Funeral Arrangements Set for Mother of 3 Killed in Head-On Crash

Lindsay is survived by her husband, Matthew, children Lillian Rose, Wyatt James, and Evelyn Jo. Submitted photo

Funeral arrangements have been set for a Stillwater native who was killed in a head-on crash last week in central Minnesota.

Lindsay Marie (Keenan) Cardinal, 35, of Foreston, died on Jan. 31, 2017 as a result of a collision involving a suspected drunk driver. She attended Stillwater schools, where she played soccer and basketball. Lindsay graduated from Stillwater Area High School in 2000.

Cardinal was traveling with her three children in her vehicle on Jan. 31 on Highway 23, when an an allegedly drunken driver crossed the centerline and hit her vehicle head-on, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Cardinal died at the scene.

Two of her children, Evelyn, 1, and Wyatt, 4, were transported to St. Cloud Hospital where they were treated for their injuries. Her third child, Lillian, 5, was not hurt in the crash.

“Lindsay cherished every moment as a stay at home mom and was also passionate about serving on the board of the non-profit W.I.N.K- Women In Need of Kindness, as the Donation Operations Manager,” her obituary reads. “She celebrated life at every opportunity. Her joy was contagious and she brought sunshine to the lives of those who knew her. Her spirit will be carried on in her precious children and the many lives she touched.”

After high school, Lindsay attended Saint Cloud State University where she was team captain of the SCSU Women’s Rugby team and a collegiate All-American, and selected to the Minnesota All-Star Team, Midwest All-Star Team and played on the USA Under-23 Eagles Team.

Lindsay was preceded in death by grandfather Arvin Gearman and grandparents James and Dorothy Keenan.

Lindsay is survived by her husband, Matthew, children Lillian Rose, Wyatt James, and Evelyn Jo. Parents Tim and Mary Jo (Gearman)  Keenan, father-in-law and mother-in-law Daniel and Pamela (Naumann) Cardinal, sisters Megan (Dan) Quinn and Alexandra Keenan, sisters-in-law Valery (Tony) Wruck, Cassandra Cardinal and grandmother, Rosemarie (Hable) Gearman. Also survived by an extremely close family with many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and a fiercely loyal group of friends.

To celebrate Lindsay’s life, there will be a visitation on Friday, Feb. 10, 4-8 p.m., at St. Mary’s Church in Milaca. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Milaca on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, in Little Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to W.I.N.K.- Women In Need of Kindness and Holbrook Farms Retreat of Minnesota.