Cindy Lorraine Aartsen (nee Ryan)
Oct. 16, 1962
Feb. 2, 2017

Cindy Lorraine Aartsen (nee Ryan)Cindy Lorraine Aartsen (nee Ryan), 54, adored wife, mother and grandmother, of Lake Mills, was called to her heavenly home on February 2, 2017, following a valiant battle with cancer. Cindy was born on October 16, 1962, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Lois and the late Thomas Ryan.

Cindy resided in Oconomowoc for much of her early years and is a graduate of Oconomowoc High School Class of 1980 and Waukesha County Technical College.

Cindy was exceptional in her ability to see the good in others, foster meaningful relationships, and to bring people together. Her personality was nothing short of vibrant, drawing out the best in all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Cindy loved deeply, lived hard, and laughed often she wished nothing more than for those around her to do the same.

Cindy is survived by her loving husband, Todd Aartsen; her mother, Lois Ryan; her children, Michelle (Rich Vertanen), Nicole Young (Colin Mahoney) and Brian Hehn; siblings, Robert (Sue) and Ronald (Jody) Ryan; and granddaughters, Arabella and Sadie.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Cindy will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 346 W. Pine St., Lake Mills, on Friday, February 10, at 11 a.m.

The family requests that monetary donations be made in Cindy’s memory to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Claussen Funeral Home is serving the family. Call 920648-2514 or visit online at for more information.