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Cynthia A. Golden

1949 to 2015


Cynthia A. Golden, 66 of Otis, Colo. and former Sidney area resident, passed away at the Sterling Regional Medical Center, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 30 in the Church of the Nazarene in Sidney with Rev. Leonard Suhr officiating. Burial will follow in the Potter Cemetery. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Cynthia's name to the donor's choice. You may view Cynthia's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Cynthia's care and funeral arrangements.

Cynthia Ann Golden, the daughter of George Edward and Audrey Mae (Hillers) Wheelock was born on July 19, 1949 at Marysville, Kan. She graduated from Sidney High School and received her Cosmetology Degree from WNCC. Cynthia was a long time employee at Cabela's, starting in the Distribution Center and completing her employment in the Print Shop. She was lucky enough to have found two great loves in her life. She married Michael Vance Golden on Aug. 5, 1985 in Arizona. Michael lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 18, 1985. She met Dennis Gasseling in 1988. They were engaged to be married but Dennis was taken suddenly in February 2001. Cynthia was a stay at home mom for many years until Mike passed. She then went to WNCC and soon after graduation began working at Cabela's. In the last few years of her life she found her true calling as a caregiver for the elderly. This employment brought her the greatest joy of all. She had a true bond and connection with her clients. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren in their many sporting events and 4-H activities.

Survivors include (2) sons: Terry Nation of Sterling and Fred Nation of Sioux City, IA; (1) daughter: Tonya Erickson and husband Shad of Otis; grandchildren: Chaton Satorius, Sterling, Azaria and Chase Erickson, Terry Nation Jr, Jared and Christian Nation all of Otis and Kenndy Jo Laflin of Lincoln; great-grandchildren: Anastasia Chard and Kiya Cruz of Otis; sisters: Sheila Conley and husband Roger of Sidney, Kathy Prentice of Garden City, Kan., Mary Weber and husband John of Stockbridge, Ga., Beth Kind and husband Duane of Omaha, and Sandra Wheelock of Sidney; brothers: John Wheelock of Sidney, Jim Wheelock of Sterling and Robert Wheelock of Oklahoma; many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: George and Tim Wheelock, niece: Cassandra Brunick and nephew: Chris Adams.


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