Heidi Cardiff

Died: Wed., Jul. 24, 2013


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 03, 2013
Location: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd


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Heidi J. Cardiff, 48, lost her battle to colon cancer on Wednesday July 24, 2013. Most recently she lived in the Twin Cities but Heidi died surrounded by love at home in Duluth where she was raised. Heidi was born May 9, 1965 in Cambridge, MD  to Ann Marie "Mimi" (Johnson) and Kelly "Toby" Cardiff. She graduated with the Duluth East High School Class of '83. Heidi worked for GMAC Financing for 23 years and currently was employed by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. She enjoyed photography, traveling, reading, finishing her father's stitchery projects and getting to know everyone. No one was a stranger.
Heidi was preceded in death by her grandparents Jane and Kelly Cardiff, Alice Johnson Franz, D. Walter Johnson and uncle Alan W. Johnson.
She is survived by her parents Ann Marie "Mimi" (Donald) Elstad of Pike Lake and Kelly "Toby" (Pauline Garozzo) Cardiff of Sanford, FL; brothers and sisters Todd (Jana) Cardiff and their children Kelly (son Kelly Landon), Amy (daughter Madison Jane), Joshua, Hunter, Jesse Cardiff, Justin, Tyler, Ashley Goldberg; and Kelly "K.J." Cardiff,Jr., all of Jackson, OH, Donald (Julee) (son Gunnar) Elstad, Owatonna, Randy (Barbara) (daughter Emie) Elstad,Tucson, AZ, Ronda (daughter Whitney) Elstad, Duluth and Denise Lange, Mesa, AZ; aunts Judy (Jim) Snow, Duluth, Carole "KK" (Kody Kohlman) MacCarter and grandfather Roger A Franz of Maplewood.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 10 AM until the 11AM Memorial Service in The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1325 N 45th Ave E, Duluth. Inurnment will be in Sunrise Memorial Park. Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence see www.sunrisefuneralhomeandcemetery.com. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd or the Miller Dwan Solvay House Foundation.

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John Tripp
   Posted Sat July 27, 2013
I went to high school with Heidi. She had a big smile and was always laughing. My thoughts and condolences to her family.

Karen Pagenkopf Teig
   Posted Sun July 28, 2013
I was so sorry to hear of Heidi's passing. She was a wonderful person. My deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends.

Heidi (Schamberger) Olsen
   Posted Sun July 28, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I went to school with Heidi and she will be missed. She was a fun loving friend and always had a smile for you. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Allen and Mille Fahland
   Posted Sun July 28, 2013
Mimi and Toby. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Take care and God bless. Love, Al and Mille Fahland
Note: We are in Grand Marais in the summer and Leesburg, FL in the winter months.

Frank & Gerrie Kallio
   Posted Sun July 28, 2013
Toby/ Mimi
Our deepest sympathies

Terry Bronniche
   Posted Mon July 29, 2013
So sorry to read of Heidi's passing. Her aunt Judy and I had fun babysitting Heidi and her brothers. They were always very entertaining. My heartfelt sympathy to Toby, Mimi, Judy and the entire family.

Terry Bronniche

Kelly and Becky Baumann
   Posted Wed July 31, 2013
Hello Cardiff Family!
We are so sorry to hear about Heidi. We just wanted you to know we are thinking a lot about you and praying for your family at this difficult time. Sending lots of hugs your way!
Kelly, Becky and family

Daniel Baumann
   Posted Wed July 31, 2013
Don, Mimi, Todd, Kelly and Amy,
You are all in our prayers and thoughts at the loss of your wonderful daughter/sister Heidi. I think of you all so often as I age and reminisce of the young high school years.

Kelly Baumann
   Posted Wed July 31, 2013
Mimi,Toby,Todd and KJ. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I surely will miss Heidi's smile and laugh! She will be missed but not forgotten!
Kelly

Ronda Elstad
   Posted Fri August 02, 2013
Mimi and Dad, Im so sorry to hear about Heidi. Whitney and I are planning on being there. Thinking of you both.

Caren Petrulo-Berry
   Posted Mon August 05, 2013
Cardiff Family-

I just learend about Heidi and I cannot begin to tell you how heavy my heart is. We recently reconnected on Facebook and I just relocated back to the Twin Cities and was excited to see her in person, introduce her to my family.

So many happy and meaningful childhood memories made, shared.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

God Bless,

Caren "Boo" Petrulo-Berry