In loving memory of

Cindy Nell VanHouten
July 6, 1959 - May 9, 2022

Cindy Nell VanHouten, 62, of Rochester, MN passed away Monday, May 9, 2022 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

Cindy was born July 6, 1959 in Rochester, MN the daughter of George and Dolores (Schoonover) VanHouten. She was a 1978 graduate of Lake City High School and enrolled in the horticulture program at Rochester Vo-Tech. Cindy worked at K-Mart in Rochester for 25 years and Walmart for 10 years. She was a member of Rochester Baptist Church. Cindy enjoyed making wedding flowers, gardening, and crafts. She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews along with family and friends.

She is survived by her siblings, Gary (Linda) Rubin, Frank (Linda) Rubin, George (Debra) VanHouten, and sister-in-law, Elfi Rubin. She is also survived by nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Sam Hilleshiem; brother, David Rubin; sister and brother-in-law, Jessie and Dale Pagel; niece-in-law, Jill Hilleshiem.

A funeral service celebrating Cindy's life will be held 11:00 AM Friday, May 13, 2022 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Rochester, MN.

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Terri Erickson wrote on May 13, 2022:

"Cindy was my friend here at central tower's we shared toby together I really going to miss her "

Nona Schwaller wrote on May 12, 2022:

"I was so sorry to hear about Cindy's passing. Cindy always had a smile and kind words, for everyone she met. I was so blessed to call her my friend !! She' lol be greatly mind. Prayers to your entire family "

Jeff Coe wrote on May 11, 2022:

"Cindy, I will always remember how nice you used to be to me when I came into Kmart. You always had a smile on your face when you were working there. "

Connie Salgy wrote on May 10, 2022:

"So sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. She was a warm, caring person. spent many of hours with her and Aunt Deloris when they lived in the country near Lake City. Sending prayers and hug."

Anita Tjepkes wrote on May 10, 2022:

"So sorry to see Cindy's passing. We worked at Kmart at the same time. She loved the flowers. Prayers for the families "

Nancy Carlson wrote on May 10, 2022:

"Sorry to hear of Cindy?s passing. Cindy & I were classmates. I would meet her at Kmart she always knew me we would chat for a few minutes. She was a nice person. You have my Deepest Sympathy,"