Colleen Rose Hindman, 82 of Cedar Rapids passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 23 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Father Ivan Nienhaus will officiate. Burial St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 22 at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel from 4-7:00 p.m. with a rosary recited at 4:00 p.m.
Survivors include her nine children Lee Hindman, Merritt Island, FL, Laurie (Duane) Saari, De Soto, MO, Cheryl Hindman, Allen, TX, Don Hindman, Melbourne, FL, John (Melanie) Hindman, Rock Hill, SC, Kris (Bill) Sexton, Ankeny, IA, Nick Hindman, Sri Lanka, Mark (Mimi) Hindman, Minneapolis, MN, Mike (Megan) Hindman, Palo, IA, and her sister Carol Joanne Rickord, Alexandria, VA. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Colleen was preceded in death by her husband Leon (Lee), their son Matthew Jay Hindman and daughter Anne Mildred Hindman, parents John & Iva Thibodeau and brother, John Thibodeau.
Colleen was born on March 7, 1937 in Sioux City, IA, daughter of John & Iva Thibodeau. She graduated from Heelan High School in 1955 and married Lee Hindman on February 1, 1956. Lee and Colleen relocated from Sioux City to Wichita, KS for 3 years then to St. Louis for a year, finally settling into Cedar Rapids in 1960 where they established roots and raised their family.
Colleen was a dedicated wife and mother. As a homemaker she had a hot meal on the table every night and plenty of fun and laughter could be heard from the Hindman "house on the hill". She always had a band-aid for everything from a skinned knee to a broken heart. When the Hindman nest was empty, Colleen enjoyed friendships, daily walks on her favorite trail, Silver Sneakers fitness group at the local gym, road trips near or far and watching Judge Judy at 2 p.m. Being the forever caregiver, she was always available for her children to provide love and support and to so many others in her life. She had many wonderful friends and enjoyed playing an afternoon game of cards and an occasional game of Bingo at church in the evenings.
In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations to Orphan Sponsorship International (OSI) www.orphansponsorship.org or Mercy Foundation-Hospice of Mercy 701 10th St. SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403.