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Cynthia A Hutter

Cynthia A Hutter

Cynthia A. Hutter, age 73 of Arkansaw, died Monday, February 5, 2024 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire with her family by her side.

Cindy was born on February 21, 1950 in Deadwood, SD. She was the daughter of Howard and Norma (Hei) Fransen. At a young age, Cindy moved with her family to Durand and graduated from Durand High School. After high school, Cindy spent a year at school in the Twin Cities and then took a job in Eau Claire at Freitag Landscaping. Cindy married Dennis J. Hutter on December 19, 1970 at. St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. After marriage, they lived in Arkansaw where they raised their family. Cindy worked at Erickson’s Grocery Store in Durand for many years before taking a job at Walmart in Menomonie. She worked at Walmart until her retirement.

Cindy enjoyed the simple treasures in life. Spending time with her children and grandchildren, whom she adored. She loved watching the birds from the house and feeding the occasional stray cats that would frequent her front door. Cindy also enjoyed making crafts and baking for her family, treats for the grandchildren.

Cindy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dennis, children Jennifer (Chris) Bates of Durand, Jason of Arkansaw, Julie (Ryan) Smith of Menomonie, Joshua (Cristie) of Chippewa Falls, daughter-in-law Ashley Hutter of Arkansaw, 14 grandchildren, one sister Sharon Hallock of Tennessee, one brother Anthony (Hanne) Fransen of Prairie du Sac, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, son Jeremy, grandson Mason Hutter and one sister Sandy Brunner.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00AM Friday, February 9, 2024 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arkansaw. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00PM-7:00PM at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Rebecca Petfalski

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

  2. Randy Foss

    Sorry for your loss Denny, praying for God's peace to rest on you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Janet (Weishapple) Funke

    Cyndi was such a good person. I went to grade school and high school with her. Peace to the family and prayers for Cyndi.

  4. Short stack

    The day I met Cindy we hit it off amazingly., she gave me the nick name Short Stack ( I in turn gave her the name Little One ),because she thought she was taller than me. From tlosohe time I met she was always so nice to talk to she had a lot of positive advice for me.. You will be missed as a huge piece inspiration to many. Until we meet again Little One.

  5. Marlene and Greg Kitchner

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

  6. Sue and Roger Johnson

    So sorry Jen and family for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to your family.

  7. Ginger

    So sorry for you loss Jen. May the power of God embrace all of you, and help you heal.

  8. Don Stanger & Margie Hartung Stanger

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Dennis. Prayers and sympathy to you and your family.

  9. Rod & Angie Bauer

    Your family will be in our prayers. Hugs. ????????

  10. Judy Brenner Anderson

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Cindy was a high school classmate.


    So Sorry For Your Loss ~ Deepest Sympathy to you & your family at this most difficult time! Prayers

  12. Connie weiss

    So very sorry for your family's loss.Will keep you all in our prayers ???? ❤️

  13. Kathleen Lieffring

    Sending my sympathy to Den & families on your loss. Keep your memories of Cindy alive by talking about your times with her!

  14. Diane Longsdorf

    Denny and family, I am so very sorry for your loss.

  15. Judy and John Parr

    So sad Denny and family prayers and hugs

  16. Brenda Smith

    I'm very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
    Jen so sorry

  17. Dick and Jan

    Sending love and lots of hugs to Cindy's family and friends! ❤

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