy was a wonderful mother,grandmother,friend and aunt to myself and brother and sister..she was there for us as we lost our mom and dad,she extended herself so much to help and make sure we all were making it thru.think of the special memories always.i sure have alot of the 3 of us when we were kids and i will cherish them always and of aunt cindy n uncle dave i loved them like parents and always will,i love the 3 of you guys still and always will,if any of you need anything or would like to talk dont hesitate,231-803-4114..

Ginnie (Schalter) Perry
December 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Christy, Steven and Kara – I am so very sorry. Your mom was a godsend to me and Ty, and all of you were his “other family.” Cindy’s amazing generosity of spirit and love are indelibly etched in my heart. She was a true blessing, not just to us but to so many whose lives she touched. It is hard to believe she is gone so soon, and I know you will miss her dearly. My love and prayers to all of you and your families.


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