Cynthia Ann Olson Lynch Peters (April 26, 1948 — Feb 24, 2019) was born in Minneapolis, to Wendell Luverne Olson and Ione Meyers.
She attended Washburn High School and took some college credits at the University of Minnesota, where she studied Spanish. She married Matthias Anthony Lynch in 1967, and together they worked at Northwest Airlines for many years. They divorced in 1978. She and their two children then moved to Lake City, the hometown of her parents. They formed a new family with Hans Peters the following year. She worked as a travel agent, a real estate agent, and part of Hans Peters Construction over the years. She and Hans were finally able to marry in 1997. He passed away in 2004. After his death, she spent her time as the owner of Stitches in Time, an online shop specializing in antique treadle sewing machines and the parts needed to run them. She created a strong online presence and will be missed by her quilting and sewing machine friends, most of whom she never met in person, all over the world.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Ione Anna Olson; brother, Peter Meyer Olson; and husband, Hans Joachim Peters.
She is survived by her loving father, Wendell Olson of Lake City; son, Patrick Lynch (Diane); daughter, Lanica Klein (Brad); twin grandsons, Micah and Noah Klein; her “foster” son, Troy (Deb) Duryee of Hammond; and her first husband, Tony Lynch of Minneapolis; as well as his sisters, Ann and Mary, whom she never divorced. She was also close with many cousins and “shirt-tail” cousins around the Lake City area.
Due to inclement winter weather, a mMemorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at First Lutheran Church in Lake City, with the Rev. Tim Ehling officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, www.parkinson.org.
Online condolences may be placed at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.