Cassandra Minde 1959-2019

Cassandra Minde 1959-2019

Cassandra Jean “Stormy” Minde, 60, of Holton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at her home with family by her side. She fought a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born April 24, 1959 in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Robert Bruce and Ethel Garnet (Gardner) Carl.

Cassandra attended Baxter High School and graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1977. In 2017, she graduated from Highland Community College with an associate’s degree. 

She lived in the Holton community since 1991 and had a daycare in her home from 1991-2017. Cassandra was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Topeka. 

She married Dale Minde on Aug. 4, 1979 in Baxter, Iowa; they celebrated more than 40 years of marriage.

Cassandra was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ethel Carl; and a sister, Patricia Holtsclaw.

Survivors include her husband, Dale, of the home; four children, Zeb Minde of Bloomington, Ill., Daniel Minde of Liberal, Aaron Minde (Tara) of Holton and Cheyanne Huls (Jeremy) of Yorktown, Va.; the fifth children and the Nana children know who they are; two sisters, Pam Dennis of Des Moines, Iowa, and Barbara Huffaker of Laurel, Iowa; a brother, Bruce Carl (Margaret) of North Pole, Alaska; and four grandchildren, Kaleb, Harmoni, Lorali and Adalie. 

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Topeka. Family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.

The family requests no flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Hope Lodge of Kansas City or Peace Comfort Dogs, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit


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Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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