Nov. 28, 1960 – Dec. 14, 2013
Born in Waukesha on Nov. 28, 1960, Cindy (Rosenfelder) Hester passed peacefully in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, holding her son Patrick’s hand as she transitioned from this world surrounded in love by her mother, Phyllis Rosenfelder; her children, Patrick and Joey Hester; her longtime soul mate, Bob Hausch; her sisters, Wendy Hausch and Lynn Hester, and Lynn’s husband, Danny; and her nephew, John Hausch. Cindy is also survived by her brother, Howie Rosenfelder, and Phillip Cruz.
Cindy grew up living near her many aunts, uncles, and cousins in Waukesha and was active member of the Silhouettes Color Guard and Drill Team for many years.
Moving west with her family as a teen, Cindy marched with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, winning a national championship titles with both those organizations. Cindy was known as a loving spirit who will be remembered as the quintessential, classic mother and homemaker. Her two boys were her greatest loves in life. She was an enthusiastic cook and home decorator, no one left her home without gaining a few pounds from being endlessly fed and mothered, and she took great pride in decorating her home to make it a loving and inviting place for her family and friends. She carried that same enthusiasm for order and perfection to her work at both Cal State San Bernardino and later at Sacramento State University, where she developed many deep and lasting friendships. Cindy will be remembered most as that Midwestern girl who moved to the West Coast, bringing the spirit and nostalgia of Midwest values and living with her. She was always concerned for others and looked to lend a hand to everyone she met. Her deep sense of family, love, and care for others along with her enthusiasm, quirks and giving heart will be deeply missed by all.
Cindy is also survived by many nieces, nephews and a large extended family as well as many friends. As was her wish, memorial services will be held after the holidays and that information will be posted at a later date.
In lieu of flowers and donations, the family asks that you honor Cindy’s memory by holding someone dear to your heart close in your arms, and that you seize every opportunity tell those close to you how much you love and cherish them.