Cynthia “Cyndi” Ann Olson


Cynthia “Cyndi” Ann Olson, 61, of Bismarck, ND passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2024 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND surrounded by her loving family.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7th at the Bismarck Funeral Home located at 3723 Lockport Street, Bismarck, ND 58503, starting at 5:00 pm CST, which will be followed by a Rosary and Vigil Service at 7:00 pm CST.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 8th at 11:00 am CST at Pro-Cathedral of St. Mary Catholic Church, located on 806 E. Broadway, Bismarck, ND 58501. Following the service, a lunch gathering will be held at the church. The family will be hosting a private burial service in the coming weeks.

Cyndi was born on June 12, 1962, to William and Maria Bustos in Commerce City, Colorado, where she grew up alongside her six elder siblings. Her family and community of Commerce City were an important part of Cyndi’s life.

On April 3, 1982, she gave birth to her first son, Jacob Anthony Bustos. The special bond Jacob and Cyndi shared was full of love and something Cyndi kept close to her heart.

In 1989, Cyndi met her husband Kirk Olson and they were married on May 11, 1991 in Denver, Colorado. They have been married for 32 years. On April 29, 1992, Cyndi gave birth to twins–Seth and Sierra Olson. In 1994, Kirk and Cyndi moved from Denver and made their home in Bismarck, North Dakota. On July 11, 1995, Cyndi gave birth to their son Cole Olson.

Family was everything to Cyndi and nothing was more important to her than her children and grandson, Jett Olson. Cyndi’s proudest moments were watching the various accomplishments of her children and grandson. Cyndi’s children and grandson were reminded everyday how loved and cherished they were. Cyndi enjoyed hosting family for numerous holidays, visiting with friends, cooking, decorating, and traveling to Denver to see her family.

Cyndi’s faith and spirituality were a guiding light in her life. Cyndi was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Her warm smile and gentle demeanor touched the lives of all who knew her. She was known for her kindness, selflessness, and always making others feel valued and loved. For those who loved Cyndi, the loss of this incredibly kind soul is immeasurable. She was the rock and matriarch of her family and will be deeply missed.

Cyndi was preceded in death by her beloved son, Jacob Bustos; mother, Maria Bustos; father, William Bustos; brother, William M. Bustos Jr., and mother-in-law, Della Olson.

Cyndi is survived by her husband, Kirk Olson; daughter, Sierra (Evan) Kasson; sons, Seth and Cole Olson; her grandson, Jett Olson; father-in-law, Jerry Olson; her brothers, Melvin (Sherree) Bustos, Rudy Bustos, Tony (Rita) Bustos, Michael (Diane) Bustos; sister, Theresa Bustos; sisters-in-law, Renae Ely and Elizabeth Bustos; brother-in-law, Laif (Kathy) Olson; as well as her many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews that she cared for deeply.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary’s Church.


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Forever missed, loved, and in my heart. I love you Auntie Cyndi.

So very sorry to learn of Cyndi’s passing. I am very fortunate to have known her, a very special lady. Take the care & God bless.

My Dearest Aunt Cyndi,
There are no words that describe this incredible loss for our family. I will forever cherish our talks, texts, and our beautiful friendship! Not only were you my Auntie, but a true best friend for many of us. Thank you for loving my little family as you did. You will be terribly missed; and I promise to live and love as you did.
All my love forever,
Enrica Bustos

Auntie Cyndi was one of the most beautiful people I have ever known. Her beauty was far beyond her striking appearance. Her beauty was soul deep.

Prima Cyndi, you will be greatly missed. Fly with the angel in the gates of heaven.

Very unexpected passing of a beautiful soul.. RIP cousin… no words to express the heartache that will be felt by so many… gone too soon💙🥲

Cyndi will be missed , after losing my child she was one of the ones that kept me afloat during my grieving and kept me strong to keep moving forward. She was a strong person and will be greatly missed.

Kirk, Sierra, Seth and Cole, I am so saddened to hear of Cyndi’s unexpected passing. She was always so friendly and supportive. Sending comfort and strength for your heartbreaking loss. Love, Adele Gabriel

Olson family
My heart is so sad for the loss of Cyndi. She ( as the family) was such a good neighbor
I enjoyed visiting with her so much and the friendship between Karter and Jett
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers

You are the best I will never ever forget you. God bless you. I love you.

Prayers and Blessings for the Bustos and Olson Families. The passing of such a warm, loving soul suddenly is never understood. Sending hugs and comfort.

Rest in peace Aunt Cyndi,

You were more than an aunt to us, you treated us like your own kids. Thanks for all the memories. To know you was to love you.

So Beautiful!!

I am so sorry. I knew Cyndi from daily Mass at St Mary’s when daily Mass was at 0900. The last few years we have attended Corpus Christi at 1210. I did not know Cyndi well, just exchanged hellos, visited a bit. She is such a lovely woman, so kind. I am sure all of you will miss her terribly. My deepest sympathies to all Cyndi’s family and those she held dear to her heart. May your memories comfort you in the days to come.

Cyndi was a wonderful neighbor who always had a smile on her face! She loved her family so much which she shared in our many conversations. Cyndi has touched many lives with her kindness. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with her family during this difficult time.

Kirk and family, I am so very sorry to hear this news. Cyndi lit up a room when she entered. She had the best, most welcoming and genuine smile. There are not a lot of people in this world that make others happy and feel their worth. Cyndi was that person and more. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

I was so very upset when my mom called to tell me that Cyndi had passed. I will always hold dear the time I spent with Cyndi and Jacob when he was the cutest toddler. So many years ago but a much treasued memory for me. She was so fun, kind and beautiful!! I am blessed to have had the time I did with my lovely cousin, wish that time would have allowed me one more visit her. My thoughts and prayers are with Kirk, Seth, Sierra, Cole and Jett and also all of our family and friends.

I knew Cyndi from church. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I will miss her kindness and beautiful smile. Sorry for your loss. All of you are in my prayers.

It was a beautiful ceremony. Prima I will miss you greatly. May you rest in peace. From Valdez Family

I am so very sorry to hear about Cyndi.
We met through soccer, and I always enjoyed visiting with her and seeing her beautiful smile.
Rest in peace.
Prayers to the family.