In lieu of flowers, giving a gift in memory of Lindsey can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. https://give.cff.org/minnesota-dakotas/Donate
Herold, Lindsey Marie (Olson), age 38. Our beautiful, brave and strong girl gained her Angel wings after losing her battle to Cystic Fibrosis on June 22, 2022.
Lindsey was born in Fridley, Minnesota on July 28, 1983. Shortly after she was born, Lindsey was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). Lindsey’s parents, Wayne and Sally, are both nurses and were able to provide much of Lindsey’s medical care at home. Lindsey refused to be limited by CF. When Lindsey was 8 years old and wanted to take a trip with a friend’s family, her parents told her that she could go if she learned how to do all her CF treatments on her own. She did. And from that day forward, Lindsey was unstoppable.
Throughout her life, Lindsey was active and energetic. She loved golfing, skiing, crafting, working with kids, shopping with her mom (Lindsey had impeccable taste), and planning father-daughter date nights (which often included car karaoke to 80s music). Dance was her lifelong passion. From the age of 3 till she graduated from high school, Lindsey danced competitively for 15 years at Stage Door Dance Studio. Her senior year was capped off with a national competition win in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Lindsey continued to pursue her passion for dance through teaching and choreography, working at Arabesque School of Dance for the past 15 years. Lindsey was active in the CF community and fundraisers leading TEAM LINDSEY at the annual great strides event. She also served as an ambassador with the CF of Minnesota.
Lindsey was a 2001 graduate of Blaine High School where she was active in competitive cheerleading. After graduating from high school, she attended St. Cloud State where she earned a degree in Elementary Education. After graduating she taught elementary classes before continuing her education and received a Master’s degree in Reading from Concordia University – St. Paul.
While at St. Cloud State Lindsey met the love of her life, Wes. Together they traveled the world visiting Iceland, the Baltics, Dominican Republic and many other places throughout the United States by plane or motorcycle. Most off all Lindsey enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
In October 2016, after 15 months of waiting, Lindsey received the gift of a double lung transplant. New lungs opened up new opportunities for new adventures. Lindsey and Wes married in October 2019. They made their home in Greenfield, with their fur baby Grace. Together, Lindsey and Wes owned and operated, Urban Air Adventure and Trampoline Park in Plymouth. This was Lindsey’s way to stay involved with the community and children when she could no longer teach. As an independent entrepreneur Lindsey also sold Ziya Athletic and Color Street Nails.
In early 2021, Lindsey contracted bacterial pneumonia. She fought valiantly for 18 months, spending over 175 days in the ICU. Her doctor frequently remarked that, pound for pound, no one fought harder. She passed away peacefully at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, while surrounded by her family. Thank you to the nursing and respiratory staff at the University of Minnesota for their compassionate care.
Lindsey is survived by her husband Wesley Herold, her parents Wayne and Sally Olson, and her brother Matt Olson (wife, Sheila) and many extended family and friends. We will miss her for the rest of our lives and will try to live as she did, living each day to the fullest. In the words of Maya Angelou, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” In lieu of flowers, giving a gift in memory of Lindsey can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (hyperlink: https://give.cff.org/minnesota-dakotas/Donate)
Visitation will be held from 5-8PM – Wednesday, July 6th at Miller Funeral Home, 6210 Highway 65 NE, Fridley (763) 571-1300. A Celebration of Lindsey's Life will be held on Thursday, July 7th 11AM with visitation starting at 10AM at Banquets of Minnesota, 6310 Highway 65 NE, Fridley. A reception, luncheon with a cash bar will follow the Celebration from 12-4PM.
Guests are encouraged to wear purple and/or green clothing, accessories and/or jewelry. Purple represents Cystic Fibrosis and green represents organ donations.
In lieu of flowers, giving a gift in memory of Lindsey can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.